A major in history is one of the best foundations for success in career and academic plans. Knowledge of history is essential for success in a rapidly changing world. Understanding humanity’s recorded experience gives students the information and perspective they need in order to be able to think in an orderly way about the world: its economics, politics, cultures, legal systems, and religions. History also provides students with a context for better understanding and enjoying literature, music, and the arts, all of which are in part reflections of the times in which they were produced. Equally important are the skills in research and writing developed in the course of historical study. These skills are readily transferable to everyday life, future scholarship, and a career. The quality performance of history majors in law, business, education, government, journalism, television and radio, and the arts has long been recognized. A major in history is a good preparation for graduate study in history or other humanities.