History Minor

Department of History


556 Hamilton Hall, CB# 3195

(919) 962-2115

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Chair

Natalie Albertson, Undergraduate Coordinator


Matthew Andrews, Undergraduate Advisor


Brett Whalen, Director of Undergraduate Studies


The study of history is an essential part of a liberal arts education and offers valuable preparation for many careers: in law, journalism, libraries, and museums; in local, state, and national public service; in business; in international work; and, of course, in historical research and teaching.

Department Programs



Graduate Programs


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Five history (HIST) courses taken in the Department of History 1, 215
Total Hours15

 A maximum of two courses can be numbered below 200.


 No more than one course (3 hours) of College Board Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit may count toward the minor.

History (HIST) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.