Public history prepares students to enter careers in museums, historical societies, archives, historic preservation offices, Cultural Resource Management firms, nonprofits, and local, regional, or federal governments. More than a career path, however, public history involves ethical commitments and responsibilities toward community engagement and a way to co-create history with many different publics.
Students at The University of Alabama will gain a strong foundation in the field with an undergraduate concentration in Public History or advanced graduate training in public history, Museum Studies, and Archival Studies. UA, Tuscaloosa, and the broader West Alabama region have a robust public history community from which students will draw experience and build their professional network.
Students interested in enrolling, or learning more about the program, may contact Dr. Julia Brock for an appointment