By comparing the human conditions over decades or centuries, history students identify fundamental social trends and analyze critical causal factors. History students develop research, analytical and writing skills necessary not only for work, but for living. A history major builds confidence for making judgments in many fields of human endeavor.

Graduate students in history develop skills in critical thinking, writing and independent research. Our program prepares students for a wide variety of professions, including teaching, government service, museum and archive management, and historic preservation, as well as further degree work in history, law, librarianship and business. 

The Public History and Preservation program is offered as either a major or minor specialty of a master's degree.  ​Students can choose to concentrate in museum studies or historic preservation. ​Students with a major field in public history must complete a thesis or project. Public history majors can minor in any subspecialty the department currently offers.

History students not only learn what has happened, they also learn to appreciate and understand the process of change. It's this perspective that makes the history minor an excellent complement to nearly any major.

Our students enjoy the vast possibilities that the study of history has to offer. History touches every subject and can be explored from countless perspectives. The addition of an online history minor expands on our students' ability to learn about all apsects of history from anywhere and at anytime. This online program makes studying history accessible for non-traditional and traditional students. The Online Minor in History is the same program as our Minor in History, but it can be completed from anywhere. 

Students who earn this certificate will finish with a well-rounded knowledge of Global Hsitory as well as tangible proof of their expertise. The Global History Certificate can be applied to further graduate study in history and used as accredidation for employment in museums and other organizations. Many of the credits can be earned online, giving students flexibility and diverse course choices. 

The Immigration Studies Certificate offers both traditional academic training through coursework, research and practical experience working with immigrant and refugee communities through an internship. The undergraduate certificate will ultimately prepare students to conduct immigration research, influence immigration public policy, and inform immigrant-related government decisions.

Students who earn this certificate will finish with a well-rounded knowledge of US History as well as tangible proof of their expertise. The US History Certificate can be applied to further graduate study in history and used as accreditation for employment in museums and other organizations. Many of the credits can be earned online, giving students flexibility and diverse course choices. 

The Historic Preservation certificate provides CU Denver students and the wider community with foundational knowledge and skills in Historic Preservation, a field that enhances studies and professional work in areas such as architecture, heritage tourism, historic preservation, national park interpretation, public history, urban studies, and related fields.