History & Society
Understand the past. Shape your future. Study History & Society at USJ.
History: Haven’t we all heard that those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it?
As a USJ History major, you will delve deep into the annals of local, national and world history, enabling you to interpret the present in order to shape the future.
Public Policy & Advocacy
Do you want to be a part of working to make your community and the world better?
The new B.A. program in Public Policy and Advocacy is an interdisciplinary Social Science major focusing upon public and community affairs.
The Public Policy and Advocacy major appeals to a wide range of students, especially those interested in policy analysis, community advocacy, political activism, public administration, journalism, conventional and social entrepreneurship, guardianship and conservatorship, and pre-law.
Policy & Advocacy
- Paving the way to exciting and successful futures
Students in this major can pursue many different goals with this course of study; a lucrative career as a conservator and guardian immediately after graduation; preparation for work in fields related to activism, policy analysis and advocacy, government and business employment; and preparation for programs of graduate study in the Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration; Public Policy; or Law among others.
- An Extensive Curriculum
The curriculum combines traditional courses with new approaches in order to reach a better understanding of the world today. In addition to a B.A. in History, students can earn a degree in History with a concentration in Archives and Museum Skills.
- A Strong Foundation
A degree in History provides a solid liberal arts foundation. This, along with small classes and individualized attention, will effectively prepare you for numerous career interests and/or graduate work.
Internship & Career Options
Students majoring in History or Public Policy participate in internships and find employment at some of the most exciting organizations, companies and career fields with the Greater Hartford community, such as:
- The Connecticut Historical Society
- The Wethersfield Historical Society
- The Noah Webster House
- The Stowe-Day Memorial Library
- The Connecticut Legislative Offices
- United Technologies
- Lobbying Group Associations
- Local Probate Courts
- Conservatorship Professionals
- Any many more!
- Business Administrator
- College Teaching
- Community Organizers/Community Advocate
- Congressional Aide
- Consumer Advocate
- Court Appointed Conservator/Guardian
- Departmental Historian
- Education Administrator
- Election Campaign Staffer
- Foreign News Correspondent
- Government Professional
- Intelligence Specialist
- International Relations Specialist
- Lawyer/Law Associate
- Museum Director/Staff
- Policy Analyst
- Policy Organizer
- Public Administrator/Manager
- Public Opinion Pollster
- Public Relations Officer
- Research/Technical Advisor
- Tour Guide
- University Researcher