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Minor in History

The Department of History offers students the opportunity to better understand the human social condition through the systematic study of the human past. A variety of courses is offered, dealing with the history of the United States, Europe, Latin America, and some non-Western areas. Courses in history serve the student admirably in fulfilling the tradition of a liberal education. They also provide a solid basis for professional training in fields such as law, business, environmental affairs, historic preservation, public administration, and government.

A minor in History (HIST) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • 6 credits must be completed at IUPUI
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html

Minor Requirements:

6 credit hours at the 100 level chosen from:

  • HIST-H 105: American History I (3 cr.)
  • HIST-H 106: American History II (3 cr.)
  • HIST-H 108: Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
  • HIST-H 109: Perspectives on the World since 1800 (3 cr.)
  • HIST-H 113: Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
  • HIST-H 114: Western Civilization II (3 cr.)

 9 credit hours at the 200-400 level (of which at least 6 are at the 300-400 level) distributed across at least 2 of the regional or thematic course concentrations offered by our department (please consult your history advisor for more information about these concentrations and the courses that count towards them). Some examples of these concentrations are:

  • S. History (HIST-A)
  • European History (HIST-B, C, D)
  • World History (HIST-E, F, G)

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.