The College offers academic minors in a variety of disciplines. Minors are a little like small versions of majors: they provide students with an opportunity of doing significant, coherent course work in an area outside of the major. As such, they can complement majors, provide academic or pre-professional support for graduate work or employment, or both.

VIEW GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING MINOR

African American Studies
American Studies
Art
Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration for Psychology Majors
Business Administration with a focus on Finance
Chemistry
Communications- Expertise in Film and New Media
Communications- Expertise in Journalism
Communications- Expertise in PR/Advertising
Communications- General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Drama
Economics
Ethics
Family Studies
Film and New Media Studies
Forensic Science
French
Geology
Graphic Design
History
Interfaith Studies
Jazz Performance
Latino Studies
Literature
Liturgical Music
Mathematics
Music- General
Music Business
Music Technology
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Social Justice
Social Justice for Sociology Majors
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Women and Gender Studies
Writing

Guidelines for Minors

  • A minor consists of at least 18 credits.
  • Students may declare up to two minors.
  • Declared minors will appear as such on students’ transcripts.
  • Minors are declared by filling out a form in the Office of Academic Advising.
  • Students wishing to declare a minor should do so no later than the start of their senior year.
  • Requirements for the declared minor must be completed by the time of graduation (students cannot finish a minor after graduating).
  • Students follow the minor requirements in the catalog under which they entered (and: students must follow the same catalog for both major and minor requirements!).
  • Students self-advise for the minor with the assistance of the catalog and academic progress report.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor; otherwise, it cannot be completed.
  • A maximum of two transfer courses (six to eight credits) may be used toward a student’s minor.
  • Students may use courses from the major (or liberal education) to fulfill minor requirements.
  • No substitutions are allowed in a minor. Students must meet the requirements as stated in the catalog.