Program Introduction

Established in 2004, the Minor in Public History admits two to six students each year. The program offers a minor in public history that can be appended to a college major. Approximately twelve students have graduated from the program, with an average of two students graduating annually.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • Other
  • Public History Minor

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Internships are arranged by the student with the cooperation of the program director.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Westmoreland County Historical Society
• Westmoreland Museum of American Art
• The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery
• Saint Vincent College Art Gallery
• Saint Vincent Monastery Archives
• Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (Pittsburgh)
• Gettysburg National Battlefield
• Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh)

Job Placement Assistance

Undergraduates in public history are advised by both an academic and a public history advisor. They receive help with graduate school selection and job prospects.

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

• The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery