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Department Minors

Minor in History!

The History Department offers a variety of minor options for non-History majors as well as for History majors who want complementary interdisciplinary coursework focusing on a particular historical theme.

History Minor

The “standard” minor in History is available to all non-History majors. It consists of 18 hours of History coursework of which at least six (6) hours must be taken at the advanced (3000 and 4000) level.

The History Minor gives students near total freedom and flexibility by allowing them to count almost any of the department’s courses toward their program of study. Better yet, the History Minor is the “easiest” minor for any UTA undergraduate student to complete.

All undergraduate students at UTA are required to complete the department’s two-course sequence in US History (HIST 1311 and HIST 1312) as part of the university’s core curriculum. Some may also take one or more additional History courses as part of a separate degree plan. Still others arrive at UTA having completed course equivalents via AP Exams or transfer credits.

Whether you’ve fulfilled your required History courses on the UTA campus OR transferred in credit from AP exams, high school dual credit courses, or a community college – they count. If you’re a new transfer student it’s possible that you may only need as few as two courses (six credit hours) to finish your History Minor!

NewMilitary History Minor 

The Minor in Military History provides students an opportunity to undertake focused study of the origins, development, and influence of armed conflict in the human past. Students fulfill the program’s requirement by completing courses examining historical conflicts and/or military eras. Special Topics courses devoted to military subjects may be counted toward the Minor.

Geography Minor

Any major at UTA can be paired with the Geography Minor which consists of 18 hours of Geography coursework of which at least six (6) hours must be taken at the advanced (3000 and 4000) level. Students may count six hours of GEOL credit toward the Geography minor, so if you take Geology 1301 and 1302 for your core science credit, you are only a few courses away from a minor in Geography.

Geography develops students’ abilities to investigate and explain the “whys of where.” Much more than simply teaching you to read maps, a Geography Minor helps you understand spatial patterns, relationships, and processes that shape the physical and cultural worlds around you. The Geography Minor offers coursework that is essential for students interested in GIS, secondary education, and the quickly expanding field of geospatial technologies.

For more information email Dr. Andrew Milson, Director of the Geography Minor at or contact a History Department advisor.

Additional information including Geography Course descriptions can be found on the Geography Minor page. You can also connect with UTA Geography on Facebook and Twitter.

Disability Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies explores the experiences of people with disabilities — one of the largest minorities in the United States and worldwide — as well as the ways in which conceptions and representations of disability and “the normal” have shaped human experiences more generally.

The Minor consists of 18 hours of Disability Studies coursework, including both “History of Disability” and an internship course. Students can count several other History classes, up to two semesters of American Sign Language, and classes from a wide variety of departments at UTA. For more information please see the Disability Studies Minor page or visit us on Facebook.

To have the minor added, or to answer any additional questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Rose ( or the Disability Studies Assistant Trevor Engel (

Southwestern Studies Minor

The Southwestern Studies Minor is available to all majors and consists of 18 advanced hours made up of coursework in History, Anthropology, English, Spanish or Political Science.

The Southwestern Studies Minor provides students an opportunity to explore in depth the historically and culturally significant region of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The minor, sponsored and supported by the University’s Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, features coursework from departments across campus.

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor (MEMS) is available to all majors and consists of 18 hours of advanced hours made up of coursework in Art, English, History, Latin, Philosophy and Modern Languages.

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor focuses on the major social and cultural changes that transformed Europe between c.1200-1600. Coursework allows students to study the works of Chaucer and Shakespeare, delve into Medieval Europe, and study Medieval travelers, crusades, technology and science.

For more information or to have the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor added, contact a History advisor. Additional information including Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor coursework can be found by contacting the MEMS Faculty Advisor, Jacqueline Fay, at, or by viewing the MEMS homepage page.

Questions? Please visit with a History advisor!