Minor in History

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A history minor is the perfect complement to nearly any major.  Studying history isn't just about learning the events of the past – thinking like a historian also helps you to think critically and broadly, write carefully, and research well. A minor in history can help you to think about your major in deeper or broader ways, or help you to develop a marketable skillset. It's also an ideal option for those who love history but have chosen a path the requires a different major.  

Requirements for the History Minor

Acceptance Criteria 
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall. 

Required Courses 
You must complete 18 credit hours (normally six, 3-credit courses)with a minimum grade of C- required in each course intended to count toward graduation requirements. 
A minimum of 3 of these must be upper-division courses. (300-400 level) 

Advising Notes 
A minimum grade of C- is required in any course intended to count toward graduation requirements.

Students who declared a History minor after February 1, 2014 may not use World Civilization courses (UGC 111 or 112) to fulfill History course requirements. Students who declared a minor prior to February 1, 2014 may use one course as part of the six required courses.

Courses with grades of Satisfactory under the S/U option (designated by the student) or Pass under P/F option (designated by the student) are not acceptable in fulfillment of the course requirements for history majors.

A course used to fulfill a requirement for a major or minor in another subject may not also fulfill a requirement for the history minor.

There are no prerequisites for progression through the history minor, but history students are encouraged to take lower level courses prior to taking upper level courses. Students should consult with the director of undergraduate studies to plan their course of study.

Up to three history courses at the 100/200 level may be counted toward the minor requirements. Recommended courses include HIS 113, HIS 142, HIS 143, HIS 143, HIS 144, HIS 161HIS 162, and HIS 182. It is recommended that these courses be taken in either the first or second year. 

Transfer Policy
Students may transfer up to two history courses (6 credit hours) for credit toward the minor.

Contact Us

Carole Emberton

554 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8405

emberton@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

554 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8405

emberton@buffalo.edu

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Gloria Piotrowski

546 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2282

gap5@buffalo.edu

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

546 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2282

gap5@buffalo.edu