Minimally, students must complete seven courses. These courses provide instruction in early American history, public history, material culture, and the various aspects of museums.
These courses include:
- the required core course in Public History
- at least one of the three NIAHD field schools in material culture, architectural history, or historical archaeology
- a semester-long internship for credit
- plus at least four at-large courses taken in any discipline or combination of disciplines that relate to public history and/or material culture
All courses used to satisfy the requirements of this program must be taken as part of a student’s coursework at William & Mary. Students can use courses taken during NIAHD’s Pre-College Program in American History or the St. Andrews Joint Degree Programme to fulfill the certificate requirements. Also, students may use coursework completed at William & Mary before they join the NIAHD program to satisfy requirements.