University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Public History Certificate

Post-secondary Certificate - Public History


Core Courses6
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: A minimum of 18 credits in History are required, of which at least 9 must be upper-division.

Core Courses

Note: Courses may not count toward both core course and elective requirements.

Complete all of the following courses:
HSTA 275Making History Public3
or HSTA 374 Doing Local History: Missoula
HSTR 398Public History Internship3
or HSTR 370 Practicing Oral History
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Elective Courses


  • Three credits of electives must be taken within the History department.
  • Substitutions, including independent studies or special offerings in public history, require approval of the Public History Coordinator.
Complete 6 credits of the following courses:6
Architectural History I
Architectural History II
History of Photography
Museum Studies Seminar
Public Anthropology
Anthropological Museology
Cultural Resource Management
Artifact Analysis
Archaeological Survey
Archaeological Field School
Field Experience/Practicum
Historic Preservation
Making History Public
Digital Worlds of Early America
Women in America: Colonial Period to Civil War
Women in America: From the Civil War to the Present
Doing Local History: Missoula
Alcohol in American History
Environmental History
Practicing Oral History
Public History Internship
Latin American Human Rights & Memory
Journalism and American Society
First Amendment and Media Law
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-