"Why History? "The simple answer is that history majors have a proven track record of success in any number of fields, and make excellent lawyers, consultants, business owners, policy makers, corporate executives and so forth. To study history is to train the mind to assimilate information, recognize patterns and make judgments about what is most important…. All the data are clear on this point: history majors earn comfortable salaries, with most closing the gap with professional majors by peak earning years. And they emerge as leaders in their fields because they are comfortable with the big-picture thinking and long-term vision that the study of history cultivates." — The Stanford Daily, April 10, 2014
“History is such a great major. I am perpetually amazed at how important history research and writings skills are for further studies, foreign policy, military and intelligence operations, and just good work habits. I witnessed many smart people with boundless energy who would have done much better for their country and themselves had they ever been history majors.” — Colonel Jeff Hartman, U.S. Army
"Employers want successful people. A company on Wall Street would hire a 3.6 history major over a 2.6 finance major."
— Nancy Dudak, Director of Career Services
“Historical knowledge is no more and no less than carefully and critically constructed collective memory. As such it can both make us wiser in our public choices and more richly human in our private lives.” — William H. McNeill, Why Study History?