Minors

Departments in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, offer minors, which range from 18 - 24 hours. Additional minors are available in the College of Business, and College of Music and Fine Arts.  In addition, Loyola offers 13 Interdisciplinary Minors. Information concerning specific requirements for minors is available in the departments and in the respective college dean’s office. If the requirements for the minor are not completed by graduation, the minor will not be indicated on the transcript. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in the minor. Students in the School of Mass Communication must complete a minor as part of their degree requirements. Except in the departments of languages a student may not major and minor within the same department. