History, Minor

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Take 18 credit hours of U.S. history and upper-level electives covering a wide range of places and periods for an undergraduate minor in history.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



Why Minor in History at PBA?

A history minor is a valuable addition to any major. Studying history can help you learn how to think critically about historical events, a skill that can be useful in any career.

Studying history can broaden your worldview as you learn about other cultures, traditions, and ways of thinking. History minors often apply their knowledge in careers like business, law, government, politics, and journalism.

You’ll start by learning about the main political, economic, and social developments from the European discovery of America through the Civil War and Reconstruction. You can customize your minor to fit your personal interests and career goals by choosing from 24 elective courses.

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  • Guided by Faith—Our faith focus allows instructors to be comfortable framing the great sweep of human history within a Christian prospective, providing unique insight into the nature of human action and endeavor.
  • Opportunities Abroad—Our travel study initiatives include semester programs at the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews, as well archeology trips to Italy and Ireland.
  • Exceptional Location—PBA’s close proximity to Palm Beach County Historical Society, Norton Museum and Flagler Museum will enable you to enrich your learning experience.
  • Significant Research—Recent research initiatives by students include trench newspaper publishing in WWI; American exceptionalism and public policy; and the human and fiscal costs of U.S. military interventions in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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