Public History Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Public History allows students to develop "hands on" skills in fields such as Museum Studies, Archival Methods, Historic Preservation, Oral History, and the Digital Humanities.  Students will learn from Duquesne's Public History faculty (leading practitioners in the field), work in our Digital Lab and Oral History Studio, and enroll in internships with community partners like the Heinz History Center, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, and the City of Pittsburgh.

Students with a Public History Certificate may find job opportunities in government, as well as for-profit and non-profit entities, including museums, archives, libraries, state and national parks, historic homes, and corporations; they also will be well qualified for entering a graduate MA or PhD Public History program upon graduation.

Requirements for the Public History Certificate (15 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours of PHST 223 "Practice of Public History" (typically offered every Fall Semester)
  • 3 credit hours of PHST 490 "Public History Internship"
  • 6 credit hours of PHST or crosslisted electives
  • 3 credit hours of 300 or 400 level HIST elective

History majors may apply one Public History course towards the major.