Discipline Minors

Discipline minors allow students to expand their professional flexibility, develop skills to be applied to graduate or professional programs, and pursue personal or intellectual interests. Students who wish to minor in a particular field or discipline can structure a minor course of study with the assistance of an academic advisor.

General guidelines for all minors appear below; any additional discipline-specific guidelines for each minor can be found in the minor descriptions within the Field of Study section of the catalog.

General Guidelines for Earning a Minor

  • A minor consists of at least six courses (for a minimum of 18 credits) in a particular discipline.
  • Up to two courses that are among a student's major requirements can be used toward a minor in another discipline. For example, up to two Psychology courses that are required by the Nursing major can be used toward a minor in Psychology.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in a course for it to be counted toward a minor.

Students can declare a minor by submitting a Declaration of Minor Form, which is available on the WebXpress Student Menu under the Registrar’s Office forms, prior to their last semester of study. Minors may not be requested after a student has graduated. Minors are currently being offered in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Counseling and Human Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • English
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Film and Moving Image
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Legal Studies (This minor is not intended to prepare students to work as paralegals and is not approved by the American Bar Association.)
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Humanities
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Theatre and Media Performance

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