The History Minor

  The study of history deepens our understanding of people and societies and expands our knowledge of important issues in the world today.  History minors strengthen their skills in critical thinking, assessing evidence, and formulating clear verbal and written arguments.  History is a laboratory of human experience, and students from a wide range of disciplines can discover new perspectives on their own intellectual interests through a study of the past.


The minor in History is available to students in all schools and departments.

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Approval of a minor plan of study by the department’s undergraduate advisor.  (Please see a faculty advisor before making an appointment with Melissa Borek)



 20 upper division units, 16 of which come from Department of History offerings. The remaining 4 units should be fulfilled with History 201, but units from outside department offerings may be substituted with the approval of a History Department advisor.

 An appropriate capstone course, chosen from the department's 400-level seminars, as part of the departmental work.


For further details, please make an appointment to see the History Department's undergraduate advisor. **IMPORTANT** Students must meet with a faculty advisor PRIOR to visiting Melissa Borek to discuss the History minor more in depth. 

  • Department of History
  • 3502 Trousdale Parkway
  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90089-0034