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Minor in History

What are the requirements for a Minor in History?

Students wishing to minor in History must take 12 credits of 100 level or higher history courses and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for these courses. 

How do I declare a Minor in History?

To declare a minor in history, students must first complete all 12 credits (four courses) of 100 level or higher history courses. It is strongly recommended that History 100, "The American Experience," be included in these four courses. Once all of these courses have been completed, students will need to obtain a "Request for Minor" form from the Registrar's Office, to complete the top portion of the form, and to deliver the form to the History Department for completion. Then, once the chair of the History Department has approved and signed the request, the student will return the form the Registrar's Office for final processing. Students who complete the final History course credits in their last semester before graduating will need to turn the form in to the History Department before the courses are completed so that (assuming all requirements have been met) the Minor can be recorded on their degree and transcript.

What will a Minor in History do for me?

A Minor in History offers the following advantages to students: 

  • It can reinforce your major degree by providing an additional point of view (in this case, historical) on that particular topic
  • It can strengthen your academic record by demonstrating that you have gone one step further than other students by planning ahead for a minor that enhances your major field of study.
  • It tells prospective employers that you have the skills and knowledge to analyze the present in terms of the past.
  • It demonstrates that you have the ability to communicate ideas and concepts both orally and in writing.

How can I find out what upper-level courses are being offered by the History Department?

Click here to go to a description of the History Department courses on the Department's web site, or look at the printed undergraduate and graduate catalogues.