A minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second field of study. Students who do not major in these fields may pursue a minor. It differs from a cognate in that the courses must be concentrated in one area and should follow a structured sequence. Students interested in proposing individualized minor programs of study should seek the advice of the academic department. Students who do not major in these fields may pursue a minor.
A minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours specified by a discipline. At least half of these hours must be completed at USCB and the student must pass all courses completed for the minor with a grade of 'C' or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor may apply toward a student's general education requirements but cannot be applied toward the major. If a student elects more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common.
Completion of a minor is not required for graduation, but students may elect to complete a minor and have it noted on their transcripts. To have a minor certified and noted on a transcript, a student must obtain a Minor petition from the Office of the Registrar and file it no later than the second week of the semester in which the student plans to graduate.
Because choice of a minor and course selection within the minor differently impact students' academic credentials, you are strongly encouraged to consult your advisor before declaring a minor.
USCB offers the following minors:
ARTH B105 and ARTH B106 and 4 additional ARTH courses at 200+ level. No area distributions required. (PHIL B313 Philosophy of art may also fulfill the requirements; however students majoring in Studio Art who wish to minor in Art History cannot apply PHIL B313 to the latter).
ECON B221 and ACCT B225 are required and should be taken before the remaining courses. Choose any four from the following: ACCT B226, BADM B345, BADM B363, BADM B383, MKTG B350, MGMT B371, MGMT B374, MGMT B376, or MGMT B473.
18 credit hours, including: CSCI B145, CSCI B320, MATH B174, MATH B230, STAT B202 or STAT B340, Additional 3 credit hours chosen from: CSCI B146, MATH B142, or any 300+ level CSCI, CSXE, or MATH course.
English Minor in Creative Writing
18 credit hours: ENGL 222, 3 credits of literature courses ENGL 201+, 3 credits of literature courses ENGL 301+, and 9 credits of ENGL 322 Playwriting, 464 Poetry Workshop, or 465 Fiction Workshop (464 and 465 can be taken twice for credit)
English Minor in Professional Writing
18 credit hours: 3 credits of ENGL 460, 6 credits selected from ENGL 450 through ENGL 470 (all language and writing courses), 6 credits of ENGL 200+ (1 credit courses can work), 3 credits of ENGL 300+ (1 credit courses can work)
18 credit hours: 3 credits of LBST B297: Interdisciplinary Research Methods, and 15 credits from three different disciplines from a menu created for this interdisciplinary minor. (Learn more.)
21 hours of 300+ level history credit split along the following lines: Two courses in European History, pre and post-1660, Two courses in American History (pre-and post-1860), one non-Western course (any period), and two additional courses numbered 300 or above.
LBST B297; ENGL B290 (may not be taken for minor credit by English majors), HIST B345, or PHIL B212; LBST B497; two courses from one of the following groups, plus two courses in separate groups:
- PHIL B201, RELG B203, ENGL B395
- ARTH B315, ENGL B380, ENGL B401
- ARTH B320, ENGL B381, HIST B420 (may not be taken for minor credit if used as major credit in History or Spanish)
- ENGL B382, ENGL B383, ENGL B384, FREN 400 (for students concentrating on French studies), PHIL B202, ARTH B335, ENGL B385, ENGL B386, HIST B421 (may not be taken for minor credit if used as major credit in History or Spanish), PHIL B301
Two of the following courses may be used as a single grouping for students majoring in Spanish, provided they are not counted for major credit: SPAN B400, SPAN B401, SPAN B402, SPAN B405.
Prerequisites: PHIL B110 or B111 (which may also be taken to satisfy a General Education requirement). Two courses in the history of philosophy, one course in philosophical ethics or aesthetics, and three elective courses in philosophy, at least two of which must be at the 300+ level.
PSYC B101, three PSYC courses from PSYC B302, B311, B321, B331, B341, B361, B401, B451, and two PSYC courses numbered 210 or above (one course only of which may include PSYC B399, B498, or B499).