Nazareth College offers one of the few undergraduate majors in public history in the country. The program is distinct for combining rich historical study with experiential learning obtained through the required 12 credit hours of internship. Take classes and undertake internships that allow you to pursue advanced degrees or careers in archives, digital humanities, documentation projects, film studies, government service, heritage tourism, historical house management, library science, museums, national park service, and preservation.
This program’s experiences and rich content in American history makes it ideal to pair with a dual major such as American studies, anthropology, art history, communications and media, history, marketing, music, public health, social science, theatre arts, and women and gender studies.
Education: B.A. and M.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Areas of Academic Interest: American politics, political history, public history, history of science and medicine, African-American history, and women's history.
“The awesome part about public history and museum work is that everything you do is for the public. The need to balance different priorities always keeps you on your toes." His internship at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for a master’s degree in American history with a public history focus led to a part-time job as the cemetery’s historian as he completes his degree. His bachelor’s in history from Nazareth included an internship at Berlin’s city museum, where he helped start a digital archive and critiqued historical sites for their accessibility to people not fluent in German. “Nazareth’s combination of historical knowledge and multiple internships is a great advantage. Employers want to see you have experience in the field.”