Public History Program Requirements
For completion of the bachelor’s degree, public history majors are required to complete 45 credits (15 courses) from the courses listed below as indicated. Students must also complete the non-credit HIST 100 every semester while enrolled in the public history program and complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. In addition, students who are new to the public history major (traditional University freshmen, transfer students, and students who are declaring a public history major for the first time) are required to complete a special section of the non-credit First Year Seminar that is designed specifically for new public history majors. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
Required Core History Courses
Students are required to take all eight of the following required core history courses. In addition, students must also complete HIST 100 every semester while enrolled in the public history program.
General History Required Core Courses
Public History Required Core Courses
Required Elective History Courses
General history elective courses selected from the following courses (Students are required to take five courses, four courses of which must be at the 300- or 400-level.)
Public history elective courses selected from the following courses (Students are required to take two courses.)
There are no secondary requirements for the public history major. This allows majors to take select courses in related disciplines or minor in a related field to strengthen their marketability upon graduation. For example, a public history major interested in employment at a history museum following graduation would have ample opportunity to take management courses or a management minor at Stevenson.