Make History Your Future

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 how to properly store and catalogue materials for future generations, whether you’re archiving congressional records, tracking the history of a corporation, or preserving cultural artifacts in a National Park or with a tribal historian.

Program Details

You’ll work solely on your bachelor's degree in the first three years at FLC. If you’re already a History major, with a concentration in Public History, you’ll very likely be on track to apply for this program in your junior year.

In your fourth year, you’ll study at CU-Denver as you begin work on your master's degree. Upon completing that year, your coursework credits will transfer back to FLC and you’ll graduate that spring with your bachelor of arts.

You spend your fifth year at CU-Denver. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded your master's degree in Public History.

Throughout your studies, at both FLC and CU-Denver, you’ll have countless opportunities for hands-on work in internships in the Four Corners area, Colorado’s Front Range, or wherever your curiosity takes you.


Imagine curating collections at a National park or for your tribal government; see yourself hosting public events at museums and cultural heritage organizations as you work to preserve our collective history and make it accessible to the public. You could also find yourself archiving records for law firms, politicians, corporations, franchises or anywhere interested in tracking their history.


For questions about the 3-2 Public History program, contact Professor of History Michael Martin.

Email | 970-247-7147

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