This degree prepares students for entry-level work in museums, historical sites, cultural resource management, archives, historical societies, historic preservation and other areas where historians engage the public. The history department encourages students seeking the Public History BA to choose a cognate major/minor such as English, business, or communications.
Wilkes University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for the B.A. degree in History/Public History Concentration. These include 40 credit hours in distribution courses and 39 credit hours in the discipline.