Minors

Approved Minor Programs

  • Accounting*
  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Arabic
  • Art*
  • Art History*
  • Biology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Communication Studies*
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science*
  • Criminal Justice*
  • Cyber Security*
  • Economics*
  • Educational Studies*
  • English
  • Environmental Studies*
  • Family Science*
  • Finance*
  • Foreign Languages*
  • French
  • General Business Administration*
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health*

  • History*
  • Humanities*
  •  Information Technology*
  •  Journalism and Media Production*
  • Language Arts*
  • Latin
  • Management*
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Marketing*
  • Mathematics*
  • Military Science*
  • Multicultural Studies*
  • Music*
  • Organizational Leadership*
  • Physics*
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law*
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations*
  • Recreational Arts*
  • Sociology*
  • Spanish
  • Special Education*
  • Statistics*
  • Theatre Arts

Defined Minors*


Accounting (18 hours)

Non-Business Majors: ACCT 2013, ACCT 2023 and upper division accounting courses (12 hours).

Business Majors: Upper division accounting courses (18 hours).

Art (24 hours)

ART 1113, ART 1213, ART 1223, ART 2243, ART 2623 and upper division electives (9 hours).

Art History (18 hours)

ART 1013, ART 2613, ART 2623, ART 4633 (9 hours).

Biology (24 hours)

BIOL 1364, BIOL 1474, BIOL 2124, BIOL 2144, BIOL 2154 and BIOL 3014.

Chemistry (18 hours)

CHEM 1361/1364 and CHEM 1471/1474 and 8 hours selected from CHEM 3113, CHEM 3232, CHEM 3314, CHEM 3324, or other approved Chemistry courses.

Communication Studies (18 hours)

COMM 1113, COMM 2313 or COMM 3353, COMM 2393, and COMM electives (9 hours).

Computer Science (20 hours)

Required: CS 1314, CS 1514, CS 2513, CS 3183; and two courses selected from the following: CS 1523, CS 1733, CS 2413, CS 3013**, CS 3513**, or IT 1063. (**Prerequisite: CS 2413.)

Criminal Justice (18 hours)

CJ 1013, CJ 2113, CJ 3103; and three additional courses (9 hours) in CJ.

Cyber Security (19 hours)

19 hours of courses from the Information Technology Program including IT 1063, IT 2064, IAS 2233 and at least 9 hours chosen from the following courses in the Cyber Security and Information Assurance Option: IAS 2333, IAS 3063, IAS 3233, IAS 3263, IAS 4063.

Economics (18 hours)

Non-Business Majors: ECON 2013, ECON 2023, ECON 3013, ECON 3023, ECON 3313 and upper-division business or economics electives (3 hours). Business Administration and Accounting Majors: ECON 3013, ECON 3023, ECON 3313 and upper-division business and economics electives (9 hours).

Educational Studies (18 hours)

(Closed to History, Political Science, English, and Music Majors). EDUC 3003, EDUC 3733, EDUC 4883, SPED 3103; and 6 hours selected from the following: EDUC 3013, EDUC 3673, EDUC 3753, or EDUC 4653.

Environmental Studies (18 hours)

Non-Biology Majors: ENSC 2004, BIOL 1004, and a minimum of 10 hours from the following: BIOL 1114, GEOG 1014, GEOG 3023, or SOCI 3373. Biology Majors: ENSC 2004 and a minimum of 14 hours from the following: BIOL 1114, BIOL 3054**, BIOL 3074**, BIOL 4064**, GEOG 1014, or GEOG 3023. (**These courses have prerequisites that are covered by Biology Major core and/or concentration requirements.)

Family Science (18 hours)

FAMS 1123 and 15 hours to be chosen from any course with a FAMS prefix, CRM 3603, PSY 3353, PSY 3363, or PSY 3373.

Finance (18 hours)

Non-Business Majors: FIN 3313, FIN 3623, FIN 4333 and upper division finance electives (9 hours). Business Administration and Accounting Majors: ECON 2023, FIN 3313, FIN 3623, FIN 4333 and upper division finance electives (9 hours).

Foreign Languages (18 hours)

Any 18-hour combination of any level course with a foreign language prefix.

General Business Administration (18 hours)

Non-Business Majors: ACCT 2013, ACCT 2023, ECON 2023, FIN 3603, MGMT 3013, MKTG 3413.

Health (18 hours)

(Closed to Sports and Exercise Science Majors). 18 hours selected from SES 2003, SES 2013, SES 2023, SES 2033, SES 3003, SES 3013, SES 3023, SES 3053, SES 4033.

History (18 hours)

HIST 1113, HIST 1123, HIST 1483, HIST 1493, and history electives (6 hours).

Humanities (18 hours)

HIST 2113 or HIST 2223 and 15 hours selected from the following (with no more than 6 hours with the same prefix): ART 2613, ART 2623, ENGL 3063, ENGL 3073, PHIL 1113, PHIL 2713, HIST 1113, HIST 1123, MUSC 1413, MUSC 1423, THTR 3823.

Information Technology (18 hours)

18 semester hours of the Information Technology Program (including IT 2064 and IAS 2233). Note that CIS 1013 or IT 1013 may not count toward this minor.

