Minor in History

For students who want to broaden their education, the study of history provides a context for understanding the world and develops analytical abilities, verbal and written communication skills, and the critical thinking that is the bedrock of active citizenship. It is also good preparation for a broad array of careers, including business, education, government, and law.


  • Fifteen hours of HTS history courses, approved by the School.
  • Nine of the fifteen hours must be at the 3000 level or above.
  • Three hours taken outside of history courses may be counted toward the minor, with approval of the School.
  • Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a minor.
  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis; each course must be completed with a grade of C or better. 
  • A maximum of 6 semester hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 semester hours of Special Topics and 3 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research.  Students may not use 6 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • Students majoring in HTS may not minor in history.
  • To learn more about the rules and regulations governing minors, visit the Georgia Tech Catalog.
  • For more information on the History minor, email Ms. Sonya Boadu.
  • To add the History minor, please complete the Change of Minor Form (Docusign)