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Career Services Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

History & Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science scholars examine the conceptual, methodological and historical aspects of science.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Verbal communication: Deliver presentations, mediate in disputes and conflicts; listen objectively, compare and contrast ideas and information; Formulate and defend positions

Written communication: Explaining ideas, writing and presenting information; compiling carefully reasoned reports and essays;

Synthesis of information: Synthesize a large amount of information and draw conclusions based on that information, thorough, reading comprehension

Research: Interdisciplinary methodology and perspective, conduct and explain research clearly, forecast possible future trends; Conduct and explain scientific research clearly

Organization: Carry out tasks with thoroughness, precision, and attention to detail, meet deadlines, manage projects; Collect and organize important historical data

Degree specific: History of various geographical areas and time periods as well as geographical areas and time periods, understand and interpret the past and the influence of "perspective" on facts

Cultural sensitivity: Appreciation and awareness of cultural differences, exposure to different cultural environments, an appreciation and awareness of cultural difference through the influence of different historical factors

Analysis and evaluation: Understand the sense of "sequence" and interrelationship between events, evaluate historical data, critical and analytical thinking; Ethical perspective and understanding. Assess the validity of sources and the impact of bias on our perception of past events

Problem solving: Develop systematic procedures for investigating a problem, making sound judgments based on research and analysis of data, approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem

Computer skills: Word processing

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Aboriginal Liaison
  • Archivist / Archivist Assistant
  • Bibliographer
  • Bioethicist
  • Biographer
  • Citizenship & Immigration Officer
  • Collections Manager
  • Communications Assistant
  • Community Organizer
  • Conservation Restoration Technician
  • Consultant
  • Copy Writer
  • Curator
  • Cybrarian
  • Database / Records Manager
  • Diplomat
  • Editor / Assistant Editor
  • Educational Program Coordinator
  • Eligibility Review Officer
  • Ethics Consultant/Researcher
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Genealogist/ Genealogical Assistant
  • Government Relations Assistant
  • Heritage Assistant
  • Historian
  • Historic Interpreter
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Hospice Worker
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Intelligence Analyst/Officer
  • Learning Strategist
  • Librarian
  • Market Researcher/Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Preservation/Restoration Assistant
  • Public Policy/Political Analyst
  • Researcher/Research Assistant
  • Survey Assistant
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Writer
  • Theologist
  • Tour Director / Tour Guide
  • Writer

Potential Industries

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Archives & Museums
  • Bioethics
  • Business/Market Research Firms
  • Communications
  • Community Development
  • Culture & historical societies
  • Culture & Recreation
  • Education
  • Ethics Review Boards
  • Foreign Service
  • Funeral Services
  • Government
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Hospital Administration & Public Health
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • International Agencies/Organizations
  • International Development
  • Libraries
  • Non-profits & NGOs
  • Philanthropic Foundations
  • Policy development / planning
  • Politics
  • Post-conflict Resolution & Peace-building
  • Post-Secondary Institutions
  • Publishing
  • Research Institutions
  • Theology
  • Writing

Associations & Professional Development


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Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.


Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318

Clubs on Campus: History Club
Philosophia: Undergrad Philosophy Club


Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020


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