Program Introduction

The UW-La Crosse History Major/Minor with an Emphasis in Public and Policy History was established in May, 2013, and replaces a minor in Public History that was created in 1986. It is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate program. As a new program there are no enrollment or graduation numbers.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Material Culture
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History
  • Public Policy

Credit Hour Requirements

40 for the major

How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available


Deadline To Apply

No application

Internship Requirements

Not required. However, internships are highly recommended and arranged to suit individual career goals. Credits vary according to the hours employed as an intern. Internship credits count towards the degree. Internships may be paid or unpaid.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Wisconsin Historical Society
• Smithsonian Institution
• Holocaust Museum
• Apostle Islands National Seashore
• Milwaukee Public Museum
• Chippewa Valley Museum

Job Placement Assistance

Individual counseling and assistance.

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

• Wisconsin Veterans’ Museum
• Milwaukee County Historical Society
• La Crosse County Historical Society