Public History Minor

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, the student can explore related disciplines such as marketing, management, or advertising. Students in this minor should see the public history advisor 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 for this minor. Prerequisites for enrolling in the minor are HIST 1101; or HIST 2101 and 2102. Recommended courses that satisfy the UCCS requirements include ANTH 1001; COMM 1100 or ENGL 1002; ECON 2003; and a statistics course (MANA 2028; MATH 1700; PSYC 2001; SOCI 2060)

Course Work

The minor in public history consists of six courses (18 total credit hours), including three required courses in history (9 credit hours); and three *elective courses (9 credit hours).

Required History Courses

HIST4100 Public History 3
HIST4101 Applied History 3
HIST4986 Internship in Public and Applied History 3

*Elective Courses - Choose three of the following:

ACCO2030 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCO2031 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ADVE1400 Advertising Principles 3
ANTH3201 Archaeology and Prehistoric Cultures 3
ANTH3250 Prehistory of North America 3
ENGL4931 Topics in Literature (Writing for Nonprofit Agencies) 3
ENTP3001 Understanding Entrepreneurship 3
HURE3001 Management of Human Resources 3
HURE4080 Training and Development 3
MANA3001 Behavior and Organization 3
MARK3001 Introduction to Marketing 3
MARK4020 Integrated Marketing Communications 3


  • 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.
  • 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.