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.


Accounting & Taxation Minor

African-American Studies Minor

American Studies Minor

Art Minor

Art History Minor

Biology Minor

Business Administration Minor

Business Administration Minor with a focus in Finance

Business Administration Minor for Psychology Majors

Chemistry Minor

Computer Science Minor

Criminal Justice Minor

Drama Minor

Economics Minor

Ethics Minor

Expertise Minor in Communications

Family Studies Minor

Film and New Media Studies Minor

Finance Minor

Financial Planning Minor

French Minor

General Minor in Communications (16-17 Credits)

Geology Minor

Gerontology Minor

Graphic Design Minor

History Minor

Interfaith Studies Minor

Latino Studies Minor

Literature Minor

Liturgical Music Minor

Marketing Minor

Mathematics Minors

Music Minors (for non-music majors only)

Music Minor in Jazz Performance (for music majors only)

Philosophy Minor

Physics Minor

Political Science Minor

Psychology Minor

Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality Minor

Public Health Minor

Religious Studies Minor

Social Work Minor

Sociology Minor

Social Justice Minor (Non-Sociology majors only)

Social Justice Minor (Sociology majors only)

Spanish Minor

Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Writing Minor

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.