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Department of History

Minor in History

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements HISTMIN
A Minor in History is a valuable credential and a flexible complement to any major. History classes—from ancient Greece to the 1960s, from San Francisco to Shanghai—prepare you to understand the modern world. You can engage with these fascinating topics while developing analytical, writing, and communication skills that are consistently prized by all employers.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, selected from "HIST" prefixed courses.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  • At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
  • Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
  • A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
  • Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.