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Advising: Minor Information 2010 - 2011

Minors, Catalog Requirements 2010-2011

For all bachelor of arts/bachelor of science/bachelor of business administration/bachelor of applied arts and sciences degrees other than majors that lead to teacher certification, a student may request a minor in consultation with the appropriate department head/advisor. Minors must consist of 18 semester credit hours, at least nine of which are advanced and at least three hours of which are in residence. A minor does not have to be in the same degree; for example, a student could be pursuing a B.S. in Biology and have a minor in English (which is a B.A. degree). See below for minors having specific course requirements. For more information, contact Advising Services at 806-651-5300 or by email.

Minors with Specific Course Requirements

  • Accounting:
    • ACCT 2301, 2302, 3331, 3332.
    • Select two additional courses from 3300- or 4300-level accounting courses.
  • Computer Information Systems:
    • CIDM 1315, 2390, 3350.
    • Nine hours of advanced (3000- or 4000-level) CIDM electives.
  • Criminal Justice:
    • Select three hours from CRIJ 1301, 1306, 1307 or 1310.
    • Fifteen advanced (3000- or 4000-level) criminal justice electives.

Recommended electives for biotechnology majors planning careers in forensic science:  CRIJ 1301, 1306, 3322, 3374, 4340 and 4348.

  • Economics:
    • ECON 2301, 2302, 3311, 3312.
    • Select two additional courses from 3300- or 4300-level economics courses.
  • Finance:
    • FIN 3320, 4320, 4326.
    • Select three additional courses from 3300- or 4300-level finance courses.
  • History: General 
    • At least 18 hours of history, including two of the University U.S. history core options (HIST 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, or 2301); one of the following: HIST 2311, 2370, 2371, 2372, or 2373; and nine hours of advanced courses.
  • History: International Studies--East Asia
    • Eighteen hours, nine of which must be at the advanced level, three in residence.
    • Demonstrated competency in Japanese or another relevant Asian language, subject to approval by the International Studies Governing Committee.
    • Twelve hours of area-related course work, six from any field, three of which may come from the “general” list.
    • Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.
  • History: International Studies—Europe:
    • Eighteen hours, nine of which must be at the advanced level, three in residence.
    • Demonstrated competency in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese or another relevant European Language, subject to approval by the International Studies Governing Committee.
    • Twelve hours of area-related course work.
    • Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.
  • History: International Studies—Latin America
    • Eighteen hours, nine of which must be at the advanced level, three in residence.
    • Demonstrated competency in Spanish, Portuguese or a relevant indigenous language, subject to approval by the International Studies Governing Committee.
    • Twelve hours of area-related course work.
    • Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.
  • History: Mexican American/Latino Studies
    • The minor field is open to any major and is offered jointly by the Department of History and the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages.
    • A minimum of 18 semester credit hours, nine of which must be selected from HIST 3316 (Mexican American History), 4315 (Hispanic Frontier in North America, 1513-1821), 4360 (History of Mexico) and SPAN 4395 (Mexican Literature and Culture).
    • Nine hours may be selected from the "general list" as delineated by the program coordinator of each respective department.
    • Students also are required to have two years of Spanish, which do not count toward the minor. See the departmental program coordinator for courses, CLEP opportunities and options for native/heritage speakers.
  • History: Museum Studies
    • Only available in conjunction with either a B.A. or B.S. degree in history.
    • Eighteen hours of history courses, including HIST 3302, either 3304 or 3305, six hours of museum studies courses, and six hours of museum internship.
  • History: Public History
    • Only available in conjunction with either a B.A. or B.S. degree in history.
    • Eighteen hours of history courses, including HIST 3302, either 3304 or 3305, six hours from the "general" list of public-history course options as delineated by the public history coordinator and six hours of public history internship.
  • Legal Studies:
    • Six hours from CRIJ/POSC 1310, POSC 3305, 4333, CRIJ 4334.
    • Six hours from PHIL 2303, LEGL 1373, 1374, CRIJ 3332.
    • Six hours from ENGL 3310, PSYC 4355, 4360, SOCI 4302, 4342, 4385.
  • Management:
    • MGT 3330, 3335, 4330, 4336.
    • 3332 or 4335.
    • 4311 or 3333.
  • Marketing:
    • MKT 3340, 3342, 4340, 4342.
    • Six semester hours of advanced MKT electives (3000- or 4000-level).
  • Music:
    • MUSI 1208 and 1209 as the visual and performing arts course in the core curriculum.
    • Lower-division courses: MUSI 1374, MUAP (two one-credit-hour enrollments), MUSI 1180 (two semesters), MUEN (two one-credit-hour enrollments).
    • Upper-division courses: select nine hours from MUSI 3232, 3233, 3234, 3238, 3037, 3135, 3207, 3209, 3380, 4276, 4277 and a maximum of two one-credit-hour enrollments in MUAP 30XX (take two more semesters at 10XX level before enrolling in the 30XX level).
    • Students will enroll in MUSI RCTL the semesters of MUAP but will only attend six approved recitals for those semesters. 
  • Philosophy:
    • At least 18 hours in philosophy, including PHIL 1301, 2303, 2374, 3301 or 3302.
    • Six hours selected from PHIL 3094, 3301, 3302, 3303, 3392, 4302.
  • Plant, Soil and Environmental Science:
    • 18 semester hours, nine advanced, at least three hours at WTAMU.
    • PSES 1307, 2313, 3411.
    • Eight hours from PSES 4302, 4310, 4330, 4321, 4331, 4341, 4342, 4371.
  • Political Science:
    • POSC 2304 [GOVT 2304], 2305 [GOVT 2305], 2306 [GOVT 2306].
    • Nine hours of advanced (3000- or 4000-level) political science courses.
  • Spanish: Option I--Spanish American Literature and Culture
    • SPAN 2311 and 2312 or 2313 and 2315, 3314, 4320, 4355.
    • Three hours Spanish elective. 
  • Spanish: Option II--Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture
    • SPAN 2311 and 2312 or 2313 and 2315, 3315, 4320, 4365.
    • Three hours Spanish elective. 
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences—Exercise Science:
    • SES 3302, 3304, 3321, 3341, 3340, 4340.
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences—Health/Wellness:
    • SES 2342, 3303, 3306, 3316, 3340, 3345.
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences—Pedagogy:
    • SES 2355, 3311, 3320, 3325, 4302, 4322.
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences—Sport/Fitness:
    • SES 1301, 2342, 3321, 3340, 3356, 4325 or 4326.
  • Western American Studies (offered through the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages):
    • IDS 3370
    • Three hours from humanities: ENGL 3362*, 4360*, 4361*, SPAN 4340*, 4375*, 4385*, 4392.
    • Three hours from social sciences: HIST 3316*, 3318*, 4096, 4315*, 4316*, 4317*, 4319.
    • Three hours from life sciences/agriculture: AGBE 4311, 4355, AGRI 4310, BIOL 3092, 3420, 4431, 4432, 4433, 4434, ENVR 4302, 4310, PSES 3411.
    • Six additional hours chosen from those listed above.
    • At least one course chosen from those listed above, (including but not necessarily limited to those indicated with asterisk) must explore multicultural issues.