Public History and Museum Studies
History is something often experienced as a consumer through traveling, visiting museums, watching movies, and observing the media. But, what happens when you become the producer of history? This minor will allow you to play a substantial role in determining how the past is remembered and understood utilizing a hands-on approach to sharing historical facts and stories.
In this minor, you’ll create content for a museum exhibit, learn how to evaluate the reliability of evidence, and assess historical literacy through investigating the use of history in architecture, films, museums, monuments, and politics.
Through this minor, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to work in the private and nonprofit sectors, including fields such as heritage tourism, historic preservation, and government, as well as in museums, libraries, archives, and even for the National Park Service.
Historical content learned and experienced first-hand will provide a unique skillset for graduates, complementing many majors, including American studies, history, English, sociology, business management, and sport management and recreation management.