School of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Minor in History

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Why Choose History?

The minor in history can complement majors in other programs in the College of Liberal Arts including English Literature and Languages, Political Science, and Modern Languages.  It can also add context to a major in another college, including those in the Raj Soin College of Business and the College of Science and Mathematics.


What do you do with a history degree? In short, anything—but that is a scary answer. For more information on the diverse opportunities, the American Historical Association’s blog has a good roundup of articles.

For more information, find career information on the American Historical Association website.

All majors are encouraged to visit the College of Liberal Arts’ Center for Liberal Arts Success (CLASS) for guidance on preparing a resume, beginning the job search, and preparing for job interviews.

View the History program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections. 

Real-World Experience

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through internships, even during your undergraduate work. Recent undergraduate student internships have included:

  • National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Carillon Historical Park/Dayton History
  • Dayton Society of Natural History
  • Phillips Companies
  • Wright State University Special Collections and Archives
  • WACO Air Museum and Aviation Learning Center
  • Logan County History Center 
  • Allen County Museum and Historical Society
  • Warren County Records Center and Archives
  • Greene County Records Center and Archives

Success Stories

Dan Lauro said he is lucky to have one foot in the craft beer world and the other in the history and education world.
Anna Helmig, a two-time Wright State University graduate, oversees the care of 1.8 million artifacts at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Minor in History program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


If you are a current student, go to the WINGS Express Major/Minor change request form or talk to your advisor about adding a minor.


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