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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

  1. To declare a minor in history, students must first have a formal advising session with our primary undergraduate advisor. The advisor will aid students in a plan of study and assign a faculty advisor according to field of interest.
  2. The faculty advisor helps develop a plan that directs the course of study and ensures timely completion of the requirements.
  3. The current primary Advisor of Undergraduate Studies is Professor Robert Haskett. Click on the link for his contact information. His office hours may be obtained through the “Faculty” section of this website or from the history department office staff.
  4. A staff of undergraduate peer advisors is available to help students interested in history at any stage of their academic careers. Peer Advisors are trained in university and history major requirements. They are an excellent resource for information regarding graduate programs, careers in history, and history-related activities.

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