A minor in history is a good companion to several different degrees including political science, economics, anthropology, and sociology. The writing and research skills that the minor in history allows students to develop are also excellent preparation for those planning to enter the fields of law, politics, and public service.

Minor in History

The Department of History offers a Minor in History for non-majors who wish to complement their major field of study. This six-course option (18 credit hours) allows students to gain a broader perspective on human events and to develop their abilities in historical research, interpretation, and analysis. 

Students may petition the Department for inclusion of up to 3 credit hours of relevant 300- and/or 400-level courses offered by other departments to be counted towards the minor. 

*Consider adding a Minor in History to your Bachelor of Arts degree. A Minor in History complements and works well with the  below majors. 

Art History

Classical Languages and Cultures (Languages and Literatures)

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Cultural Anthropology (Sociology)



Environmental Studies

Film and Media Arts


Liberal Arts

Media, Art & Design


Political Science


Urban Planning & Design