Students in other degree programs who wish to pursue a minor in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (HSMT) degree program must reach an agreement on an appropriate plan of study with an HSMT faculty member, who serves as the minor advisor. The "Minor Agreement for Non-History Majors" form can be found on the Department of History's website, and must be approved by the Graduate Program Manager and the Director of Graduate Studies prior to the beginning of coursework.


All Graduate School students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor. To apply to this minor, log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change Programs. Select the information for the doctoral minor for which you are applying.


Credits Required: 9 

Any History of Science (HIST SCI) courses that fit within the following criteria may be used to fulfill the nine-credit requirement:

  • At least 6 credits in graduate seminars, and no more than 3 credits in courses numbered 300-699 without the graduate attribute (Grad 50%).
  • HIST SCI 990 Research and Thesis may not be used to fulfill the minor requirement.
  • The minor field may include up to 3 credits of HIST SCI 999 Independent Work, provided that the student produces at least 15 pages of written work.