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    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts with a major in History and a concentration in Public History

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Program Overview

The concentration in public history prepares students to practice and apply history beyond the classroom walls. The theory and methodology of public history builds on the core competencies of the discipline of history, with additional skills and perspectives useful in public history practice.  The concentration focuses on preparing graduates to engage in collaborative work with community members, museum professionals, stakeholders, and professional colleagues.  Coursework and the culminating capstone internship experience will prepare students to engage in the public history debates about a role for shared authority and the proper place for the professionalization of local history.  Particular focus will be on museum studies and digital history, both of which play an important role in the work of public historians, creating new spaces where historians will share their work and encounter fresh and varied audiences.

Program Contact
Ruth McClelland-Nugent
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website. 

Progression and Graduation Requirements
  • A grade of C or better is required in all Area F and Major Concentration courses.
Program Information
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 54.0101
Program Code: 1BA-HISTORY
Major Code: HIST
Concentration Code: PHIS

Core Area A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Area F: 18 Hours

Required Courses: 3 Hours

These courses are required if not already taken as part of the core. A grade of C or better is required in these courses.

Free Electives: 20 Hours

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hours

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