Certificate in Public History

The Department of History offers a Certificate in Public History to both degree seeking students as well as non-degree seeking individuals seeking professional advancement. The Certificate in Public History introduces undergraduate students to the field of public history while helping students to develop skills necessary to convey history to audiences in a wide array of public and private settings outside of academia. Students have the opportunity to complete a variety of projects, including website design, exhibit design, developing history education programs for museums, and National Register of Historic Places nominations. Through the internship requirement, students will gain valuable public history experience while working in a professional setting. The certificate will help prepare students for graduate level work in public history. The certificate is comprised of eighteen hours of coursework and a required three hour internship.

Requirements for a Certificate in Public History

HI 301WHistory and Historical Research3
HI 320Introduction to Public History3
Select two from the following Public History Electives:6
Special Topics
Oral History
Digital History
Special Topics
Select two from the following Related Electives:6
Accounting Concepts I
Accounting Concepts II
Modern Architecture
Aural-Visual Production
Technical Writing
Grant Writing and Management
Geographic Information Systems
Urban Geography
Principles of Urban and Regional Planning
Principles of Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Introduction to Public Policy
Introduction to Anthropology
Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources
Natural Resource Management
Additional courses with the approval of the Chair of the Department of History
HI 491History Internship Practicum3
Total Hours21