Minor in History

Catalog Year: 2023-2024


The history minor allows majors in other disciplines to round out their education by completing a three-course concentration in the history of a world region and taking three additional history courses of their own choosing. History minors have opportunities to conduct independent research, engage in globally relevant activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad, and prepare for their future careers through internships and other college-to-career activities.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Courses

Select three courses (9 credits) concentrated in a region or topic. 9
Total Credits 9

Students choose courses to meet this requirement that are concentrated in a region or topic. The region or topic should relate, if possible, to their major. Lists of courses, by region, can be found in the BA in history without concentration degree requirements. Students should review their plan with the director of the minor.


Select three electives (9 credits) in History 9
Total Credits 9

In addition to HIST courses, students may use HNRS 240 Reading the Past (Topic Varies) to fulfill this requirement.