The major requires 51 credits in selected history courses, including a nine-credit internship. The Public History program prepares students for employment in fields such as archives and museums, historic preservation, and the National Park Service. For more details regarding the courses available, refer to the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies web site.
Major: Public History
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A list of approved general education courses is available here .
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study, a second major, or a second degree is required.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements
An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for all Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs of study, except the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the Bachelor of Music degree, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, and the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree:
|AH&SS College Requirements|
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
|Area One: Humanities||3|
ARB, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUM, PHIL, RELS, SPAN, or WGS
|Area Two: Social Sciences||3|
ANTH, CJ, COMM, EMGT, POLS, SOC, or WGS
|Area Three: Fine Arts||3|
ARCH, ART, ENVD, LA, MUSC, or THEA
Note: Thirty-three (33) credits of the major must be taken in residence at NDSU.
|Public History Major Requirements|
|Select one history survey course from the following:||3|
|Western Civilization I|
|Western Civilization II|
|U.S. to 1877|
|U.S. Since 1877|
|HIST 251||Introduction To Public History||3|
|HIST 252||Introduction to Museum Work||3|
|HIST 352||Museum Collections Management||3|
|HIST 390||Historical Research and Writing||3|
|HIST 401||Archival Theory and Practice||3|
|HIST 403||Archival Preservation||3|
|HIST 404||Digital History||3|
|HIST 415||Public Memory and Memorialization in America||3|
|HIST 489||Senior Seminar (Capstone)||3|
|HIST 496||Field Experience (Approved Internship)||9|
|Distribution Requirement: Minimum credit required for each distribution area.|
|U.S. History: Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|New Religious Movements|
|Religion and Politics|
|Public Memory and Memorialization in America|
|Colonial American History|
|U.S. History 1829-1917 I|
|U.S. History 1829-1917 II|
|U.S. History 1917-Present I|
|U.S. History 1917-Present II|
|War and Society in Early America|
|The North American Plains|
|American Frontier to 1850|
|American West Since 1850|
|Non U.S. History: Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|History of Christianity (May satisfy general education category A and G)|
|History of Global Islam|
|Australia & New Zealand|
|The Ottoman Empire|
|Renaissance And Reformation|
|The Eighteenth Century|
|Europe Since 1914|
|Germany since 1750|
|History Of Russia II|
|Modern Latin America I|
|Modern Latin America II|
|Slavery in the Atlantic World|
|History of Modern China from 1600|
|History of Japan|
|Vietnam: 125 Years of Conflict|
|Cultures and Civilizations of the Pre-modern World|
|Cultural Exchange and the Making of the Modern World|