Program Introduction

Established in 2009, Union College's Public History Program offers a minor, a history major concentration, public history internships, and a number of courses open to everyone, including two public history mini-terms. Students choosing to concentrate in Public History do so as part of a history major and graduate with a B.A. in History.

Degrees Offered

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

Financial Aid Available

The college itself has financial aid available. There is no financial aid that is specific to this program.

Internship Requirements

Students who choose to minor or concentrate in public history will undertake an academic internship under the supervision of the Director of Public History. Students apply for an internship at one of a number of pre-approved area public history sites or to a museum of their own choosing. Internships may be paid or unpaid and will count as a full course. Among the places students have interned are the New York State Museum, the Adirondack Museum, Vale Cemetery, and the Shaker Hancock Museum.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

U.S.S. Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Albany N.Y.
Schenectady County Historical Society