The History Minor

***Download a history minor advising worksheet (PDF)***


Requirements for the Minor

Eight history courses are required, five of which must be upper-division. There are no other distribution requirements and there is no comprehensive (exit) requirement for the minor.

Course Substitutions

History minors must take a minimum of five regularly scheduled history courses from members of the UCSC History Department faculty. Subject to the limits and restrictions indicated, students may apply a maximum of three courses from the categories listed below to the history minor requirements:

Declaration of Minor Procedure

1. Download three forms:

  • A Petition for Major/Minor Declaration from the UCSC Undergraduate Advising Center. Fill out the petition to the best of your ability. Be sure to indicate your expected graduation term (EGT) on the petition. Your EGT can be found in your Student Advising Summary on your MyUCSC Student Portal.
  • A history minor planning worksheet. Fill out the form to the best of your ability.
  • A UCSC Academic Planning Form. Fill out the form to the best of your ability. Your major adviser and the history undergraduate program coordinator will also advise and assist you in completing this form.

2. Complete the declaration requirements for your major(s). Obtain your major adviser's signature on the Petition for Major/Minor Declaration and the UCSC Academic Planning Form.

*Even if you have already declared a major(s) in a previous quarter, you are still required to complete step two. Checking in with your major adviser beforehand verifies that the addition of the history minor will not negatively impact your degree progress.

3. See the history undergraduate program coordinator during drop-in advising hours to complete the declaration process. You must bring your completed history minor planning worksheet, Petition for Major/Minor Declaration, and UCSC Academic Planning Form in order to complete the declaration process.