A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
History is the study of writing about the past. Since everything has a history, it is a discipline that encompasses all others. A history minor offers you the freedom to study almost any society, issue, or era. Studying the past helps people to understand the present and to shape the future. Students learn to conduct research, evaluate evidence, and communicate their findings. History is a particularly useful field for those contemplating careers in teaching, government, law, the military, or the non-profit sector.
A History minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- Professional Media
- Business Law
- International Relations
- Political Science
- Public Administration