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Public history

School of Humanities, Education, & Behavioral Science

Do you feel a call to history, but not a call to teach? Are your passions multifaceted, infused with a love of collaboration and of sharing historical knowledge? Then Anderson University’s public history degree may be the right fit for you. 

At AU, we integrate faith, career, and calling to best prepare you for a life of service. Follow your God-given passion and contribute to society by helping to preserve the past, and shape the future, with a public history degree from Anderson University.

Program Overview

Public History

AU’s public history major includes 24 credit hours of public relations, marketing, and business courses increasing marketability, widening the scope of opportunity, and building the foundation you need to be a successful public history professional.

This degree pairs easily with other majors, such as business, communications, political science, and pre-law, so AU graduates will be prepared for a professional pathway in history. Students graduate with a variety of career options before them, including areas of social justice, political activism, and community engagement.


Program Options

  • Graduate with a BA in Public History in four years.
  • Graduate with a BA in Public History and an MBA with the 4+1 program.
  • An 18-credit minor is available.

Practical Experience

  • AU’s Jeninga Museum
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Madison County Museums 
  • Pendleton, Indiana Museums

Career Pathways

  • State Parks
  • Historical Societies
  • Government Offices
  • Museums & Archives


Let’s connect during your campus visit.


Dr. Brian Richard Dirck

Dr. Brian Richard Dirck

Professor of History

David Murphy

Dr. David Thomas Murphy

Professor of History

Jaye Rogers

Dr. Jaye Lee Rogers

Chair, Department of History and Political Science; Professor of History

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