The College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama provides a program of study that leads to an ACHE-recognized Certificate in Archival Studies. This certificate offers a comprehensive grounding in the academic discipline of archival studies, and an understanding of the theory, art, and practice that informs archival work. Students have the opportunity to develop competencies for work with rare books, manuscripts, traditional records, and digital media.

Graduates of the certificate leave prepared for employment in academic, cultural, public, governmental, and corporate environments. Recent graduates are currently employed at leading institutions, including the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), the New York State Archives, the University of Washington, Birmingham-Southern College, and Samford University.

Archival Studies CertificateMore Information

LS 555Intro Archival Studies3
LS 556Archival Theory & Practice3
LS 557Archival Appraisal3
LS 558Archival Repres., Access & Use3
Approved archival elective3
Total Hours15

Admissions Information:

Applications are accepted from students pursuing in graduate work in allied disciplines, or already possessing graduate degrees in related disciplines. At the current time the certificate may only be completed on-campus. Students pursuing the MLIS should apply for admission to the archival studies concentration.

Contact Information:

Please contact Dr. Robert B. Riter for additional information.