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Center for Career & Cooperative Education

Professional opportunities in public history have grown dramatically over the last few decades, and several of our alumni are now pursuing careers in applied fields ranging from museum work to archive management. Our undergraduate and graduate programs alike offer opportunities to gain professional experience in these fields while pursuing your degree.

EKU students can earn college credit via work in a variety of professional settings including:

For our undergraduates, college credit for applied professional experiences in history are arranged through the Center for Career & Co-Operative Education office, with Dr. John Bowes serving as our departmental coordinator for Cooperative Education. To inquire about or arrange for credit via HIS 349 (Cooperative Education: History), please see Dr. Jay in Keith 325 or email her at

For our graduate students, credit for applied professional experiences is earned via HIS 838: Practicum in Public History, or HIS 839:  cooperative Study in Public History. Please direct inquiries to our Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Timothy Smit in Keith 341 or email him at

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