The Minor


An undergraduate minor in History requires a minimum of six courses totaling not less than 18 credits and distributed among the lower and upper level as follows:

No more than two introductory courses (100 level) and at least four upper-level courses (200 and above).


  1. Transfer credit toward the minor will be granted only for introductory courses.
  2. The four upper-level courses must be taken at the University or through the Five College interchange program. Exception: One such course may be taken during a Study Abroad semester.
  3. History courses from other departments do not count under rule 2, even if they have an HS designation from the General Education Council.
  4. No history course taken on a Pass/Fail basis may count toward the minor.
  5. No history course in which a grade below C- has been earned will satisfy the requirements for the minor.