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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Minor

Recognizing that a basic understanding of history is a crucial component of a liberal arts undergraduate education rather than a luxury, the department offers a minor in history. It allows students to complement their career interests and vocational goals by studying history as an ancillary field. To earn a minor in history, in addition to a major in another discipline, students must complete a total of 18 credits in history.

As with the major program, the minor requires that students complete two broad introductory-level courses.

The required minimum score on CEEB Advanced Placement examinations may exempt a student from three of the six credits required in 100-level courses. The minor then provides great flexibility, allowing students the opportunity to concentrate on particular historical eras, interests or areas.

The minor consists of 18 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses (6 credits)

Select two courses numbered below 300, with 3 credits in United States history and 3 credits in non-U.S. history.

Elective Courses (12 credits)

All 12 credits must be from courses numbered 200 or higher, with at least 9 credits from 300- or 400-level history courses.


No grade lower than a “C” in any course will be counted toward the minor.