Program Introduction

North Dakota State University began with a public history emphasis in our history major in 1982. In 2005 it became a full-fledged major in Public History. We have 15-25 majors in the program during any given year. The public history major provides students with a solid background in history and introduces them to such fields as archival and museum work, historical editing, historic preservation, costume conservation and design and archaeology.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in Public History

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internshipsare arranged by the student in collaboration with the Public History Director.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Bonanzaville
• State History Society of North Dakota
• Minnesota History Center
• Fort Union National Historic Site
• Knife River Indiana Villages Historic Site
• Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota

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

• State Historical Society of North Dakota
• Buffalo Bill Museum (Wyoming)
• National Park Service