Main content

Explore History to Pursue Your Calling

When someone says they’re studying history, you might think of dull textbooks or exams. That’s not what you’ll do at Roberts. Instead, you’ll study who we are as human beings.

Why do we make the decisions that we do; what informs our values, faith, and culture? Those are the questions you’ll answer here.

Develop highly transferable skills for nearly any career path through analytical thinking, research skills, ethics, and education for character. You’ll also be prepared for graduate education in Teacher Ed, Law, Library Sciences, Museum and Archival Studies, and more.

Visit Us

Ready to take the next step? Sign up for a visit! Call us at 585-594-7612 or schedule online.


Get More Info

4 Year Promise

At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Advance your interest for history wherever it takes you in a wide range of careers.

Study abroad and/or take a trip to New York City for a Model U.N. course.

Draw wisdom from the past to discover who you are and your place in the world.


Kaycee Viator Headshot

Kaycee Viator ‘22 (History, Spanish) is a recent graduate of the program.

She says, “One of my favorite things about my History degree is the career flexibility it offers. Right now, while my aspiration is to become a constitutional lawyer, I know that if I wake up tomorrow and change my mind, my major will help me find a new career path.

Since my graduation in May 2022, I have also served in the position of Graduate Fellow for Rochester’s mayor and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I’ll be attending Canisius University for Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, M.S.”

What Will I Learn

You’ll study European, American, and non-Western histories. Understand historical context by studying political science and geography. All while building on a Christian faith foundation.

You’ll learn analytical skills you can apply to any career. Experience history on location and take a Model U.N. course!

You’ll study:
  • American, European, and Global history
  • Cultural and political trends
  • How historians research and write
  • Selecting and interpreting different kinds of historical evidence
  • The history of Christianity and other topics

Career Outlook


  • Student Teaching
  • State and local politicians (primarily Schumer and Gillibrand)
  • Local historical societies
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Law firms
  • Democrat and Chronicle


  • Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher
  • Professor
  • Lawyer
  • United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore
  • Pastor
  • Journalist
  • Archivist
  • Librarian
  • Business Owner/Manager

Grad Schools

  • University of Southern California
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Miami
  • SUNY Brockport
  • University of Leicester
  • Regent University School of Law
  • Fordham University
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of St. Andrews

Frequently Asked Questions

History is the study of the human past.
Roberts Wesleyan University History major focuses on European, American, and Global history.

Yes! A History degree is extremely versatile, opening the door to many career opportunities. You’ll learn skills highly sought after in today’s job market, like decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills. 

Pursuing a History degree can also be a quite fulfilling endeavor if you have a natural interest in history.

A history degree can be quite versatile. Some careers you could pursue include being an:

  • Attorney
  • Teacher
  • Museum Educator or Curator
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Business Attorney
  • Pastor
  • Archivist
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Business Owner

According to the US Bureau of Labor, the median annual wage for those with a history degree was $60,000 in 2019.

Naturally, the numbers will differ by area, type of school, level of education, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

Yes, we are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance their career. The Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in financial aid. In 2022-23, Roberts awarded financial assistance to 100% of our full-time undergraduate students.

Related Majors

Communication - As a Communication Major, you will complete three main components: Christian Liberal Arts, Communication Coursework, as well as your Concentration coursework, en route to a Communication Degree.
English - As an English Major, the English Department prepares students for professional careers that value strong written and oral communication skills, resulting in an English degree.
Philosophy and Theology - Interested in religious studies? Our Religion-Philosophy major will help students become intelligent, grounded, well-read people with the ability to communicate effectively.
Pre-Law - As a Pre-Law Major, completing this course of study will allow students to receive a Bachelor of Arts in History/Pre-Law degree and be able to apply to Law Schools.
Psychology - As a Psychology Major, you will meet our wonderful team of faculty, who love the Lord and love to teach Psychology Courses, as you work toward your Psychology Degree.
Department of History - 585.594.6335 -