Public History Minor

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Over the past two decades an explosion in the number of museums, historical societies and historic sites has led to increased demand for public historians. These historians work as consultants, archivists, historic preservationists, curators, educators, oral historians, media and public relations professionals and public policy analysts.  Students interested in history or education would benefit from this minor by having the opportunity to apply their historical knowledge to the public sphere.  This minor develops skills in historical research and methods, complementing IAS concentrations (e.g., Arts, Media, and Culture; American Studies). An internship component allows students to gain hands-on experience working for a local or regional organization in the field of public history.


All courses in the minor must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA.