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History Minor

A history minor will require at least six courses for 18 credit hours. Students must select courses as specified below in items 1, 2, and 3.

  1. American History (2 courses)
  • One Pre-1877 course
  • One Post-1877 course

2. European History (2 Courses)

  • One Pre-1715 course
  • One Post-1715 course

3. History Electives (2 Courses)

  • HIS 100- Thinking and Writing about History is recommended.
  • A Non-Western History course is recommended.

History minors with an Advanced Placement grade of “5” on the A.P. U.S. and/or European History exam(s) will be given a one-course reduction in the required courses for the specific area(s) and will be given flexibility in choosing the remaining required course in that particular area.  For instance, a minor with a grade of “5” in U.S. History would be required to take only one additional course in any area of U.S. History.  A minor with a grade of “5” in European History would be required to take only one additional course in any area of European History.

History minors with an Advanced Placement grade of “5” on the World History exam will be given a one-course reduction in the number of required electives for the minor.

A limit of two A.P. scores of “5” will be recognized by the Department for reduction of the total number of courses in the minor.

History minors with an Advanced Placement grade of “4” on the A.P. U.S. and/or European History exam(s) will be given flexibility in choosing any two courses for U.S. and/or European History.  For such students, the required number of History credits to be earned for the minor would remain at 18.

Please refer to the Providence College Undergraduate Catalogue for a detailed description of required courses.