Declaring a Minor in History

The declaration of the minor involves two steps:

  1. Read the requirements for the History minor below. It is important to become acquainted with the necessary requirements to graduate with the History minor, as these requirements cannot be waived.
  2. Send an e-mail to the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Lisa Silverman (silverld@uwm.edu). Include in your message the following:
    • Your full name
    • Your complete mailing address
    • Your home phone number
    • Your school or college
    • Your student ID number
    • The following statement: I hereby declare a minor in History.

If you are switching from a History major to a History minor, please indicate that in your e-mail message as well.

Professor Silverman will submit a declaration form on your behalf to the College of Letters and Science Student Academic Services, and you will receive an confirmation message from her. Your records on PAWS will reflect your declaration within two months.


Total History Credits

18 credits

At Least 3 credits in each of the following three areas
  • European History
  • U.S. History
  • Non-western or Global History

At least 9 credits in courses numbered 300 or above taken in residence at UWM.

GPA Requirements

History minors must maintain a 2.000 GPA in all history courses, including any transfer work. No more than 3 of the 18 credits applied to the minor may be earned in independent study courses (Hist 199 or Hist 699).