History  (Minor)

Complement your current degree with a foundational background in history, selecting from an assortment of topics, like international history or the history of college sports. Exploring the past prepares you for the future in any career you choose.

Program Description

Students who pursue the minor in history study the growth and development of human society from all aspects: political, social, economic and cultural. The program covers the history of the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. By providing an understanding of how the various regions of the world developed, the minor in history enables students to understand today's complex world.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in history; BA in history (secondary education); BAE in secondary education (history)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The history minor consists of 18 credit hours of course work, at least 12 credit hours of which must be in upper-division course work.

On-campus students earning a minor in history must complete one 12-credit-hour HST geographic concentration (United States, Europe, Asia or Latin America). This option includes in-person classes and iCourses.

ASU Online students earning a history minor must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in U.S. history courses.

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies requires a grade of at least "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) in all courses in the minor. A minimum of six upper-division hours in the minor must be taken from courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Program Contact Information

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