A minor is an area of concentrated study, outside of the major area of study.  A minor requires a minimum of four classes (16 credits) in a directed area of study.  Minors may require coursework in a student's degree program beyond the minimum of 41 classes (161 credits) required for completion of the major.  Minors are not required for graduation though a student may elect to pursue a minor in an area of additional interest.  Minors appear on a student’s transcript at student declaration, and requirements must be completed at the time of graduation.

The History minor requires a total of 16 credit hours in the areas of internal relations, America and the world, modern Middle East and Africa in the world economy.