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History Minor

For students who entered Loyola prior to Academic Year 2022-23:

The History Department is in the process of transitioning to a new curriculum. For most students who entered Loyola prior to academic year 2022-2023, nothing has changed. Continue to follow the minor as outlined in the Academic Catalogue.

Please note that the note “closed to catalogue year 2022-2023 or beyond” in course descriptions refers to students who are entering Loyola in the Fall 2022.

History minors take a minimum of 6 courses:

  • One HS 100-level core course (HS 101 - 108)
  • One HS 300-level core course 
  • Three HS 300 - or 400-level courses. One HS 100-level course beyond the first core course may be substituted for an HS 300-level course
  • One Special Topics course (HS 410 - 459) or one Seminar (HS 460 - 498)

For students entering Loyola Fall 2022 and after:

History minors take a minimum of 6 courses:

  • Encountering the Past (HS 100)
  • Second History Core (HS 200-299)
  • One seminar (HS 460-498)
  • Three electives. At least two of the three electives must be 300- or 400-level courses; students may take no more than one 200-level course in addition to the second core, for a maximum of two 200-level courses. Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to take The Historian’s Craft.
  • History minors may choose an optional thematic track consisting of at least three courses. The current thematic tracks are: 1) Gender and Sexuality; 2) Health, Environment, Science, and Technology; 3) Law, Politics, and Society.

Complete information about the major can be found in the Academic Catalogue.


What's New

Visit Student Planning for a list of the courses offered by the History department in Fall 2023. Students wishing to register for a closed (full) course must visit the Academic Advising Website and submit a course override request form (the link will be on the page under Fall 2023 Course Override Requests) requesting an override. Please do not submit your request directly to the course instructor or to the Department Chair. All course overrides are reviewed by the department chair and are only approved if there are extenuating circumstances. The override request will not be processed if there is a time conflict with your existing schedule, you do not have 6th course permission from your advisor, or if there is a financial hold on your account.