The point of the past

Study yesterday to better plan for tomorrow

Ancient urn against a white background

Deep classroom discussions and connections with a well-traveled faculty ensure FLC History majors develop the skills needed to organize data, ask critical questions, and write with clarity and economy. Through studies of the creative achievements of past civilizations and the historical foundations underlying cultural diversity, students graduate prepared to address challenges found in contemporary times. 

Andrew Gulliford ,Professor of History & Environmental Studies

"We are one of the few colleges in the country with an undergraduate concentration in public history, which offers students professional preparation in archives, museum curation, and historic preservation. "

A master’s degree in 5 years

3 + 2 Public History program

Earn your bachelor of arts and master's degree in Public History in 5 years through a collaboration between FLC and University of Colorado-Denver. Learn techniques to preserve the past by and for the people. You’ll learn archiving and analytical methods for work in any sector, with a special focus on work that makes history accessible to the general public.

An education that fits you

This is your education and you can customize it to your unique path. We offer specific tracks for those who wish to bring cultural heritage and history to the public. 

Public History concentration

Focus your history major in the areas that support work in heritage preservation, archiving, and more. Even if you don't pursue the 3+2 master’s in Public History, this concentration will provide you with the foundation for work bringing history to the people.

Heritage Preservation minor

If you choose not to major in History, you might find that a Heritage Preservation minor supports the work you’d like to do academically and beyond. Imagine yourself working in a museum, or interpreting cultural sites at a Tribal or national park.

 

The road ahead

FLC students rummaging through the archives at the Center of Southwest Studies

Learning to study history develops the skills perspectives that fuel a lifetime of learning through work in a variety of careers.

Imagine yourself as a:

  • History/social studies teacher
  • Information manager
  • Researcher
  • Writer
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Museum curator
  • Lawyer