Why Study History

Social Scientists

The major social science occupations covered in this statement are anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers, and historians. Social scientists study all aspects of society—from past events and achievements to human behavior and relationships among groups. Their research provides... ... more

Academic Programs of Interest for Social Scientists

Criminal Science
Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. Criminological research areas include the incidence and forms of crime as well as its... more
Social Work
Social Workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social Work... more


Historians held about 3,100 jobs in 2020. The largest employers of historians were as follows:Federal government, excluding postal service - 25%Local government, excluding education and hospitals - 20%State government, excluding education and hospitals - 17%Professional,... ... more