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Graduate Minors

Some graduate programs require or offer the option of completing a minor. View the charts below to find information regarding:

  If you select a minor that has more hours than your degree plan requires, your total degree hours will increase by the number of excess hours in the minor. If you select a minor with less hours than your degree plan requires, your total minor hours will be increased to meet the degree plan requirement.

CHANGE OF MINOR/CONCENTRATION FORM

To change your minor, please complete the change of minor/concentration form. Depending on your program, you may need to obtain the signature of your graduate advisor prior to submitting the form to our office. You can find graduate advisor contact information on our program pages.


Programs Requiring Specific Minors

Program Required Minor Hours
Communication Disorders – M.A. Cognate – Communication Disorders 6
Communication Disorders – M.S.C.D. See Graduate Catalog 9
Educational Leadership – M.A. Cognate 12
Educational Technology Cognate – Educational Technology 12
Elementary Education – Teacher Fellows Elementary Education – Teacher Fellows Methods & Materials 15
Reading Education Cognate 6
Rhetoric and Composition Cognate 6
School Psychology Composite Minor School Psychology 9
Secondary Education with a concentration in Teaching Dual Credit Courses Cognate 18
Secondary Education – Teacher Recruitment Program Composite – Secondary Education TRP 12
Special Education with a concentration in Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis Cognate – Special Education Autism 12
Special Education with a concentration in Behavioral Disorders/Positive Behavior Supports Cognate – Special Education BD/PBS 6
Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities/Inclusion Cognate – Special Education LD/Inclusion 6
Special Education with a concentration in Career Alternatives in Special Education Cognate – Special Education 9
Technology Management Technology Management Cognate 6

Minors Requiring Minor Advisor Approval

Minor Hours Minor Requirement
Adult Education 12 hours  
Biochemistry 6 hours College of Science & Engineering programs only
Chemistry 6 hours  
Communication Studies 12 hours 18 hours of undergraduate communication studies courses required
Counseling and Guidance 13 hours  
Developmental Education 9 hours  
Educational Leadership 12 hours Additional admission requirements apply
History 12 hours 3.0 GPA required on 18 hours of undergraduate history courses
Literature 6 hours 2.75 GPA required on at least 21 hours of undergraduate literature courses, including 9 hours of advanced courses
Materials Physics 9 hours Undergraduate course work in physics required
Mathematics 15 hours Equivalent of an undergraduate minor in mathematics (calculus I and II and three upper-level courses) required
Music 12 hours  
Music Education 12 hours  
Physics 6 hours Undergraduate course work in physics required
Psychology 12 hours 3.0 GPA required
Spanish 6 hours 2.75 GPA required on at least 9 hours of advance undergraduate Spanish courses

All Other Minors

Minor Hours Minor Restrictions
Anthropology 9 hours  
Aquatic Resources 6 hours Available for Biology students only
Biology 15 hours  
Cognate Hours vary by program Available for selected programs
Composite Hours vary by program Available for selected programs
Computer Science 6–9 hours Six-hour minor required for thesis students; nine-hour minor required for non-thesis students
Criminal Justice 9 hours  
Creative Writing (cognate) 9 hours Available for Creative Writing students only
Creativity Studies in Education 9 hours  
Diversity Studies 9 hours  
Elementary Education 12 hours  
Elementary Education – Bilingual/Bicultural 12 hours  
Exercise Science 12 hours  
Fine Arts Focus (cognate) 9 hours Available for Creative Writing students only
Geography 9 hours  
Gifted & Talented Education (Elementary or Secondary Education) 15 hours  
Health Education 15 hours  
Healthcare Administration 15 hours  
Industrial Technology 15 hours  
Legal Studies 9 hours  
Methods & Materials Hours vary by concentration Available for Elementary Education and Special Education students only
Philosophy 6 hours  
Physical Education 15 hours  
Political Science 9 hours  
Reading Education 12 hours  
Recreation & Leisure Services 12 hours  
Secondary Education 15 hours  
Sociology 9 hours  
Software Engineering 6–9 hours 9 hours for non-thesis; 6 hours for thesis
Southwest Focus (composite) 9 hours Available for Creative Writing students only
Special Education 15 hours  
Theatre 6 hours  
Women & Gender Studies 9 hours