Guidelines for Optional Minors

The following general guidelines apply to all minor programs unless otherwise specified in the departmental description of the minor:

  • A minor consists of a minimum of four courses (at least 12 semester hours) or a maximum of six courses. When two departments combine courses for a minor, the maximum number of courses is seven.
  • No more than 50 percent of the minor may be accepted from another institution.
  • A grade below “C” is not acceptable for any course used for the minor.
  • No course in the minor may be taken pass/fail.

After certification by the appropriate academic department, notation of a completed minor will be made on the student’s transcript. Saint Mary’s College offers optional minor programs in the following areas:

  • anthropology
  • art history
  • biology
  • business administration chemistry
  • computer science
  • dance
  • early childhood education economics
  • English as a second language/bilingual bicultural education English literature
  • English writing
  • environmental studies
  • European history
  • film studies
  • French
  • gender and women’s studies gerontology
  • global studies
  • history
  • humanistic studies
  • intercultural studies
  • Italian
  • justice studies
  • majority world history
  • mathematics mathematics/computer science
  • music
  • musical theatre
  • neuroscience
  • philosophy
  • physics
  • political science
  • psychology
  • public relations/advertising
  • religious studies
  • secondary education
  • social work
  • sociology
  • Spanish
  • studio art
  • theatre performance
  • theatre production
  • U.S. history
  • women’s history