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The interdisciplinary minor in public history allows students to examine the ways the historic method is applied outside of the classroom. For students seeking a career in public history, the minor will better prepare them for advanced study in specialized programs. In addition to history courses, students can explore related disciplines such as anthropology and can take specialized courses in fields such as marketing, management or advertising. Students interested in this minor should see the public history adviser in the Department of History. As students select courses to meet the requirements for the University Core of Common Studies (UCCS), they should pay close attention to the list of recommended courses for this minor.

Recommended courses that satisfy UCCS requirements include:
Introductory Anthropology
Contemporary Presentation
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to American History
Statistics Courses - at lease one of the following:
Business Statistics
Modern Elementary Statistics
Psychological Measurements and Statistics
Social Statistics


Public History Minor

The minor in public history consists of seven courses (21 credit hours), including three required courses in history and one upper division history course appropriate to the public history area in which the student envisions working (12 credit hours); and three elective courses (9 credit hours).


  • History majors pursuing the interdisciplinary minor in public history should note that only two courses may overlap between a major and a minor in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
Required History Courses
HIST 4100Public History3
HIST 4101Applied History3
HIST 4986Internship in Public and Applied History3
Upper Division Course in Public History
Choose one of the following:3
The British Atlantic World to 1713
The Civil War Era
African-American History
Readings in History (depending on relevance of topic)
Undergraduate Seminar in History (depending on relevance of topic)
*Elective Courses - Choose three of the following:9
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Archaeology and Prehistoric Cultures
Prehistory of North America
Topics in Literature or Writing (Writing for Nonprofit Agencies)
Understanding Entrepreneurship
Management of Human Resources
Training and Development
Behavior and Organization
Introduction to Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications
Total Credit Hours21


  • *Elective Courses: Only two business administration courses may be included among the three electives.
  • All courses should be selected with the approval of the public history adviser.