Journalism and Media Production (18 hours)

JRMP 1113, JRMP 1213, JRMP 1313, JRMP 2513, and 6 hours of courses with the JRMP prefix.

Language Arts (18 hours)

English Majors: 18 hours in Foreign Languages, Journalism and Media Production, Library Science, Theatre, Communication (except COMM 1113), or Professional Writing. Non-English Majors: 18 hours in Foreign Languages, Journalism and Media Production, Library Science, English (sophomore level or above), Theatre, Communication (except COMM 1113), or Professional Writing.

Management (18 hours)

Business Administration and Accounting Majors: ACCT 3213, MGMT 3513, MGMT 3813, MGMT 4033 and upper division management electives (6 hours). Non-Business Majors: BUS 1113, ACCT 2013, MGMT 3013, MGMT 3513 and upper division management electives (6 hours). 

Management Information Systems (18 hours)

18 semester hours of the Management Information Systems Specialization courses including MIS 3033, MIS 4033, and MIS 4533. Appropriate classes in CIS, IAS, IT, or TECH may be used to meet the requirements of the MIS minor. CIS 1013 or IT 1013 may not count toward this minor.

Marketing (18 hours)

Business Administration and Accounting Majors: MKTG 3423, MKTG 4443 and upper division marketing electives (12 hours). Non-Business Majors: BUS 1113, MKTG 3413, MKTG 3423, MKTG 4443 and upper division marketing electives (6 hours).

Mathematics (18 hours)

MATH 2215** and MATH 2235 and a minimum of 8 credit hours of electives chosen from the following: MATH 2244, MATH 2613, MATH 3001, STAT 2013 or STAT 3113, MATH 3013*** or MATH 4433, MATH 3213***, MATH 3253, MATH 3302, MATH 3333, MATH 3343, MATH 3413, MATH 4113, MATH 4423***, MATH 4471-3, MATH 4483****. (**Prerequisites: MATH 1513 and MATH 1613 or satisfactory placement score. ***Prerequisite: MATH 2613. ****Prerequisites: MATH 2235 and MATH 2613.)

Military Science (19 hours)

MSL 3013, MSL 3011, MSL 3023, MSL 3021, MSL 4013, MSL 4011, MSL 4023, MSL 4021, HIST 3133.

Multicultural Studies (18 hours)

18 hours chosen from the following: COMM 4313, SOCI 3013, ENGL 2313, ENGL 2323, GEOG 3243, PHIL 2713, MUSC 1033, or FNAR 1013.

Music (18 hours)

Band/Choir/Accomp./Orch. - MUSC 1110-1, MUSC 1140-1 (4 semesters); MUSC 1413, MUSC 2312, MUSC 2332, MUSC 3801 (4 semesters), MUSC 1000 (4 semesters), and choose 1 from: MUSC 3513, MUSC 3523, or MUSC 3533.

Organizational Leadership (18 hours)

A minimum of 18 hours selected from the following**: ORGL 3223, ORGL 3333, ORGL 3443, ORGL 4113, ORGL 4223, ORGL 4333, ORGL 4443. (**Exception: Students previously admitted to the Organizational Leadership program who have taken ORGL 3113 may count that course towards the 18 hour minor requirement.)

Physics (18 hours)

(PHYS 1115 and PHYS 1215) or (PHYS 2015 and PHYS 2025), PHYS 3003 and electives (5 hours).

Pre-Law (18 hours)

Required (12 hours): PS 3813, PS 4253, BUS 3213**, COMM 2213. Electives (6 hours): BUS 3223***, CJ 2113, CJ 2233****, CJ 3053, COMM 3113, COMM 3633. (**Prerequisites: Junior Standing; ***Prerequisite: BUS 3213; ****Prerequisite: CJ 1013.)

Public Relations (18 hours)

COMM 4673, PBRL 2113, PBRL 4823, and PBRL or JRMP electives (9 hours).

Recreational Arts (18 hours)

To be selected from the following 3 areas with a minimum of 3 hours and no more than 9 hours from any one area for a total of 18 hours. Art: ART 1113, ART 1023, ART 2313, ART 2513, ART 2813, ART 3833; Music: Required: MUSC 3683 and choose from: MUSC 1111, MUSC 1141, MUSC 1023; Theatre: THTR 1103, THTR 1203, THTR 1603, THTR 2603, THTR 3403.

Sociology (18 hours)

SOCI 1113 and SOCI Electives (15 hours).

Special Education (18 hours)

(Open to Psychology and Family and Child Studies majors.) SPED 3103**, SPED 3203, SPED 3223, SPED 3243, SPED 3263, SPED 4413. (**Prerequisite: EDUC 3733 or PSY 3353.) This minor does not prepare students for state teaching licensure in public schools.

Statistics (18 hours)

MATH 2215**, MATH 2235, STAT 2013*** and a minimum of 5 credit hours of electives chosen from the following: STAT 2023, STAT 3113, STAT 3123, MATH 3253, MATH 3302, MATH 3333, MATH 4113, MATH 4433. (**Prerequisite: MATH 1513 and MATH 1613 or satisfactory placement score. ***Prerequisite: MATH 1513 or satisfactory placement score.)