Career Information

The History program prepares students for graduate programs in history, for law school, history education, or for careers in museum science, journalism or government service. Our past graduates include lawyers, teachers, professors, curators and public servants, as well as bankers, athletic trainers and law enforcement officers.  In all of these cases, students shared their love for history, and enhanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and honed communication and writing skills.

Students are encouraged to explore information regarding careers in history provided by the American Historical Association.

The Department of History and Political Science also provides significant service and makes major contributions to the pre-law program at DWU.  The history major and the political science minor provide undergraduates with excellent preparation for law school.  Law school students come from a variety of undergraduate degree programs, but the analytical and critical thinking skills associated with history and political science degrees are valued by law school admissions officers.  If you are interested in learning more about the pre-law program specifically, call or e-mail Professor Jesse Weins, Dean of the College of Leadership and Public Service and associate professor of criminal justice, (605) 995-2686,  
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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