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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

History Minor

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Program: Minor
Department of History  
College of Liberal Arts 

Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686

Declaring this Minor:

  • Declare this minor within the Department of History  or through your major department
  • Students cannot declare a major and a minor in the same program
  • Dual degree students pursuing the Secondary Education-Second Degree BSEd who are choosing to minor in history are strongly encouraged to discuss their course selections with a history or education advisor to ensure they are taking classes that will help prepare them for the licensing exam.

Program Requirements:

  • The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree program
  • At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 3000+ level or above
  • You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor
  • A minor is not awarded if requirements are not completed by the time your major degree is certified for graduation

To earn the minor in History, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

History Courses at the 1000+ Level: Credits 9

Choose 9 credits from the following list:

History Courses at the 2000+ & 3000+ Level: Credits 9

  • Choose 9 credits from at least two of the following categories.
    • At least 3 credits must be at the 2000+ level or above.
    • At least 6 credits must be at the 3000+ level or above.

Additional Requirments:

  • At least one course that primarily covers the period before 1800 must be included in the credits used toward graduation with the history minor.  These are included in the categories above.
  • Occasionally there may be special offerings, check with the department or your advisor if you have questions.
  • HIST 23200 may not be used to fulfill the Western European History or World History area requirements, but may be used for additional credits toward the major or minor.


Total Credits: 18

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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