Department Advocacy Toolkit

What do students learn in history? What is the value of a degree in history? The AHA has assembled this toolkit to help departments, administrators, advisers, and students navigate the AHA's library of resources in order to better articulate the value of studying and majoring in history. If you're looking for data, personal narratives, or department strategies, this guide is for you. 

For Career Counselors & Academic Advisers

What careers do history majors pursue? How does history contribute to a well-rounded education? Answers to these and other questions can be found on this page of resources curated especially for use by Career Counselors and Academic Advisers.

For Career Counselors & Academic Advisers

For Higher Education Administrators

How do courses in history support a robust curriculum and coherent student pathways? How does studying history prepare students for future success in other courses and in their careers? If you're a higher education administrator curious about the value of studying history, this page has resources selected especially for you. 

For Higher Education Administrators

For History Professors & Department Chairs

Data on careers for history majors? Enrollment trends and departmental strategies to attract students? Stories of student success? Find all these and more to make the case to students, colleagues, parents about the value of studying history.

For History Professors & Department Chairs

For Students

What can you do with a history degree? What careers do history majors pursue? What skills do you learn when you study history? If you're considering pursuing a history degree, check out these resources curated especially for students.

For Students