Adding a history minor to your undergraduate degree is an excellent way to expand your skill set, regardless of your career aspirations, while complementing your main course of study.
A minor in history can provide you with a highly valuable perspective on world events, giving you insights into people and societies and their interactions over time. Your history courses can help you learn how to conceptualize an issue, research it, weigh evidence, make conclusions, and present your work in a compelling and coherent fashion.
The knowledge you acquire in a history minor can prove to be an exceptional asset in such varied fields as architecture, software or web development, banking and finance, political science, federal government work, or the Peace Corps. Whatever your career, a deeper understanding of historical events can help you view the world in a broader sense and provide an additional knowledge base that you can use in many professional environments.
In collaboration with The College of the Liberal Arts, this minor is open to all interested undergraduate Penn State World Campus students who meet the prerequisites.