To minor in history, students must complete 18 credits, 12 of which must be earned in Rutgers University's 300-400 level courses. No more than 6 credits will be accepted for the minor from online courses.
Eighteen credits amount to six 3-credit courses. You may be closer to minoring in history than you realize. If you're:
- a transfer student who took U.S. History and/or Western Civilization at community college;
- majoring or minoring in Africana Studies (for which some history courses qualify);
- majoring or minoring in Childhood Studies (for which the history course "Education in America" qualifies);
- majoring in Health Sciences (for which the history course "Health in American Society" qualifies);
- majoring in Liberal Studies (for which many history courses qualify);
- minoring in European Studies (for which some history courses qualify);
- minoring in Latin American and Latino Studies (for which "Latin American History I" and "Latin American History II" qualify);
- minoring in Museum Studies (which sometimes cross-lists courses with history); or
- enrolled in the Teacher Preparation program.
Please note that grades lower than C do not count toward fulfillment of the history minor requirement.
You can download a worksheet for the history minor by clicking here.
If you have any questions, contact the undergraduate program coordinator, Dr. Rick Demirjian, rdemirj@.rutgers.edu, 856-225-6697.