Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in History (HISTMIN)Department of History

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


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.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. History Courses. 15 credit hours:
  2. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. 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.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. 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.