The History Department offers a minor designed both to give students a substantial grasp of the discipline and to broaden the intellectual range associated with other majors. Six courses are required, with the following distribution:
- At least three (3) courses must be at the 300-level overall.
- No more than two (2) courses (totaling six to eight credits) are transferable from another institution.
- No more than two (2) New Paltz courses may be taken outside the History Department, and only with the prior permission of the department chair.