Public History (Minor)

Public History (Minor)

Public History Minor

Apply history to the real world with our public history minor

Public historians work on translating historical research and information to the broad public audience.​ The public history minor is designed to provide students with the skills and experience to work in museums, archives, libraries, historic sites and houses, non-profits and historical societies, corporations, and in educational and community programs.


Curriculum & Requirements

The minor is composed of five courses of 4 credits each, including an introduction to public history course and an internship, HIST 691 Internship, at a local historical site.

HIST 500Introduction to Historical Thinking4
HIST 595Explorations4
HIST 691Internship4
Select eight credits of public history courses approved by minor supervisor at 500/600 level8
Total Credits20

For more information, contact Sonic Woytonik, minor supervisor.