If you would like to earn a minor in history, you may choose one of three tracks, each with its own set of core and elective courses.

Focus Areas

Program Objectives

Our curriculum will teach you how to:  

  • Acquire a deep and broad knowledge of history.
  • Sharpen your critical thinking and oral and written communication.
  • Deepen your understanding and appreciation of different human cultures.
  • Understand continuity and change in past societies.
  • Identify history’s most pressing questions and come up with research strategies to answer them.
  • Develop a method for gathering, analyzing, ordering, combining and interpreting evidence.


As a history minor, you must maintain an electronic portfolio of your work.

Please submit your work on the department’s Google Classroom site. If you’re a first-time user, you’ll need an invitation to join the site. Please remember to use your Merrimack email. For the access code, please contact Erin Madden or Professor Thomas Anderson