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Federated Department of History | History Minor

The Minor in History at Rutgers

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Director: Daniel Asen

The minor consists of 18 credits, divided as follows:

     European history, including Western Civilization (3 credits, any level, 510 prefix)
     U.S. History (3 credits, any level, 512 prefix)
     Asian, African, Latin American, or Comparative (3 credits, any level, 510 prefix)
     3 Electives in history (9 credits, 510 or 512 prefix, or NJIT)

For minors declared in Fall 2013 and previous semesters, the minor consists of 21 credits, divided as follows:

    History of Western Civilization I (510:201) & II (510:202) (6 credits)
    5 Electives in history (15 credits)

In order to declare the minor, Rutgers University-Newark students must complete a declaration of minor form and submit it for signature to the History Department via email  ( or in person (323 Conklin Hall). Forms will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and the minor should be reflected on student records in approximately one week.