Historical study develops critical thinking, research and writing skills as well as an appreciation of the impact of the past upon the present. The study of history, because of the comprehensive nature of the subject, prepares one for a wide range of career possibilities including law, government service, teaching, business, communications, and museum and archival work.

Program Requirements

Hours: 21

Choose any seven history courses (21)

Residency requirement: 6 hours
Cumulative GPA in all courses for the minor: 2.0

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the history minor will be able to:

  • critically research, read and evaluate historical sources, both primary and secondary.
  • write clearly and effectively when examining a historical problem or question.
  • recognize the interrelationship of social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural forces that determine and influence history.