Can geography majors work in history?

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Can geography majors work in history?

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Yes, graduates with a degree in geography can have a career in history as researchers and historic conservationists. Historic conservationists study different artifacts and historical sites and work with other historians to develop theories regarding historical events based on their findings on the site and other relevant data. Geography is also an important part of history since geographical landscapes are always changing due to events in history, such as cultural development, colonization, wars, and natural calamities, therefore historians must have a good foundation in geography to be able to examine historical sites, analyze landscape formations, and determine environmental factors that contribute to landscape changes when studying and researching historical events. Geography graduates can also work as supervisors and managers during excavations in historical sites and prioritize conservation of the natural landscape while excavating for historical artifacts and fossils.

For more information on careers in geography and history, check out this article: Careers in History and Geography

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