Program Introduction

At Longwood University, we provide a faculty with experience in numerous public history fields: archival administration, museum work, archeology, historic preservation, and art history. Our students gain a firm foundation in history while also pursuing courses in archaeology, art history, and web design. Students concentrating in public history also complete a three-credit, 120-hour internship, ensuring them practical, real world experience that prepares them for the job market.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History with a Certificate or Concentration in Public History

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged by one of the three professors within the department who teach in the public history program. Internships are worth between 3-12 credit hours.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Smithsonian Institution
• Library of Congress
• Museum of the Confederacy
• Loudon Historical Museum
• Montpelier Restoration Project
• Mount Vernon
• Appomattox Battlefield
• Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefield
• Petersburg Battlefield
• Jamestown
• Yorktown
• Museum of the Shenandoah
• Chrysler Museum
• Robert R. Moton Museum
• Dillwyn Museum
• Sandusky Plantation
• Village View Plantation

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• Museum of the Confederacy
• Appomattox Battlefield
• Library of Congress
• Mount Vernon Association
• Lynchburg Museum
• Valentine Museum