A minor in history provides a solid foundation for lifelong learning and an appreciation for the historian’s craft. Students get hands-on experience accessing primary sources materials through numerous archives. Supported by award-winning faculty, students learn to read source materials with proper context and can choose from among a variety of history courses on topics that interest them. Undergraduates also benefit from our esteemed graduate program in public history and may take courses in public history, some of which include an internship in a museum, archive or public institution. History complements many primary areas of study, such as languages and cultures, pre-law, pre-health, political science, economics, business, journalism and more.
Students must take 18 credit hours in History. It is optional for 6 of the 18 credit hours to be at the 200 level; all the rest of their course hours in History must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
Courses must have the approval of the student’s advisor and an advisor in the History Department. The approval of the History advisor may come at any stage of the program.