Program Introduction

Established in 2019, the B.A. in History with a specialization in Public History is designed for students interested in interpreting and creating history. Students can take courses in archival studies, digital history, museum studies, and oral history. Through these types of courses, public history students develop practical skills what will help them secure employment in libraries, museums, archives, national parks, heritage sites, media and corporations. Furthermore, this specialization prepares students for graduate study in more specialized fields such as historic preservation, information sciences, library and archival science, material culture conservation, and museum curation.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Digital Media
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements

Total credits for B.A.: 120. Total credits for certificate program: 18.

Financial Aid Available

The History Department offers scholarship opportunities to students. Please see for more details, or contact program advisor.

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Job Placement Assistance

The capstone course readies students for the job market.