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History Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 54.0101 History, General)

Department of History

546 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130

Kristin Stapleton

Andreas Daum
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a History Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit will not count toward the 18 credit hours required for the minor.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Acceptance criteria for the minor bears the same requirements for transfer students as for regular majors.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.

Suggested Introductory Courses

HIS 141 Human Origins - HIS 142 Civilizations and Beliefs
HIS 143 Global Inequality and Power
HIS 161 - HIS 162 United States History I - II
HIS 181 - HIS 182 Asian Civilization I - II

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:59:07