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Why Choose the History Minor?
In this age of 'informational overload,' the history minor helps students to deal with information from many different sources, to sort out the 'big picture' from the short-term details, and to recognize the decisions and events that will have lasting impact on their business and community. The history minor allows students to study traditional topics in history (e.g., military history) as well as topics that may have particular interest to them personally or professionally (e.g., history of technology, business, health care, or sport; women's history; African-American history).
This History minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a history major in the Bachelor of Arts degree. The minor is designed to complement any other Ferris major program. A maxium of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.
Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University and must be numbered 300 level or higher.
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Choose one course that satisfies REG
Choose one course that explores 20th Century Topics (U.S.) or Modern Era (World)
Chose one course that examines pre-20th Century Topics (U.S.) or pre-Modern Era (World)