York undergraduate students may earn a Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Public History concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The Cross-Disciplinary Certificate provides students with an introduction to the theory, methods, and practice of work in historical, heritage, and cultural institutions, and a critical understanding of the production and presentation of historical knowledge for public audiences.
Department of History
The Certificate is open to all students in good standing who have been admitted to an undergraduate program at York University. The Certificate program is intended for senior undergraduates. Students beginning this certificate must have completed 54 credits or the equivalent of university education. Students may apply for admission at the end of their second year (after completing 54 credits) or in their third or fourth years, incorporating completed credits in eligible courses.
To apply, go to the Certificate in Public History web page and complete the application form and required letter of application. Applicants must receive confirmation of acceptance in the Certificate before they can enrol.
Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Office of the University Registrar has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. A certificate cannot be obtained retroactively.