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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Minor

Offered by History .

A history minor is an excellent complement to any major. It provides knowledge about the past as context for the present and helps students develop their critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills. The minor is especially useful for STEM majors and those interested in journalism, business, law, and public policy careers. A history minor demonstrates to graduate school admission committees and to potential employers that the applicant is well-rounded and understands the humanistic aspects of their chosen career field.

Minor Requirements

  • Minimum 18 credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the minor

Course Requirements

Required Courses (6 credits)

Complete two courses at the 100 or 200 level, including 3 credits in United States history and 3 credits in non-U.S. history. Students may be exempted for up to 3 credits of lower-level courses required for the history minor, provided they receive scores of 4 or 5 on an AP examination.

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Complete 12 credits of HIST courses, including a minimum of 9 credits at the 300- or 400-level and a maximum of 3 credits at the 200 level.