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History explores the people, cultures, events and actions of the past, in order to shed light on the present and future. The history minor will provide you with an introduction to this exploration and develops the tools needed for continued historical reflection.


  • Diverse courses discuss ancient, medieval, modern and American civilizations.
  • Optional courses focus on modern European, world and religious history.

Career opportunities

Journalism, management, public relations, publishing, government service, church ministries and more.

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Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

HIST 120Ancient Civilizations4
HIST 130Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations4
HIST 140Modern Civilizations4
HIST 150American Civilization4

Required Courses (5 Courses, 16-20 Units)

At least one upper-division course in five of the following areas

  • Ancient history
  • Medieval, Renaissance or Reformation history
  • Modern European history
  • World history
  • American history
  • Religious or topical history

The minor may be constructed to fulfill the concentration requirement within the liberal studies major, or the history requirements of the social science secondary teaching major.