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Minor Requirements

The History minor is meant to encourage students to supplement their major in another discipline with a coherent program in history. Each student develops a program to satisfy the minor requirements in consultation with the department's advisors.

The requirements are:

  • A minimum of six history courses (24 credit hours)
  • Of these, at least two must be taken at the 300- or 400-level. Of these two, at least one must be a 400-level course. This required 400-level course may not be taken under the pass/fail option, and it must be taken in residence.

Please note the following rules - these are IMPORTANT!

  • Advanced Placement credit does not count toward the major
  • No more than two introductory-level courses (i.e., no more than two 100-level courses)
  • At least four of the courses in the student's minor must be taken at Binghamton.
  • No more than one independent study (HIST 397).
  • The history internships (HIST 395) cannot be counted toward the minor.
  • 100-level courses taken after a student has achieved junior credit standing will NOT count toward a minor in History.

  • Only one course taken under the pass/fail option will be credit toward the minor.
  • At least four of the courses in the History minor program must be in addition to History courses counted toward the fulfillment of the student's major.

The History Department views the grade of D as passing but unsatisfactory. Courses passed with a grade of D do not fulfill the requirements for the minor.


Last Updated: 1/12/18