post on the website of the Boston University History Department. It does an outstanding job of dispelling three myths about majoring in history. They are:
1. "History is boring"
2. "I don't want to teach so I shouldn't major in history."
3. "History is just old-fashioned liberal arts. I need 'real world' skills. I should major in something 'sensible' even if it's not what I'm really excited about."
I encourage you to read the entire post. Here is a taste;