History and Government
Why study history and government at WVU Tech?
Our upper-division course offerings require students to cover a wide range of historical time periods, taught by established research specialists in those fields. Many of our students also choose to minor in political science or psychology.
WVU Tech’s proximity to Charleston enables our students to receive hands-on experience working with archival material and through excellent internship opportunities with the state government.
Students who enjoy assessing documents from the past, reading, archival library work and have an interest in analyzing the impact and influence of historical events and trends tend to enjoy this program.
Are there undergraduate research opportunities?
WVU Tech history majors have engaged in research with organizations such as the West Virginia Humanities Council and NASA.
What opportunities are available for graduates?
Graduates find career opportunities in law, government, civil service, U.S. historical offices, banking, insurance, journalism, archives and military service. The nation’s armed forces look favorably on history graduates among their officers.
Graduates have become attorneys, librarians, secondary education teachers, private sector corporate officers and military officers.
Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in history, archival programs, public history and law.