Minor Study Option

A minor study allows serious participation in a secondary interest area without the burden of designing a more comprehensive interdisciplinary program as required for an individually planned combined major. The election of a minor study program is optional.

Minor study programs include 15 to 20 credits within the particular field or area to be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 2.000. The approved minor programs are:

Anthropology
Art
Art History and Visual Culture Studies
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics
Economics
English
Film and Media Studies
French
Gender Studies
Geology
German Studies
History

Japanese
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Race and Ethnic Studies
Religion
Rhetoric Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
World Literature

Specific requirements for each of the minor study programs may be found in the respective departmental or area listing in the Courses and Programs section. Unless approved by the appropriate departments and/or programs, courses used for minor requirements may not also be applied to requirements in the major or any other minor. In addition, a minimum of three-fifths of the specific course and credit requirements for the minor must be completed in the on-campus program of the college. Refer to the specific major and minor descriptions elsewhere in the catalog.