Franklin Rausch learning a musketAs a student in our department you can earn a Bachelors of Science in History with an Emphasis in Public History. Public History is essential to introducing most people to the past.  It’s the front line and face of our discipline. Graduates who are trained in public history manage museums, curate exhibits, design digital histories and documentaries, and conduct archival research. Their work is essential because they introduce people to the past in exciting and engaging ways that are relevant to the public.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines) 
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877

OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
HIST 201 The Historian’s Craft 3
HIST 499 Senior Capstone Seminar 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
Choose 6 hours from the following
HIST 101HIST 102HIST 111HIST 112HIST 121HIST 122
6

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
HIST 380 Introduction to Public History 3
HIST 385

Oral and Local History
OR HIST 386 Memory and Memorialization

3

Content Electives (select two)
HIST 385 (if not taken to fulfill emphasis requirements), HIST 386 (if not taken to fulfill emphasis requirements), HIST 407*, HIST 408*, HIST 409*, HIST 442, 
HIST 491

*no more than 3 hours

6
Collaboration and Communication (select one)
ENGL 275ENGL 373MEDA 200MEDA 341POLS 217SOCI 315SPCH 101
3
Technology (select one)
CIS 102JOUR 303MEDA 204MEDA 219MEDA 301MEDA 311MEDA 351
MEDA 370 
3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT
HOURS
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
HIST 300-level or higher 3
   
Total Major Program Requirements  39
Additional Electives  46
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses