Wichita State's minor in history offers you the flexibility to choose courses based on your particular historical interests. You'll improve your ability to think, write, speak, reason and solve problems—skills vital to success in graduate school and in virtually every career. The minor is a great addition to many majors such as political science, philosophy, business, journalism, foreign language and more.

Learn how history is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

History Department helps create the Original Pizza Hut Museum

History students have the opportunity to help preserve local history.

Two Wichita State students, brothers Dan and Frank Carney, started the Pizza Hut business in 1958. The restaurant has since become one of the biggest pizza chains in the world. The original building resides at Wichita State as a museum.

History Department Chair Jay Price put the Pizza Hut's story into a local context to think about ways the Carney story helps explain the spirit of entrepreneurship in Wichita.

The museum is now open to the public, and many current Wichita State students serve as docents.


To complete the history minor, you'll choose 15 credit hours within the history curriculum—including nine hours of upper-division courses.


A degree in history from Wichita State is great preparation for advanced study in law, political science, history, communication, library science and many other degrees. Graduates have a strong foundation of knowledge for careers in politics, education, the military, foreign service, business and more.

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