• 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
  • Nana Darkwa

    Class of 2019
    Sociology Major; Political Science Minor
    Career goal: job that involves civic engagement
    Activities: Civic Corps, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate student ambassador, orientation leader, volleyball team, intramurals assistant, IELI Buddy Program volunteer

    When Nana Darkwa joined the Civic Corps, she was asked to be WSU’s first student ambassador to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. “Most of the teachers that I talk to have already had plans to go, but the extra help from Worcester State students is what pushes them to actually want to go again or for the first time,” she says. “They like having us there because the kids look up to older students to see what they're doing in college.” She also is planning a fundraiser with the institute for school transportation and a summertime certificate program that focuses on civic engagement and the Kennedy legacy.


    History and Political Science

    Sullivan Academic Center
    Suite S-327