May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

History Major - Public History Concentration, B.A.


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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.

Required History Courses Include:


Recommended Course Sequence


First Semester


Total Credits: 16


Second Semester


Total Credits: 15


Third Semester


Total Credits: 15


Fourth Semester


  • Distribution Requirements Credits: 6
  • Major Electives/Requirement Credits: 6
  • Free Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Fifth Semester


  • Free Electives Credits: 12
  • Major Elective/Requirement Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Sixth Semester


  • Free Electives Credits: 9
  • Major Elective/Requirement Credits: 6

Total Credits: 15


Seventh Semester


Total Credits: 15


Eighth Semester


Total Credits: 15


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