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Public History Certificate

Enjoy all the benefits of a master’s level education without the hefty cost or lengthy time commitment. Begin work as a professional public historian almost immediately after obtaining your bachelor’s degree in history. Five comprehensive courses of your choosing will build on your pre-existing knowledge and teach you how to practically apply that knowledge in the workplace. Whether you want a smooth entrance into the field of public history, an overview of the field for further research or additional professional certification, this program will fit your needs.

Industry Highlights

Employment is expected to increase by 5% - 8% from 2014-2024 for archivists, curators and museum workers. In 2015, the median annual pay for these professions was $46,710.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Archives
  • Consulting
  • Documentary Storyline Writing
  • Historical Exhibit Research
  • Historical Research Report Preparation
  • Libraries
  • Local/State/Federal Bureaus & Natural Services
  • Museum Historian 
  • Preservation
  • Public Policy Development

Armstrong Edge

Nestled in the historic city of Savannah, Armstrong students are constantly surrounded by history's inspiring stories and opportunities to intern in local museums, historic homes and plantations. Current students enjoy individualizing the certificate's course of study to fit their interests and the option of using these certificate credits to earn a M.A. in history at Armstrong.


Read More Armstrong Professor Named to University System of Georgia College 2025 Initiative Working Group

(August 18, 2017) – University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently named Armstrong State University Associate Professor of Communications and African-American Studies Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Ph.D., to the College 2025 Initiative working group. The group aims to produce more college graduates from Georgia’s public colleges and universities by 2025.

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin on Sept. 1

(August 16, 2017)–Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin, “What is the Cost to Nature to Sustain an Increasing Population?” Dr. Lin will explore the effects of agricultural intensification on U.S. farmland and how restructured government policies can minimize unintended environmental impacts. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

(June 26, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.

Read More Making Connections: Small Business Class Opens Big Doors

(April 19, 2017) – In the Small Business Consulting course taught by Dennis Barber, Ph.D., Armstrong Economics professor and Small Business Institute director, undergraduates gain firsthand experience in Savannah’s small business community, which is a leader in the state.

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