University of Rochester

The History Minor

The minor in History consists of a total of 6 courses (or 24 credit hours), including:

  • A minimum of 4 courses (or 16 credit hours) taken from department faculty. No more than 2 courses (or 8 credit hours) may come from AP or IB credits, transfer courses, study abroad courses, or cross-listed courses taught by faculty members not based in the Department of History.
  • A minimum of one course from at least 2 of the following geographical areas: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
  • A minimum of one pre-1800 and one post-1800 course.

Advanced Placement Policy

Advanced Placement credit will be granted for scores of 5 on the American history, European history, or World history exams. This credit is elective credit and may not be used to satisfy the geographical or chronological distribution requirements in the major or minor OR to satisfy the focus requirement in the major.

International Baccalaureate Policy

International Baccalaureate credit will be granted for a higher-level exam score of 6 or better. No credit is granted for subsidiary level exams. This credit is elective credit and may not be used to satisfy the geographical or chronological distribution requirements in the major or minor OR to satisfy the focus requirement in the major.

Note: A student may receive a total of no more than 4 elective credits for AP and IB exams.