History (Public History)

The Public History emphasis is intended for history majors interested in the application of historical studies in public settings. The course of study encompasses historical work outside of the university setting, including, museums, heritage sites, national parks, archives, public agencies, private corporations and non-profit organizations.  The emphasis is designed to prepare students for graduate programs in public history, museum studies, or careers in public service.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: