History, Minor

The objectives of the history minor are:

  • To help prepare students for professional careers and advanced study in political science, law, teaching and a myriad of other public and private sector positions;
  • To offer an opportunity for students to broaden their education and to pursue their interests in history but who choose to major in another discipline, perhaps completely unrelated to history;
  • To provide students with a way of thinking about the human experience over time, to reason systematically, to examine critically the relationships among people and events, and to reach thoughtful judgments about human affairs;
  • To offer Clayton State students in other major degree programs minor concentration course options similar to those provided at other system institutions with history four-year degree and minor programs.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements6
HIST 2500Historical Methods3
HIST 2750Critical Trends and Issues3
Upper Division Electives12
Choose four 3000-4000 level HIST courses (at least one course must be from Required Upper Division World History Core).
Total Credit Hours18