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School of Social Sciences Minors

Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Required:

  • CJUS-P 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr.)

One of the following:

  • CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 374 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following:

  • CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 374 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) OR CJUS-P 376 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 301 Police in Contemporary Society (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 302 Courts and Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
  • CJUS-P 303 Corrections and Criminal Justice (3 cr.)

Total number of hours required for the minor is 15. Note that P200 and P374 can count in only one of the above categories.

Minor in History

18 credit hours in history

  • three courses from among:
    • HIST-E 100 Introduction to African History
    • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History: Introduction
    • HIST-G 100 Introduction to Asian History
    • HIST-G 101 Introduction to Chinese History
    • HIST-G 102 Introduction to Japanese History
    • HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century
    • HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
    • HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present
    • HIST-H 105 American History: General Course I
    • HIST-H 106 American History: General Course II
    • HIST-W 101 World Civilizations To 1500
  • three 200, 300, or 400 level courses, including:
    • H 236 The Historian's Craft (sophomore seminar)
    • one course from a second geographical area

Minor in History in Conjunction with a Business Degree

18 credit hours in history

  • three courses from among:
    • HIST-E 100 Introduction to African History
    • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History: Introduction
    • HIST-G 100 Introduction to Asian History
    • HIST-G 101 Introduction to Chinese History
    • HIST-G 102 Introduction to Japanese History
    • HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century
    • HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
    • HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present
    • HIST-H 105 American History: General Course I
    • HIST-H 106 American History: General Course II
  • one (1) course
    • A 353 American Economic History I or A 354 American Economic History II
  • one 200, 300 or 400 level other U.S. history course
  • one 200, 300 or 400 level non-U.S. history course

Minor in International Studies

The International Studies Minor provides students with an opportunity to place studies in their major field within an international context.

Requires 21 credit hours, including:
(At least 15 of the 21 credits must be from 200-level courses or higher.)

  • 2nd year of a foreign language (6 credits)
  • 2 courses from Items 2-5 of the International Studies Major Core Requirements (6 credits)
  • 3 courses from one of the International Studies Regional Concentrations - one course each from Groups A, B, and C.

Minor in Multimedia Journalism

15 credit hours consisting of:
  • JOUR-C 200: Intro to Mass Communications
  • JOUR-J 200: Reporting, Writing & Editing I
  • JOUR-C 327: Writing for Publication | Student Media - The Horizon
  • JOUR-J 300: Communications Law
  • One additional course: JOUR-J 210 (Visual Communications), JOUR-J 301 (Social Media Strategies), JOUR-J 303 (Online Journalism) or another course approved by a journalism faculty member.

Minor in Political Science

Minimum of 15 credit hours, including:

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
  • One course in comparative politics
  • One course in international politics

(At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be taken on this campus.)

Minor in Pre-Expressive Therapy

18 credit hours in Psychology including:

PSY-P 101 - Introductory Psychology I
PSY-P 102 - Introductory Psychology II
PSY-P 324 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY-B 310 - Life-Span Development
PSY-B 386 - Introduction to Counseling

One course from the following list:

  • PSY-B 354 - Adult Development and Aging
  • PSY-P 316 - Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSY-P 319 - Psychology of Personality
  • PSY-P 335 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY-P 425 - Behavioral Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

Minor in Public Relations

15 credit hours consisting of:
  • JOUR-C 200: Intro to Mass Communications
  • JOUR-J 200: Reporting, Writing & Editing I
  • JOUR-J 321: Principles of Public Relations
  • JOUR-J 349: Public Relations Writing
  • JOUR-J 429: Public Relations Campaigns

Minor in Psychology

18 credit hours, including:

  • P101 Introductory Psychology I
  • P102 Introductory Psychology II

Group I: Choose ONE from the following

  • P325 Psychology of Learning
  • P326 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • P329 Sensation and Perception
  • P335 Cognitive Psychology
  • P407 Drugs and the Nervous System
  • P411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
  • P417 Animal Behavior

Group II: Choose ONE from the following

  • B310 Life-Span Development
  • P319 Psychology of Personality
  • P320 Social Psychology
  • B354 Adult Development and Aging
  • P305 Psychology and Culture

Group III: Choose ONE from the following

  • B378 Introduction to Industrial Psychology
  • P324 Abnormal Psychology
  • P336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences
  • P430 Behavior Modification
  • P366 Concepts and Applications of Organizational Psychology
  • P386 Introduction to Counseling

Electives in psychology to total 18 credit hours

Minor in Sociology

18 credit hours, including: SOC-S 163 and 15 additional hours of 200-400-level sociology courses.

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