Public History Minor

The Public History Minor is designed to meet the educational and professional needs of the surrounding communities that Texas A&M University-Commerce serves in the Northeast Texas region.  The Public History Minor at Texas A&M University-Commerce is a 12 SCH program that develops specific skill sets related to public history among students who are interested in public history and practitioners who are already in the field.  The goal of the minor is to prepare students for careers in fields related to public history that increase public engagement with the past.  The practical, theoretical, and analytical training provided in the program enhances the ability of graduates to compete for jobs in museums, historical societies, cultural resource centers, parks, historic preservation, etc.

Students may complete a minor in Public History in conjunction with their major degree in any field of study.  Students completing the Public History Minor are eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate in Public History.  To receive a Public History Minor, students must satisfactorily complete 12 SCH, consisting of the following courses (no substitutions).

This 12 sh graduate minor consists of the following required courses:
HIST 564Introduction to Public History3
HIST 566Oral History Theory and Methods3
HIST 567Internship in Public History3
ALIB 564Archives Administration3
Students completing the Public History Minor are eligible to receive a Certificate in Public History.
Total Hours12