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Careers in History

The history program prepares students for careers in academic or public history. The former involves teaching and professional research associated with colleges and universities. The latter prepares students to work in history museums, archives, living history sites, and national parks. History is a classic liberal arts field that prepares students for graduate work in a variety of fields including history, political science, archeology, anthropology, and law. History is also good undergraduate preparation for seminary. History can provide a skills-based foundation for pursuing careers in almost any field by focusing on communication, critical analysis, information management, and problem-solving.

A bachelor of arts degree in History from Cedarville University can lead you to a career as a:

    • History Teacher
    • Legislative Assistant
    • Librarian
    • Public Affairs Officer
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Lawyer
    • Paralegal and Legal Assistant


Internships in the field of history can help prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. For those who want to pursue a career in academia, students are encouraged to seek student grader and assistantship opportunities on campus. For those who are considering careers in public history, internships are strongly encouraged in local historical societies, museums, libraries, or living history sites.

In the Department of History and Government, we recommend internships in all of our majors and require them in some.  We offer the DC Semester for students in any major, and we have recently finalized a relationship with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for students to gain an internship experience while going through their “Analyst Boot Camp” for a semester.  The ATIC facility is short drive from campus and provides a great opportunity for students interested in intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, international studies, and a variety of other fields.  Even if you do not pursue one of these two programs, we will work with you to find an internship in your field either near campus or near your home for your summer break.

View a listing of internships completed by students while enrolled at Cedarville University.  You can search by department and major to see internships previous students have obtained while studying at Cedarville.

    Career Resources

    Cedarville University's Career Services helps students in a variety of areas from start to finish. Here are some resources available to students. Jobs 4 Jackets is designed to meet your internship and job search needs as a student! As a student, you may post a resume for employers to view, as well as access job postings that are entered daily by employers both around the world. View career services resources for students.

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    Dana Corporation Maumee , OH Finance 2016
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    Dana Incorporated Maumee, OH Finance 2017
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    Duotech Franklin, NC Electrical Engineering 2017
    Duotech Services Franklin, NC Electrical Engineering 2017
    EDAptive Computing Dayton, OH Computer Engineering 2017
    Edusource Indianapolis, IN Computer Science 2017
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    Edusource Indianapolis, IN Computer Science 2017
    Electrical Components International Troy, MI Mechanical Engineering 2017
    ELIC Fort Collins, CO Linguistics 2017
    Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions Sidney, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Enhance U Sports Performance Academy Vandalia, OH Exercise Science 2016
    Enterprise Engineering, Inc Anchorage, AK Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Epic Verona, WI Computer Science 2017
    Excellus Blue Cross Blue Sheild Rochester , NY Information Technology Management 2017
    Fair Haven Fitness Fair Haven, VT Exercise Science 2016
    Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington D.C., DC Communication 2017
    First Baptist Church Wylie Wylie, TX Music Education 2017
    First Free Evangelical Church of Rockford Rockford, IL Biblical Studies 2017
    FirstEnergy (Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station) Oak Harbor, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Four County Counseling Peru, Wabash, and Kokomo, IN Psychology 2016
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