Minor in History

Strengthen your understanding of the past while building a skill set for the future.

Studying history gives you a valuable understanding of the human past while strengthening your memory, your research skills and your ability to empathize with those “unlike” yourself, something vital for careers in today’s globalizing world.

United States and world history are required for this minor, but students can also pursue their own interests, learning about the history of areas such as business, immigration, gender, the military, or science and technology.

History courses encourage students to immerse themselves in cultures and time periods unlike their own. Learning to understand societies of the past helps us reflect on our present-day reality.