Program Introduction

Established in 2020, the Public History Minor at Eastern Illinois University is open to all undergraduate students. Thought the program is still in its infancy, nearly a dozen students have enrolled in the first year. Though the program is new and offers flexibility for students to explore a variety of public history activities from exhibit design, to conducting oral histories, as well as building digital archives.

Degrees Offered

  • Public History Minor

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History
  • Publishing

Credit Hour Requirements


Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Internships are a key component of the minor. The student works with the coordinator to identify and arrange an agreement with a host institution. The goal of the internship is to provide practical experience in a Public History organization to allow the student to apply and develop skills related to public history. (3 credits)