Prepare for a museum career with a public history minor
The minor in public history emphasizes both practice and theory, including methods for disseminating information to diverse publics and the preservation of heritage in the form of texts, objects, buildings, and landscapes.
The professional field of public history (also known as applied history) is rapidly expanding. This 24-credit minor provides specialized preparation for diverse careers in the field, including archiving, museum work, federal and state public history programs such as the National Park Service, private institutions, and interpretive historical sites.
The Public History Minor is housed in the History and Political Science Department, but it is an interdisciplinary minor with an integrated community experiential practicum or internship experience. Students majoring in history will also be able to minor in public history.