Public History

Major Requirements

Major: Public History

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable.  Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

AHSS Degree Requirements                                                                            

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study.                                                                            

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements

An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for a student whose primary degree is a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a major from the College of AHSS. These additional 9 credits are not required for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Bachelor of Music degree, for any student whose primary major or degree is not in the College of AHSS, or the student is earning two majors or two different degrees.

AH&SS College Requirements
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
Area One: Humanities3
Area Two: Social Sciences3
Area Three: Fine Arts3
Total Credits9

Major Requirements

Thirty-three (33) credits of the major must be taken in residence at NDSU.

Core Requirements
Select one history survey course from the following:3
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
U.S. to 1877
U.S. Since 1877
HIST 251Introduction To Public History3
HIST 252Introduction to Museum Work3
HIST 352Museum Collections Management3
HIST 390Historical Research and Writing3
HIST 401Archival Theory and Practice3
HIST 403Archival Preservation3
HIST 404Digital History3
HIST 415Public Memory and Memorialization in America3
HIST 489Senior Seminar (Capstone)3
HIST 496Field Experience (Approved Internship)9
Distribution Requirement: Minimum credit required for each distribution area.
U.S. History: Select 6 credits from the following:6
New Religious Movements
Church and State in America
Colonial American History
American Civil War and Reconstruction
The Gilded Age and Progressive America
U.S. History 1917-1960
U.S. History 1917-Present II
Women in American History
War and Society in America
The North American Plains
Environmental History
American Frontier to 1850
American West Since 1850
Non U.S. History: Select 6 credits from the following:6
History of Christianity (May satisfy general education category A and G)
Global Islam
Australia & New Zealand
The Ottoman Empire
Ancient History
Medieval History
Renaissance And Reformation
The Eighteenth Century
Europe 1815-1914
Europe Since 1914
Imperial Spain
Germany since 1750
History Of Russia II
Colonial Mexico
Modern Mexico
Slavery in the Atlantic World
History of Modern China from 1600
History of Japan
Vietnam: 125 Years of Conflict
Cultures and Civilizations of the Pre-modern World
Cultural Exchange and the Making of the Modern World
Total Credits51