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History Minor - ARCHIVE

Abington College (HSTAB)
Altoona College (HSTAL)
University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (HIST)

Contact: Abington College, Tom Smith,; Altoona College, Marc Harris,; College of the Liberal Arts, Mike Milligan,


The minor in history is designed to complement a wide range of social studies and humanities majors by affording students the opportunity to examine change and development in human societies over time. Students are free to select courses in the topics (military history, social history, cultural history, etc.), geographical areas (the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa), and time periods that most suit their needs and interests. The requirements for entering the minor are fifth semester standing (eligible courses taken previously will count toward the minor) and having already declared a major.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


Select 12 credits of HIST courses (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits of 400-level HIST courses (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001

Minor Consolidation 6/4/2013


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