Majors, Minors, & Certificates
- Open to students of all majors
- Students can gain experience in diverse fields such as film, theatre, photography, and web design, as well as accounting, organizational communication and marketing.
- Prepares students to start careers as museum professionals, historical interpreters, historic preservationists, corporate historians, and others.
- Combines theory with hands-on experience, culminating in an intensive capstone internship that asks students to combine theory with practice under the guidance of a public history professional.
- Advising is key to success in this program, as students exploring careers in archaeology, historic preservation, documentary filmmaking, or conservation may require more specialized coursework.
- Albany County Hall of Records
- Albany Institute of History and Art
- FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Hudson, NY
- Historic Cherry Hill
- Irish American Heritage Museum
- Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
- National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
- National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
- New York State Historic Preservation Office
- New York State Military Museum
- New York State Museum
- Olana State Historic Site
- Peebles Island State Park
- Rensselaer County Historical Society
- Saratoga National Historical Park
- Shaker Heritage Society
- Spindle City Historic Society
- Underground Railroad History Project
- USS Slater
- Digitize documents and objects held by the descendants of Franco-American immigrants
- Digitize 18th and 19th century letters associated with the Battle of Saratoga
- Work with a local house museum where hundreds of runaway slaves were sheltered
- Experiment with 3D printing to recreate artifacts to using in elementary classrooms
- Create and execute museum exhibits
- Work as interns in archives, museums, and living history sites
- Enter graduate programs in public history, including the M.A. in Public History at the University at Albany and the prestigious Cooperstown Graduate Program.
- Find work in the field, including SEARCH, a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services, and Colonial Williamsburg