Top Public/Applied History Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the application of history and administrative skills to the recording of public events and the management of related historical resources. Includes instruction in historical research methods, the planning and administration of public history projects, and applications to specific problems in public organizations, government agencies, foundations, and other facilities.

For all the 210 degrees awarded in Public/Applied History per year, the majority of them are Masters degree. Out of the 44 students earning degrees at the Bachelors degree level across the US, 64% percent identify as women and 36% percent identify as men. While students at schools all over the US study Public/Applied History, Massachusetts has the most graduates. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Public/Applied History is $42,000.

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Top Colleges for Public/Applied History

If you’re interested in Public/Applied History, then you should consider these top colleges, including Salem State University, Cairn University-Langhorne and Nazareth College. Salem State University is our best ranked institution for a degree in Public/Applied History with 12 students graduating with this major annually at the Bachelors degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Public/Applied History Majors

Majoring in Public/Applied History, your education can be applied to different careers. Public/Applied History majors go on to pursue jobs including Museum Technicians and Conservators and Curators which are in high demand. Some of the top paying jobs for Public/Applied History majors include History Teachers, Postsecondary, Historians and Curators.

Top Paying Careers for Public/Applied History

  1. History Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $78,130)
  2. Historians   (Median Wage: $63,940)
  3. Curators   (Median Wage: $60,110)
  4. Archivists   (Median Wage: $60,050)
  5. Museum Technicians and Conservators   (Median Wage: $47,630)
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