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Minor Requirements

Requirements for History minors

Dynamic undergraduate minor degree checklist (fill online, then print). (Does not function under Safari or Chrome)

A copy of the static checklist of requirements can also be obtained from the history office.

Specific requirements for all history minors:

Minimum Credit Requirements

  1. 28 graded credits in history courses, all for letter grades.
  2. At least 24 of these must be in upper-division (300- or 400-level) courses.
  3. At least 12 of these must be at the 400 level.
  4. At least 3 courses must be numbered 408 or 410-499.
  5. 4 credits may be completed at the lower (100- or 200-) level.
  6. Minors in History are encouraged, but not required, to enroll in HIST 407 courses.
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Residency Requirements

At least 20 credits, including at least 8 400-level credits, must be completed at the University of Oregon.

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History Before 1800 Requirement

At least 4 upper-division credits in history before 1800 with a C- or better grade. See the roster of “pre-1800 courses” for a list of courses meeting this requirement.

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Non-European/Non-US Requirement

At least 4 upper-division credits in a non-European/non-US focused course with a C- or better grade. We allow the same course to count for both the pre-1800 and non-European/non-US requirements.

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Minimum GPA Requirements

A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher is required in history courses taken at the University of Oregon.

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Advising and Entering the Minor

  • Students can declare a minor in history through meeting with a History advisor or a university academic advisor (e.g., at Tykeson Hall or the Office of Academic Advising).

    If they have not already done so, once you join the minor you must promptly schedule a meeting with a History advisor, who will aid students to formulate a plan of study to complete the minor.

  • The current primary Advisor for Undergraduate Studies can be contacted at Include your 95# in your email.
  • The faculty advisor helps develop a plan that directs the course of study and ensures timely completion of the requirements.
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