A Passion for the Past is a Tool for the Future

History - Minor

A passion for the past is wonderful, and we can turn that passion into skills of value. At Salisbury University, history is not simply a list of facts to be memorized but a mystery to be unveiled in much the same way a detective solves a tricky case. Our history program offers an invigorating learning experience that challenges students to ask not just what happened, but why it happened.

Why Choose History at SU?

The history minor allows students in other fields to gain a broad base in the humanities and social sciences and thus enhance their ability to reach higher levels of achievement in their own professional specialization. 

In a modern setting, some people wonder what to do with an education in history. At SU, we believe the skills you develop in studying history – such as problem solving and articulate oral and written communication – promise professional success in the information age.

At SU, we promote active learning through research. Our students don’t just read about history in a textbook – they make their own history by analyzing actual historical documents, many housed on campus in the Edward H. Nabb Research Center. Here, students find firsthand accounts from a long list of historical figures, including the earliest explorers and Civil War soldiers.

Students in the history minor must earn grades of C or better in all courses taken for the minor. At least 15 credits applied toward the minor must be coursework which is not used to satisfy General Education requirements, and at least three courses must be completed at SU. Additional requirements are as follows: 

Complete at least one of the following:

  • HIST 101 World Civilizations
  • HIST 102 World Civilizations
  • HIST 103 First-Year Seminar in World History

Complete at least one of the following:

  • HIST 201 History of the U.S. I
  • HIST 202 History of the U.S. II 

Complete four additional history courses, two of which must be at the 300/400 level.

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a history major.

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