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Holocaust Studies Major

44 yearly degrees
#351 in popularity
$66,000 median salary

Holocaust studies is a major that typically falls into the Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in Holocaust studies, 1 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 3 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 1 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Holocaust Studies Degree?

Holocaust studies is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #311 in popularity. About 0 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. The major attracts more women than men. About 70% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of Holocaust studies majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10%
  • White: 80%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0%
  • Other Races: 10%
Holocaust Studies Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Holocaust studies. About 0% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending Holocaust studies majors to the U.S. are Argentina.

What Will You Learn as a Holocaust Studies Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to Holocaust studies to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Holocaust Studies Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Holocaust Studies Majors

Skills for Holocaust Studies Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to Holocaust studies:

Important Skills for Holocaust Studies Majors

Abilities for Holocaust Studies Majors

As a Holocaust studies major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

Important Abilities for Holocaust studies Majors

What Can You Do With a Holocaust Studies Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with Holocaust studies:

Careers Related to Holocaust Studies
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary




Holocaust Studies Major Salary

Average salaries range from $66,000 to $66,000 for careers related to Holocaust studies. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for a Holocaust Studies Major  ( 66000 to 66000 )
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )

Your salary will be largely dependent on the career path you follow and what area of the country (or world) you work. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Holocaust Studies Major Jobs

Some careers associated with Holocaust studies require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much education do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to Holocaust studies have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Holocaust Studies
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Post-Secondary Certificate


Some College Courses


Associate's Degree or Equivalent


Bachelor's Degree


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Master's Degree


Post-Master's Certificate


First Professional Degree


Doctoral Degree


Post-Doctoral Training


Online Holocaust Studies Programs

There are 1 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in Holocaust studies, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Online learners benefit from being able to watch lectures remotely and complete coursework on their schedule, but they also take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to dropout.

Is a Holocaust Studies Major Worth It?

The median salary for a Holocaust studies grad is $66,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 71% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $549,600 after 20 years!

Holocaust studies salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period


Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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