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Honor the Past, Shape the Future

History's lessons inform how we interact with our world.

Minor in American History

Offered by: History

If you have a passion for understanding the events that shaped our country consider the minor in American History at SRU. The American History minor is a great addition to your education no matter what your field of study. Knowledge of U.S. History is useful and valuable in many careers including teaching, government, business, and more.

Why Choose American History?

Understanding the past is essential to building a successful future. With a minor in American History, you'll make connections between your work and the country you live in, be a better informed citizen, and offer greater value to potential employers.

What Will You Learn?

In this program, you'll develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, research, active reading, and communication. You'll also have the opportunity to choose from course topics such as:

  • American military history
  • African American history
  • The American Civil War
  • American constitutional history and law
  • Economic US history

Careers In American History

No matter your specific career path, the American History minor will provide you with valuable knowledge to increase your appeal to potential employers. Students in this minor often go on to work in areas such as:

  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Public service
  • Business
  • Education

Clubs & Organizations

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Stone House Center for Public Humanities