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History Minor - Program Requirements

(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

Completing the History Minor Program

Academic Requirements

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

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 minors.

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.

Academic Advice

Please contact the Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions about the minor.

Transfer Credit Policy

A maximum of 2 transfer, cross-listed, or petitioned courses may be counted toward the history minor.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisites for the History minor.

Required Courses

18 credit hours (normally six, 3-credit courses) must be completed 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)

Note: 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 in Park 540 to plan their course of study.

Up to five history courses at the 100-level may be counted toward the major requirements. Recommended courses include:

  • HIS 141 Human Origins of Global Society
  • HIS 142 Civilizations and Beliefs: Global History
  • HIS 143 Global Inequality and Power
  • HIS 144  Introduction to Health, Medicine, and Society
  • HIS 161 United States History I
  • HIS 162  US History 2
  • HIS 181 Asian Civilization I
  • HIS 182 Asian Civilization II

It is recommended that these courses be taken in either the first or second year.

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards minor.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the History Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:59:07