The Minor in History

Students must complete a minimum of 17 semester hours, including 14 hours of upper-division coursework, at UIS. Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis through the student petition process. Students should consult with a history program faculty member in designing and meeting the requirements for a minor.

Required Courses Hours
Lower-division course emphasizing historical regions or themes 3
HIS 301 The Historian’s Craft 3
One upper-division elective course in non-U.S. history 4
Upper-division history electives 7
Total: 17

Grading Policy

History courses for which the student has attained a grade of full C or higher (=GPA of 2.00 or higher) will be applied toward the minor. History courses taken as credit/no credit will be applied toward the degree if a grade of CR is attained. Courses may be repeated for grade improvement only once.