The Certificate in Public and Applied History offers a curriculum grounded in sound historical scholarship but that includes experiential and collaborative work in the community, and recognizes that students trained as historians may apply their skills and knowledge in a wide range of professions outside of academia. The Johnstown region provides abundant opportunities for the training and employment of public historians. It has been a rich laboratory for experiments in industrial development and post-industrial transition, environmental rehabilitation, historic preservation, and sustainable development. Our students can learn from and participate in these efforts. This certificate will provide them the background, skills, and opportunity.
Public History Core
The core consists of 18 credits, including a 6-credit experiential internship.