Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

History, Public History Concentration, B.A.

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Want work in a museum, historical site, park, archive, historical consulting firm, establishing and operating archives and records management systems for private businesses, state agencies, or universities, and more? Then public history is for you.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

College of Arts and Sciences Core

Public History Concentration

Combined with the History B.A. requirements (below,) students can declare a Public History Concentration. The History B.A. requires a minimum of 36 credit hours in History courses, and 18 of those can qualify to meet the Public History Concentration requirements. The Public History Concentration requires a minimum of 18 hours of History coursework that may be tailored for individual student career goals.

Specific course requirements for the Public History Concentration are as follows:

History BA Requirements

The History major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours in History courses or approved substitutions and an additional 12 hours of a single foreign language or equivalent credit by examination as determined by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. All courses used to satisfy major requirements - including the language requirement - must be completed with a grade of C or better. To complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History, all University Studies Program (USP) and college requirements must also be satisfied.


Students must complete three semesters of a single foreign language or the equivalent as determined by the Department of Languages - Modern and Classical . This requirement may be satisfied by American Sign Language.

Two Required Courses: 6 Hours

Elective: Any Level: 3 Hours

One additional History course at any level.

Lower-Division Electives: 12 Hours

Lower-Division courses are 1000 and 2000 level courses.

Upper-Division Electives: 15 Hours

Upper-Division courses are 3000 and 4000 level courses.

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