University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Certificate in Public & Applied History

Image from left Public History students Erin White, Jonathan Van Dermark, Kelsey Chabal, Cameron Carr, Yamila Audisio, and Professor Paul Douglas Newman in front of the Jennerstown Mountain Playhouse

Professor Newman and Public & Applied History Students.

Public History

There are many careers one may pursue using a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History beyond teaching in schools and colleges. We call this work Public History. Careers in Public History include work in Museums, Archives, Research Libraries, National and State Parks, Historic Preservation, Historic Houses, local, state, and national Historical Societies, Film and New Media, and more. The Certificate in Public & Applied History is a 24 credit experience, including 6 credits of experiential learning (internships) that will prepare students for work in the field or to go to graduate school for more professional training in a specific field. 

Public & Applied History Certificate Course Checklist

National Council on Public History

The National Council on Public History is a professional organization that represents the broad varieties of careers in Public History. Consult their web page to learn more about careers and about specific graduate programs.

National Council on Public History

Program Coordinator

Dr. Paul Douglas Newman is the Program Coordinator for Public & Applied History.

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Work by Public & Applied History Students

Book and Film about Jennerstown Mountain Playhouse