The Certificate in Public History

The Certificate in Public History program prepares students for non-teaching careers as historians outside the academy. Emphasis is placed on gaining skills and knowledge necessary for public and private sector employment in the fields of historic preservation, historic site assessment, archival management, and cultural resources management.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 30 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

8 courses required:

ANTH 302 Archaeology 3.0 FA
ANTH 484 Archaeological Site Surveying 3.0 F2
GEOG 219 Introduction to Geographic Methods 3.0 FS
GEOG 439 American Cultural Landscapes 3.0 FA
HIST 341 The American Environment 3.0 FS * USD
HIST 489 Internship in Public History 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: HIST 494.
HIST 492 Archival Research Seminar 3.0 FS
HIST 494 Introduction to Public History 3.0 SP

1 course selected from:

HIST 442 The Westward Movement 3.0 FA
HIST 445 History of California 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

ANTH 261 North American Indians 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AIST 261.

ANTH 362 California Indians 3.0 FA USD

This course is also offered as AIST 362.

HIST 230 The American Indian 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AIST 230.

An overall GPA of 2.5 is required for the entire program.