Degrees Offered

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

Program Introduction

The Public History concentration at the University of Alabama, began in 2020. The program offers an embedded concentration in public history for History majors. Approximately ten students have graduated with the concentration since its start. Students may take electives in museum studies, anthropology, documentary studies, American studies, cultural geography, historic preservation, and more.

Degrees Offered

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

Program Strengths

  • Editing
  • Film/Video
  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Full-time Program Staff/Faculty


Financial Aid Available

in-state tuition status, merit scholarships

Internship Requirements

The internship course is 3-credit course offered every spring. The student and instructor select an internship sponsor based on the student's career interests. Though internships are not always paid, the student may early pay and course credit at the same time.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

Invisible Histories Project, Birmingham Historical Society, Marion Main Street, Alabama Memory Project

Job Placement Percentage Within One Year

Of our graduates thus far, all have gone onto graduate school in some type of Public History or History M.A.

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

The program is so new we don’t have this data.

Community & Institutional Connections

UA Division of Museums, College of Communications, Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation, Invisible Histories Project, and more