History Major & Minor Requirements

If you are not a History Major and would like to become one, please see the Undergraduate Advisor page for instructions.

Students who wish to take several history courses may want to consider becoming either a History Major or a Minor.  In general the Major requires a more in-depth commitment from students whereas the Minor offers students an opportunity for some specialization in History without all the obligations of the Major.

For those students already pursuing a Major in another field, a History Minor might be the more viable option because the Minor requires the completion of fewer overall history courses.  However, some students may wish to seek a History Major in addition to another Major.  This Double Major can look impressive and demonstrate commitment on a resume or curriculum vitae.  For more information about which option makes the most sense for you, we encourage you to contact the Department of History's academic advisors.