Career Information

Careers in History, Technology, and Society

HTS majors don't ask "what can I do with this degree?"  Rather, they ask "what can't I do with this degree?"  With training in humanities, mathematics, computing, science, and social sciences and a global focus, HTS students are ready to move into a wide variety of careers.

Graduates with a Bachelor's of Science degree in History, Technology, and Society (BS-HTS) have a set of skills that prepares them for the workforce. Historical and sociological methods, skills, and data are used in virtually every profession.

Managers and owners of businesses, for example, analyze and report on economic, social, political, and technical change in much the same way History, Technology, and Society (HTS) students do. HTS majors are trained to be good researchers, writers, and speakers. It is no surprise, therefore, that HTS students have gone on to careers in a wide variety of fields, including:

Careers and Professions

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Business Careers

  • Administration 
  • Advertising        
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources         
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations     
  • Publishing

Government and Public Sector Careers

  • Administration
  • Archives Management     
  • Consulting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Historic Preservation
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence Services     
  • Library Science
  • Museums
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing

Professions

  • Administration
  • Health and Medical
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Teaching

Non-Profit and Social Services Careers

  • Administration
  • Consulting
  • Historic Preservation
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Social Work

Read more about our alums and the wide variety of careers that they have entered.

What do you want to be?

What Do You Want To Do With Your HTS degree?

With the skill set that you gain from an undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech, you're well equipped to do a wide variety of jobs.  

Need some help thinking about the HTS major and where it can take you?  Check out our Career Matrix, which has suggestions of clusters of classes — paired with specialized certificates or minors — that can prepare you for work in different areas, such as:

  • Business and Innovation
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Global History & the Modern World
  • Health and Medicine
  • Inequality; Race, Class, and Gender
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports Studies
  • Urban Areas and Regional Planning

Get a Taste of the World of Work: Try an Internship!

Internships can be a great way to find out what kinds of work you like to do.  Internships can be done for credit or for pay.  Visit the internship section of the website and search the Internship Database to find the right opportunity for you.

Pair Your Major with Just the Right Minor: Try the Career Matrix

The Career Matrix shows you how you can structure the major in History, Technology, and Society to prepare you for your career goals.  Take a particular cluster of classes or select a certificate or minor that will enhance your degree.