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History Minor

Requirements (19 total credits)

Each course can meet only one major requirement.

Introductory Level (4 credits)

Introductory Level Electives (1 course, 3 credits)

  • 100 or 200 level U.S. history, western civilization or world history or Metropolitan State courses: HIST 302-309

Upper-division Level: Women's/Gender History (1 course, 4 credits)

  • One course in women's history (See the list below.)

Upper-division Level: Electives (2 courses, 8 credits)

Upper-division level courses in any geographical area and field are appropriate. (HIST 490 is not required but students may choose to take this course in place of an upper-division course.)

Transfer Credits

Students can transfer up to 8 credits to meet minor requirements with courses designated as history only. Students cannot transfer courses from other disciplines, including multidisciplinary programs to meet major requirements.

Partial Listing of Lower-division Courses

Partial Listing of Courses Between HIST 302 and 309

Though they are numbered above 302, if you choose, these courses can be used to fulfill the introductory level elective requirement.

Partial Listing of Upper-division Elective Courses

Women's/Gender History

Faculty-designed Independent Studies

Any upper-division course can be offered as a faculty-designed independent study.


Students may make use of internships in their programs of study. The History Department encourages serious and disciplined history minors to participate in internships which are well designed and academically beneficial. The department will sponsor one internship per student. An internship will be counted as a 0.5- 4 credit-hour history course (HIST 350I). For further inquiries contact history@metrostate.edu.. The department address is History Department, Metropolitan State University, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55106-5000, The fax number is 651-793-1446.