Archives and Records Management Postbac Certificate

The post-baccalaureate Certificate in Archives and Records Management (ARM) serves students with undergraduate degrees in history or other disciplines.  The ARM program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in archives, records management, and in libraries with special collections units that include archives and records management divisions.  ARM also provides professional development opportunities for support staff in Chicagoland archives and special collections units who need a credential in the field.  Some of the credit hours earned in this certificate may also be applied to the Master of Arts in History and the Master of Science in Library Science.  

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

  • LIS 5200/LIMS 5021:   Archives and Records Administration
  • LIS 5220 /LIMS 5029:  Electronic Records Management
  • HIST 5312:                  Oral History Theory and Practice
  • HIST 5352:                  The Chicago Experience 

Two Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

  • LIS 5570/LIMS 5030:   Digitization and Digital Repositories
  • LIS 5240/LIMS 5031:   Curatorship of Historical Collections
  • LIS 5970/LIMS 5600:   Field Practicum
  • HIST 5400:                   Historical Methods
  • Another course approved by the department 

Additional Information About This Program 

The post-baccalaureate certificate prepares students with undergraduate degrees in history and other disciplines who wish to pursue careers in archives, records management and libraries with special collection units.  It also provides professional development opportunities for support staff in archives and special collection units who need an additional credential in the field.  For more information about program costs, employment, and other information, click here for gainful employment.