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Public and Applied History

Take history’s lessons and present them to the public or apply them to today’s issues.

Students studying

As a public and applied history major, prepare to work at museums, state and local archives, the national park service, and similar places that provide the community opportunities to explore their history.

Our department’s curriculum is multi-dimensional and globally oriented. You’ll learn to think analytically, read critically, research accurately, and write professionally. Coursework includes the study of history, instruction on historical archival and research methods, and hands-on experience that immerse you into applying that knowledge to current challenges for public consumption and understanding.

What sets us apart

Learn from professionally acclaimed experts

Led by faculty members who are experts in their field, you will learn the trade from seasoned professionals with years of experience and come out with the skills you need to advance in the industry.

Prepare for success after graduation

Public and Applied History majors graduate with vocational flexibility, and are known to go on to enjoy venerable careers. Recent history graduates enjoy successful careers as pastors in various Christian denominations, professional journalism, library and museum research and administration, teachers in secondary and higher educational settings, professionals in law and the criminal justice system, and corporate management and administrative positions.

Academic Catalog

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