Public History Concentration

If you’re interested in working for museums, historical societies, or archives, a history major is a first step toward these careers. The Department of History’s Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Public History introduces you to the specialized methods used by history professionals.

History internships allow our students to explore historical careers and gain valuable work experience while earning credit toward their degrees. This combination of training and on-the-job experience provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate study, which is often required for employment in these fields.

You must complete 42 credits in order to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in history with the Public History concentration. See the Undergraduate Catalog for specific course requirements.  

For those who qualify, there is an active chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary society. This organization, dedicated to history, provides special opportunities for the department's outstanding students, such as participation in regional and national professional conferences. We also have an active History Club, open to any student who loves history, which organizes a variety of co-curricular activities and historical field trips for the department's students and faculty.  

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