What You Will Learn
What Is The Public History Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in Public History is housed within the College of Arts & Humanities.
In addition to history-specific coursework, this program requires interdisciplinary
studies in the areas of Economics, Political Science, Geography, Communication, and
Behavioral Sciences. Additionally, a range of courses focuses on historical preservation
and management of museums or archived records. This program is designated as a recommended
option for those Pre-Law students intending to apply for law school after completion
of their undergraduate degree.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Historical reasoning and knowledge of the past, including development of human society and culture.
- Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, evaluate and integrate relevant facts by stating, defending, and testing a thesis or hypothesis.
- Understanding core concepts in Government and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Geography.
- Careful and purposeful collection and preservation of records and historical artifacts.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- National Social Science Association
- National Council for the Social Studies
- American Association for State and Local History
- American Historical Association
- Society of American Archivists
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the Public History field vary from research and archiving to civic
engagement. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers
in politics, law enforcement, and community development programming.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Public History Degree?
For more information about the Public History degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Arts & Humanities catalog.