Minor Overview

Learning to view our modern world through the lens of history is a valuable skill that will shape your understanding of politics, economics, science and art. This program explores major events in American, European and non-Western history. You’ll enrich your liberal arts experience and develop a background that will prove useful in many fields, such as business, law, education or government. You’ll hone your writing and research skills while discovering the rich histories of countries and cultures from ancient times through modern day.

You’ll have the flexibility to chart your own path through this minor. With the guidance of the department chair, you can focus on your particular areas of interest and choose from a diverse selection of classes in topics such as World War II, ancient Greece, the European Renaissance and Asian and African history. If you’re interested in Irish history, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the subject through Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac, which host lectures, conferences and courses. 

Curriculum and Requirements

A minor in history is recorded upon completion of at least 18 credits with a grade of C or better in all courses. The student must select at least 3 credits from each of the following areas of history: American, European and non-Western. At least 9 credits of the 18 must be at the 200-level or above and should be chosen with the consultation of the department chair.