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Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

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).

Admission Requirements

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 maximum 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.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 24 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.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Kimn Carlton-Smith
PHONE: 231-591-5850

Humanities Department
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3675

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Required Courses
US History to 1877
US History - 1877 to Present
World Civilizations to 1400
World Civilizations since 1400
Craft of History
Electives from the 300-level History Curriculum

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)
Total Credits Required