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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:

ANTH B101 and B102 and 4 additional courses at the 300+ level.

Art History
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.

CHEM B321/B321L, CHEM B333/B331L, CHEM B334/B332L, and 4-6 additional hours at 300+ level.

Communication Studies
COMM B140 or B230; COMM B190, COMM B201, and 3 additional COMM courses at the 300 level or above. No more than 3 hours of COMM B399 may count toward the minor requirements.

Computer Science
At least one programming course (selected from CSCI 102, 104, and 145), CSCI 211, an additional 200 level course, and three Computer Science courses chosen from the 300+ level.

English Minor in Literature
Prerequisite: One course from ENGL B200, B288, B289, or B290. Minor: Two 300+ level courses in pre- 1800 literature; two 300/400-level courses in post-1800 literature; and two additional 300/400-level courses in English.

English Minor in Writing
Prerequisite: One course from ENGL B200, B288, B289, or B290. Minor: Three courses from ENGL B460, B462, B463, B464, B465 and three additional 300+ level courses in English.

FREN B201, B202, one of B290 or B295 (or HRTM B295), B301 plus two additional courses at 300+level. Only one course taught in English can be applied to this minor.

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.

Hospitality Management
HRTM B110, B260 and B280, and three additional courses, at least two of which must be at the 300+ level.

Human Services
HMSV B180, HMSV B190, HMSV B280, HMSV B290. In addition the minor requires one upper level (300+) psychology course and one upper level (300+) sociology course.

Intellectual History
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).

SOCY B101, SOCY B497, and 4 additional courses at the 300+ level.

SPAN B201, B202, B301 and three additional courses at the 300+ level. SPAN B398 can be taken only once. A grade point of 2.0 or better is required for all courses in the Spanish major.

Studio Art
ARTS B103 or B111, ARTH B105 or B106, and 4 additional ARTS courses at 100+ level.

THEA 170, THEA 201, THEA 301 or ENGL 301, THEA 302 or ENGL 302, and two additional THEA 300+ level courses.