Certificate in Public History

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:






Prerequisites: HIST 494.


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This course is also offered as AIST 261 .
This course is also offered as AIST 362 .
This course is also offered as AIST 230 .

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