History The Public

History + the Public

Students major in History; minor in Public Relations or Art; and intern either at a museum or public history site.  Career paths include work at museums, heritage sites, archives, State and National Parks, preservation and conservation entities, and community relations.


  • Required History Courses (36 hours);
  • Complete HIS 402 History + X (1 hour);
  • Complete ART 240 Historic Preservation (3 hours);
  • Complete internship at museum or public history site (HIS 496 or ART 496: 3 hours)*;
  • Complete either Minor in Art (21 hours), or Minor in Public Relations (21 hours).

* may be taken as part of the requirements for the Major in History or the Minor in Art