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:

African American Studies

AFAM B201, AFAM B202, and 12 credits from at least three different disciplines from the following: EDCI B322, ENGL B270, ENGL B420, ENGL B428, ENGL B429, ENGL B439, ENGL B441, HIST B352, HIST B415, HIST B443, HIST B492, HMSV B498, IDST B330, IDST B351, IDST B352, IDST B397, SOCY B309, SOCY B314, SOCY B355. (Other courses from various disciplines may be approved by the African American Studies Program Coordinator on a semester-by-semester basis.)


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.

Data Science

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.


EDCI B100, EDFO B321 and any 4 of the following: EDCI B243, EDCI B322, EDEC B340, EDEC B342, EDEC B345, EDPY B333, EDPY B335, EDEL B320, EDEL B330, EDRD B318, EDRD B319, EDEX B300.

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, ENGL 464 Poetry Workshop, or ENGL 465 Fiction Workshop (ENGL 464 and ENGL 465 can be taken twice for credit.)

English Minor in Literature

18 credit hours: 6 credits of literature courses ENGL 201+ and 12 credits of literature courses ENGL 301+.

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).

Event Management

HRTM B110, HRTM B210, HRTM B240, HRTM B330, and 6 credits from HRTM B201, HRTM B345, HRTM B350, HRTM B357, and HRTM B364.

Film Studies

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.)


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.

Innovation and Entreprenurial Studies

ENTR B300, ENTR/HRTM B330, BADM B380 or ENTR B450, and 9 credit hours from the following: ENTR B400, ACCT B225 or HRTM B221, BADM B210, BADM B345, MKTG B350, COMM B328, ENGL B460, other 300- or 400-level Business Administration or Hospitality Management courses, or other 300- and 400-level courses (with approval)

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.


MATH B240 and five (5) courses from the following: MATH B230, MATH B242, STAT B340, or any MATH 300-level or 400-level.

Medical and Health Humanities

IDST B260, IDST B297, and 12 additional credit hours from at least two different disciplines from the following:
AFAM B201, AFAM B202, ANTH B351, ANTH B352/RELG B360, ANTH B452, BADM B379, COMM B350, COMM B450, ENGL B270, ENGL B428, ENGL B432, ENGL B461, HIST B395, HIST B469, PUBH/HRTM B242, IDST B351, IDST B352, NURS B300, NURS B305, NURS B330, NURS B341, PHIL B211, PSYC B311, PSYC B328, PSYC B361, PSYC B409, PSYC B418, PSYC B461, PUBH B315, PUBH B322, PUBH B360, PUBH B328, PUBH B410, SOCY B301, SOCY B303, SOCY B309, SOCY B341, SOCY B356, SOCY B360, THEA/NURS B341.


HRTM /PUBH B242, PUBH B322, HRTM B360 or PUBH B325, and any 3 of the following: HRTM B320, HRTM, B447, HRTM B3XX (Nutrition & Healthy Cooking), PUBH B330, PUBH B3XX (Nutrition Assessment), PUBH B4XX, (Nutrition & Metabolism), PUBH B4XX (Public Health Nutrition Policy). (NOTE: Courses without numbers are pending final approvals.)


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).

Public Health

PUBH B310, PUBH B450, and four additional courses from the following list: PUBH B315, B320, B330, B340, B360, B410, B420. (Learn More.)


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 B102, B103, B104, B111, ARTH B105 or B106, and two additional ARTS courses at the 200 level or above.


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