Public History Minor
By studying public history at Whitworth, you will consider theoretical and ethical questions regarding the importance of studying history and the value of distributing historical knowledge for everyone to understand and enjoy. You will be challenged through rigorous classroom discussion, diverse internship opportunities and explorations of personal vocation to develop your own set of values regarding the significance of history.
Why study public history at Whitworth?
- Gain hands-on experience through diverse internship opportunities. Public history students complete internships at the Smithsonian, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane's Office of Historic Preservation and the Whitworth University Archives, to name just a few.
- Examine your vocation as you address your personal call to become a public historian. Students are encouraged to discuss the ways in which their faith or worldview can contribute to their studies and how their values can be lived out in their careers.
- Learn from faculty who are dedicated to student success. Professors are invested in the holistic development of their students and encourage them to have fun! Plus, our faculty are well connected and eager to help students get started in their careers.
- Develop leadership skills as you confront challenges in class and during internships.
- Become who you're meant to be.
Our public history grads make a difference (and get jobs)
The public history minor prepares students for roles in museums, archives, documentary filmmaking, cultural and historic site interpretation, and historic preservation. Students who graduate from this program are also well prepared for graduate-level study.
Recent job placements include: