Minor in History

Students contemplating a minor in history should consult the History Department for advising early in their academic careers. Courses graded Cr/NC are not applicable to the history minor.

Minor Core Requirements

One lower-division World History Course (these courses satisfy GE Area C2):

  • HIST 201: Foundations of World Civilization
  • HIST 202: Development of Modern World

One lower-division U.S. History Course (these courses satisfy GE Area D):

  • HIST 251: History of the U.S. to 1877  
  • HIST 252: History of the U.S. since 1865

Minor Electives

To finish the General History Minor, students must complete 16 units of upper-division work in history, usually 4 courses.  Students may not count additional lower division units toward the minor.

Total units in minor electives: 16
Total units in minor: 22