The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public History at the University of Mobile provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue a career in historical interpretation, historic and archival preservation, and museum work.

Dr. Michael Robinson
Program Coordinator, Public History
Associate Professor of History

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Public History

This program uniquely combines traditional history courses with marketing, public relations and organizational communications. Students also gain real-world, hands-on experience in an internship designed to enhance each student’s career readiness.

Some characteristics of professionals in the field of public history include leadership ability, collaborative and teamwork skills, critical thinking skills, an aptitude for technology and excellent communication skills.

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 - Learn to collect and analyze historical information
- Understand how museums, parks and libraries tell the stories of the past
- Experience the rich and varied history of the larger Mobile community


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“Our degree in public history offers students the unique opportunity not only to learn about the past, but to use that knowledge to help the general public better understand the past. As we are reminded daily, the past has an enormous bearing on the present, and the public history degree affords University of Mobile students the necessary skills to engage and educate the general public about the history of Alabama, the United States and the world.”

Michael Robinson, PhD
Program Coordinator, Public History
Associate Professor of History
College of Arts & Sciences

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