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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

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Students in history study and analyze human experiences of the past. By doing so, they become better able to understand other societies in addition to their own. Students develop strong critical thinking, reading and writing skills as they master research methods and historiography.


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Program Code


Real-World Learning Components

Optional internship(s), Research


1 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


360 McMicken Hall
PO Box 210373
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0373
Phone: 513-556-2144

Student Success Factors

Students must possess the ability to learn how to analyze primary sources and historical facts, to participate in informed discussion of conflicting historical perspectives and to appreciate the diversity of human experience over space and time. In addition, history students must be committed to developing skills in critical thinking, research methods and the integration of that knowledge in writing and oral communication.

Career Possibilities

In addition to being well-prepared for graduate, law or medical school, graduates of the history program pursue careers as:

  • Archivists
  • Academic advisors
  • Librarians
  • Educators
  • Diplomats
  • Filmmakers
  • Museologists

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

History Minor Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    History Minor Requirements
    • HIST3000, Introduction to Historical Thought and Methods, 3
    • HISTxxxx, Two HIST survey courses at the 1000 and/or 2000 level, 6
    • HIST3xxx, Three HIST upper division courses at the 3000 level or above, 9
    Survey Courses
    • HISTxxxx, Various, 6
    Upper Division Courses
    • HIST3xxx, 3000 level course(s) or above, 9

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the minor using our online form.


In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the minor and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your minor.

Graduation Requirements

If you have declared the minor, then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.


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