ACADEMICS

  • Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    in History and Political Science

    At Worcester State, we partner with a number of local historical organizations that provide internships to allow you to apply your classroom training and study. These challenging real-world opportunities will help you sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience and contacts. They are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    Sample Internship Sites

    • Marlborough District Court
    • Old Sturbridge Village
    • Trial Court Records Center
    • Uxbridge District Court
    • Worcester County Law Library
    • Worcester Historical Museum
    • Worcester Police Department

    In addition to these regional opportunities, our students also have been accepted to The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, a prestigious nonprofit organization that provides select students with challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. A bachelor’s degree in history enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Many of our graduates pursue careers in business, communications, education, government, law, museums, and public history while others proceed to advanced study in history.

    Other Sample Careers

    • Journalist
    • Human rights advocate
    • Lawyer
    • National park historian
    • Researcher