Public History Certificate

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. 

Certificate Coursework

HIST 4010 Introduction to Public History (Fall semester)
HIST 4030 Internship in Historical Studies (Spring semester)
HIST 4030 Internship in Historical Studies (Summer or Fall semester)
2 History or related courses at the 3000-level or above (Variable)

Suggested courses in Public History include:

Courses taught through the Department of History:

  • Introduction to Museum Studies (Spring semester)
  • Collections Care and Management (Fall semester)
  • Material Culture (Spring semester)
  • Other courses that specifically introduce students to a particular methodology, such as oral history, environmental history, women's and gender history, and race/ethnicity via African-American history, Latinx history, etc.

For more information on specific courses offered by the Department of History, please see the Academic Catalog course descriptions

Courses and programs in other departments that may be considered for the minor include:

  • Interactive Digital Studies 
  • Art History
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Non Profit Management
  • Sustainability

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

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