Minor Requirements

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.

Residency Requirements

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

History Before 1800 Requirement

At least 4 upper-division credits in history before 1800 with a C- or better grade. See the Courses webpage for more information.

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.

Minimum GPA Requirements

A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher is required in history courses taken at the University of Oregon. View our grading policy for more information about grading criteria.

Departmental Advising

  • Once you join the minor you must promptly schedule a meeting with a history advisor, who will aid you in formulating a plan of study to complete the minor.
  • The current primary Advisor for Undergraduate Studies can be contacted at HistoryAdvising@uoregon.edu. 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.

Why study history? What’s required to earn a minor? It’s all summarized in our minor map.