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A minor in history complements many majors by providing additional opportunities to perfect the skills that employers look for in new employees.

Ball State’s minor in history serves as an excellent complement to a variety of majors, including:

  • Journalism: It’s often said that journalists, in reporting the news, write the “first draft of history.”
  • Political Science: Political scientists deal with historical accounts on a daily basis.
  • Film and Media Studies (Media): A strong understanding of the past will give you an edge in ensuring that clothing, scripts, and other factors are consistent with the time period.

What You Will Learn

When you study history, you don’t just learn events and dates. You also learn:

  • effective communication
  • data analysis
  • contexts from U.S. and world history

Program Requirements

Our minor requires that you take 18 credits, nine of which are in world history and the others in U.S. history.

If you would like to become a history minor, let your advisor know as soon as possible so you can create a schedule that works for you.


If you want to learn more about this minor, email the history department.

Total Credits: 18


For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

Meet with your academic advisor to declare a minor in history.

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