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The history minor is designed for students who enjoy studying the past and are interested in gaining skills in critical thinking, research, and communication. With only one required course, it's flexible — a great complement to majors as diverse as business, physics, and English.

What can I do with this degree?

A history minor can enhance any major field. And as you look to the job market, you'll not only have useful skills, but also a distinctive resume that sets you apart from other candidates (as this 2010 graduate said of his physics major/history minor degree).

What skills will I develop?

  • Research
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking
  • How to find patterns in data
  • Evaluating sources and arguments
  • Understanding causation and context
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Podcasting
  • Blogging
  • Digital preservation

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

  • Learn about teaching, administration, and research as a departmental teaching assistant
  • Working in our archives or digital library
  • Partner with a professor on a summer research project, and conduct your own original research in local or digital archives

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