The undergraduate minor in history provides students with a rich and thorough complement to their major field of study by requiring a sustained focus of 18 to 21 credits in United States or Global History, assists in developing their academic and professional skills, and provides opportunities to participate in responsible citizenship and democratic engagement. The program emphasizes the development of skills that are essential for success in the workplace and the students' chosen careers.

The curriculum is designed to help students build their skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication, and research and information retrieval. Students completing the undergraduate minor in history will have developed the ability to think clearly and critically and to assess and analyze complex issues and arguments-skills that can be applied to many different occupations, including government work, non-profit work, public policy work, and work in cultural and social service organizations. Some history minors majoring in secondary education later obtain teacher certification and become history teachers.

Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor Students Must:
  1. meet with the minor advisor to determine course selection and complete a study plan; and
  2. complete all of the courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Introductory Requirements: (minimum 6 credits):

All students in the history minor will be required to take at least one of the introductory US history courses (HIST-1110 or HIST-1120) and at least one other course on this list:

Electives: (minimum 12 credits):

All students in the history minor will be required to take at least three of the 3-credit courses as part of the 12-credit requirement. Credits earned through Independent Study (HIST-4700/HIST-4701) or Internship in History (HIST-4800/HIST-4801) can comprise no more than 3 of the 12-credit minimum

Total minimum credits for History Minor - 18 Hours

 View the Complete Minor Requirements in the Academic Catalog

Advisor Information

Nicole Richardson


Ellie Walsh 
Associate Professor
C Building 3374

 Eliot Fackler
Assistant Professor
C Building 3371

Minor in History Faculty