Minors

Several areas in the School of Arts and Sciences offer minors.  Students may earn a minor by satisfying the following requirements:

Minors are not available for students in the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree or in any undergraduate program leading to secondary school certification.  Students should inform their academic advisors or the degree plan counselor when they begin their degree plan that they plan to complete a minor so that appropriate coursework can be completed.

Biology - 17 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 17 semester credit hours in biology in addition to biology courses taken to satisfy core curricular requirements

  • At least 14 of these hours must be taken at UHV
  • BIOL 4337 Cell & Molecular Biology, or BIOL 3320 Human Genetics, or BIOL 4313 Genetics is required – 3 hours.
  • At least two, 1-hour biology laboratory courses are required – 2 hours.

Communication - 15 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in communication in addition to any communication courses taken to satisfy plan requirements.

At least 12 of these hours must be taken at UHV.

Computer Information Systems - 21 hours

Lower Division: 3 hours of C/C++ and 3 hours selected from Advanced C/C++, Pascal, Ada, Java, or Visual Basic (Advanced C/C++ or Visual Basic highly recommended) — 6 hours

COSC 3317, 3331, 3333, and 3315 are required.  — 12 hours

3 hours in an upper-level COSC course excluding 4305 — 3 hours

Computer Science - 21 hours

Lower Division: 3 hours of C/C++ and 3 hours selected from Advanced C/C++, Pascal, Ada, Java, or FORTRAN (Advanced C/C++ highly recommended) — 6 hours *

COSC 3317, 3331, 3333, and 3332 are required.  — 12 hours

3 hours in an upper-level COSC course excluding 3325 and 4305 — 3 hours

Digital Gaming - 21 hours

Required Lower Division: 3 hours of COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals or equivalent knowledge in an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C++ or C#.

Required Upper Division: 9 hours

Elective Upper Division GMNG courses: 6 hours

Elective Lower/Upper Division GMNG courses: 3 hours

Criminal Justice - 15 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in criminal justice in order to receive a minor in criminal justice.
At least 12 of these hours must be taken at UHV.

English - 15 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in English in addition to any English courses taken to satisfy plan requirements.
At least 12 of these hours must be taken at UHV.

History - 15 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in history in addition to any history courses taken to satisfy plan requirements.
At least 12 of these hours must be taken at UHV.

Humanities - 15 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours with 12 of those hours being at the upper-division level.  These hours must be in addition to any other degree plan or program requirements.  Courses should be selected from the following:

  • HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities   
  • PHIL 1301 Intro to Western Philosophy 
  • ENGL 3329 Introduction to Cultural Studies   
  • ENGL 2332 World Literature: Ancient to Renaissance 
  • ENGL 2333 World Literature: European Renaissance era to the Modern Era 
  • ENGL 3325 Literary Theory 
  • ENGL 4330 Critical Studies in Race, Class, and Gender  (formerly HUMA 4316)
  • HIST 2321 World History I 
  • HIST 2322 World History II 
  • Any HUMA or PHIL UD course 

Mathematics - 21 hours

  • Lower Division: Calculus I, Calculus II are required — 6 hours
  • MATH 3391, 3361, 4310, and 4311 are required — 12 hours
  • 3 hours of upper-level course work in math are required; no independent study allowed — 3 hours

Political Science - 15 hours

  • PSCI 3340 Global Political Studies
  • PSCI 3320 Introduction to Public Policy
  • 9 hours of electives – offered under PSCI 4300

Psychology - 15 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of psychology in addition to any psychology courses taken to satisfy plan requirements.

  • At least 12 of these hours must be taken at UHV.

Spanish - 18 hours

Students must complete 18 hours from any of the following:

  • SPAN 3313 Oral and Written Communication I
  • SPAN 3323 Oral and Written Communication II
  • SPAN 3301 Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 4300 Special Topics in Spanish
  • SPAN 4313 Advanced Oral and Written Communication I
  • SPAN 4320 Professional Applications of Spanish
  • SPAN 4366 History of the Spanish Language
  • SPAN 4314 Spanish Phonetics
  • SPAN  4315 Latin America Literature
  • SPAN 4316 Mexican American Literature

Please contact an Academic Advisor for more information and see if minoring is right for you.