Public History Certificate

Public History describes the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world.  In this sense, it is history in action, applied to real-world issues. Public History at the undergraduate level can be an important asset to any Bachelor of Arts degree. History majors and students studying in related disciplines are encouraged to consider the minor, and its emphasis on research skills and public engagement, as a compliment to their primary degree program. 

Students who are not enrolled in degree program or those who wish to add a shorter sequence of classes in Public History to their course of study can consider taking a Public History certificate. (15 hours)

#1 in the Country

UNI Department of History houses one of the oldest undergraduate public history programs in the country.

Hands-on Approach

The certificate provides students with interdisciplinary training and a chance to work in a collaborative environment.

Career Focused

Public history courses and internships help train students in research methodologies and public practices, providing opportunities to engage in doing history and preparing for employment. 

Find out more about Public History

Contact us directly at:

Department of History
1227 W 27th Street
319 Seerley Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Phone: 319-273-2097

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