Program Introduction

The program offers a minor in Public History. While it is a small program, Meredith College has taught courses in the field since the 1940s. Approximately two to three students complete the minor in each graduating class.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • Public History Minor

Program Strengths

  • Historical Administration
  • Local/Community History

Credit Hour Requirements

19 to 21

How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged in consultation with the program
director. One to three credit hour internships are available and all internships completed through the program count as regular coursework. While a few internships are paid, most are not.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• North Carolina Museum of History
• Historic Oak View County Park
• Joel Lane House Museum
• State Archives of North Carolina
• Moredcai Historic Park

Job Placement Assistance

The program director assists students with establishing contact with employers, reviews credentials, provides references, and regularly circulates job announcements to all History majors and Public History Minors.

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

• City of Raleigh Museum
• Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
• State Archives of North Carolina
• Historic Oak View County Park