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 Posted: Thu Feb 14th, 2008 09:31 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

Joined: Thu Sep 1st, 2005
Location: Tennessee USA
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First, congratulations on having Phd ambitions. Never set your sights low. Understand that when you get to college, you're going to be exposed to subjects in such depths that you will find yourself immersed in things you aren't even aware of now. Keep your love of history by all means, but always be ready to expand it.

All the other posters are dead-on. I would add this: be a pessimist in order to be safe. Your ultimate goal is a history career, and you aim for the Phd. But what if something happens and you can't go to grad school after your BS or BA? Sadly, a Bachelor's in History and $5 won't get you a coffee ant Starbuck's. Consider a broad major (Bus. Admin., English, Education, etc.) with a minor in history. You'll have plenty of electives to choose from to strengthen your history load. If something happens that you don't get to grad school, your major will at least help you more in the job market. If yoiu do get to grad school, THEN you can major in history. Just food for thought...

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