History - Online Minor

Deepen your historical perspective

Students of history bring important historical and humanities-based perspectives to the "big problems" of our world, from racial and social injustice to violence and war. When you earn a minor in history online with Oregon State, you’ll gain knowledge and skills that will help you think critically and that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.

You’ll work with expert faculty to study the practice and theory of historical work — learning different philosophies of history, types and uses of historical evidence, varieties of historical investigation and what factors influence the writing of history.

Work closely with top faculty

History at Oregon State offers a tradition of outstanding teaching and personal contact between student and instructor. History faculty members have won college and university awards for teaching excellence and teach online classes from the freshman to graduate level. Oregon State’s online history program is widely considered to be among the best in the nation, consistently ranking among the top 10 online history degree programs.


Through this 27-credit program, you can choose from a range of History and History of Science courses to fulfill your minor requirements. Curriculum details and minor requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Armed Conflict, Genocide, and Society
  • Race, Diaspora, & Politics in the Atlantic World
  • The American West and Environmental History
  • Science, Medicine, and Society
  • History of Religion

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same certificate and transcript as on-campus students.