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Requirements for a minor in Public History
Student Success
of Marietta College students will complete a Senior Capstone project or presentation
of Marietta College graduates are either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
A Marietta College Public History minor studies in Legacy Library
Autumn leaves on the ground at Marietta College
A Marietta College Public History minor makes a presentation
A Marietta College Public History minor studies in Legacy Library

What You’ll Learn While Earning a Public History Minor

The interdisciplinary Public History minor provides undergraduate students with historical research abilities and practical skills to interpret, preserve, and engage wider audiences with the past.

Offered through the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, and Religion, the minor is an excellent complement for current History majors and those in related fields like Political Science and Leadership Studies.

The 18-credit hour curriculum equips students to:

  • Conduct archival research and oral histories
  • Develop public programming, including museum exhibits, documentaries, and tours
  • Partner with community organizations and cultural institutions
  • Apply historical understanding to current issues and policymaking

Public History careers span diverse sectors such as museums, historic preservation, media, education, public policy, and more. With its blend of academic rigor and real-world applications, the Public History minor prepares graduates to harness the power of the past to serve communities and strengthen civic life.

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