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Public History Major, B.A. and B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees
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Advisor: Jay Martin

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. Students planning or considering a major or minor in history are urged to consult with an advisor as early as possible in their college careers. Students may select any history faculty member to serve as advisor.
  2. Six (6) hours of Credit/No Credit in history courses will be accepted in the major or minor, but these hours may not be in 400 level or 500 level courses.
  3. Survey or introductory courses (when transferred from another college or university) are accepted for no more than 3 hours per course on the major or minor.
  4. History majors, particularly those planning to do graduate work in history, are strongly urged to include two years of foreign language study in their undergraduate programs.
  5. History majors and minors planning to do graduate work in history are strongly urged to take both the general aptitude and advanced history tests of the Graduate Record Examination early in their senior year. These examinations are generally required for admission to graduate schools.
  6. The history department does not accept the CLEP examination for credit toward a major or minor.
  7. Up to 6 hours of credit for AP examinations will be approved as follows: 3 credits for a score of four for History (American) in HST 111 or History (European) in HST 102; or 6 credits for a score of five for History (American) in HST 111 and HST 112 or History (European) in HST 101 and HST 102.
  8. The history department strongly urges all history majors and minors, particularly those planning to teach history or to go on to graduate study, to participate in the CMU Semester Abroad program. Interested students should see a department study abroad advisor or the International Education office as early as possible.

Program Requirements

Core Courses I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

PSC 100Introduction to Political Science

3(3-0)

PSC 105Introduction to American Government and Politics

3(3-0)

Core Courses II (22-25 hours)

ANT 175Archaeology of the Americas

3(3-0)

HST 301The Craft of History

4(4-0)

HST 580Public History

3(3-0)

HST 583Archival Administration

3(3-0)

HST 595Internship in Public History

1-6(Spec)

MST 310Introduction to Museums

3(3-0)

PAD 210Introduction to Public Administration

3(3-0)

Note: Must take at least 3 hours of HST 595.

Core Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

HST 111The Quest for Liberty: The United States to 1865

3(3-0)

HST 112The Struggle for Equality: The United States, 1865-Present

3(3-0)

Electives I (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ANT 320North American Indian Cultures

3(3-0)

ANT 344Michigan Archaeology

3(3-0)

ANT 426Archaeological Theory

3(3-0)

ANT 500Field School in Archaeology

3-6(Spec)

ANT 540/CRM 540Archaeological Field and Laboratory Techniques

3(3-0)

HST 585Oral History

3(3-0)

RPL 470Park and Natural Resource Management

3(3-0)

RPL 521Fund Development & Grant Writing for Public & Non-profit Organizations

3(3-0)

RPL 552Environmental Interpretation

3(3-0)

Electives II (9-12 hours)

Three (3) hours of U.S. History at the 300 level or above

Six to nine (6-9) hours of HST 100-599

Total: 40-46 hours