Program Introduction

Established in 2010, the Public History program at Rhode Island College currently offers a 15 credit certificate in Public History. As a public institution of higher learning, Rhode Island College is committed to broad education. The new and expanding Public History program exemplifies the college’s engagement with society. The college is also ideally situated to take advantage of the countless opportunities for involvement in public history projects throughout New England.

Degrees Offered

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

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

In-State Status

Deadline To Apply

See program website for details.

Internship Requirements

Required. Students arrange internships with the assistance of the Director of the Public History Program.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Cranston Library
• John Brown House
• Slater Mill
• RISD Museum
• Pettaquamscutt Historical Society
• Rhode Island State Archives

Job Placement Assistance

RIC’s program is linked to the public history community through a Public History Advisory Board. Local organizations are involved in the program. Letters of introduction and recommendation are also made available.

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

• National Park Service
• Rhode Island State Archives