The major in history introduces students to the past at home and around the globe, while at the same time teaching skills of research, systematic analysis, and cogent writing that are highly marketable in the world of today. These skills are the foundation for careers in law, communications, the church, secondary education, archival work, historic preservation, library science, governmental and museum administration, as well as in business sales, management, and executive positions. History majors who have graduated from Luther College have found careers in all of these fields, and a number have become professional historians and teachers on the secondary and postgraduate levels. The history major is solid preparation for the Graduate Record Examination, the Law School Admission Test, the Foreign Service Examination, the Civil Service Examination, and similar professional tests.