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History Minor

The history minor provides you with the chance to explore your interest in history while developing the research, writing and critical thinking skills sought by employers and graduate schools.

What Will I Learn?

Required courses focus on world and United States history while electives allow you to learn more about the history of Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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What are the requirements for this degree?

You must take 18 credits to complete this minor, including both required courses and electives. For many students, six of the required 18 credits may be completed as part of the university’s general education requirements. This means many students can complete this minor by taking a 200 level and a 300 level history class.


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

This minor can provide a great deal of context for the field you intend to enter. Some common program pairings include:

  • Political science
  • Business
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Education

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Shippensburg is an ideal place to study history because of the many historic sites and resources nearby including Gettysburg National Military Park, the United States Army Heritage and Educational Center, the Pennsylvania State Museum, Shippensburg Station and the Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum and the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University.

Contact The History & Philosophy Department

Dauphin Humanities Center 122-124 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1621 Fax: (717) 477 - 4062