History Minor

Consider a Minor in History!

Build up your resumé and employer-desired breadth and skills by adding a history minor  to your existing major.

A minor in history will develop and refine employee-ready, transferable skills that will be useful in a variety of professions (see below) as well as preparation for graduate school and professional programs.  The history minor is designed to fulfill these objectives by honing critical thinking and analytical skills, oral and written communication skills, research skills, information literacy, and by providing a systemic understanding about how people and societies behave.

A history minor requires only 18 additional credits, six of which are already required:

  • HIS 223: U.S. to 1865
  • HIS 224: U.S. since 1865
  • HIS 292: World History to 1500 or HIS 293: World History since 1500
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400) or I&I: US


Career opportunities with the skills and knowledge you gain with a history minor:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Law
  • Business Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Military
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Intelligence
  • Cyber-Security
  • University Professor
  • Education Administration
  • Journalism
  • Website Content
  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Government
  • Foreign Service
  • Museum and Archives