Department of History & Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in Public History

The baccalaureate degree in public history prepares students for careers in historic preservation as well as museum and archive management.

The public history degree requires fifty three additional semester hours beyond the General Education requirements and the College of Arts and Humanities foreign language requirement.

General Education Required Courses

Public history majors are required to take six hours of beginning foreign language courses or obtain the appropriate waiver for high school language study.

The fifty three semester hours required for the public history degree include:


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level courses.
3HIST class must be in the sub-field of United States History.
4HIST class must be in the sub-field of European or World History.
5Must be in one language. Students may waive three hours of language requirement for every one year of language study in high school with grades of "C" or better.