Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Applied History, Certificate

To access Certificate Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

The job market in public history and historical tourism is growing rapidly. This is most easily seen in the emergence of specialized museums and living history centers, but also as a growing component of governmental services, including the national parks service and census bureau, local and state public space development and, most recently, through interactive web and app development. These occupations demand individuals who have an understanding of how to develop and apply historical knowledge and data in new and innovative ways. This certificate is specifically designed to provide students a foundation in the interaction between history and public consumption that will improve opportunities for employment.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Aaron Cowan

Related Links

Applied History, Certificate Program Page

History Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
Public History
Required Course:3
Public History
Applied History One
Select one of the following:3
Digital History
Americans and the Environment
History Internship
Applied History Two
Select two of the following:6
African American History to 1876
African American History Since 1876
Native American History
The American City
The American Civil War
History of Jews
The American West
Americans and the Environment
Total Hours12

Historical Competency

Students must demonstrate historical competency through successfully completing 6 credits prior to declaring the Letter of Completion in Applied History:

Select one of the following:3
Ancient World to the Age of Global Encounters
Early Modern to Contemporary World
Select one of the following:3
Colonial US to the Civil War Era
US Civil War Era to Present
or the equivalent as determined by the History Department

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

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Revised 06.29.2022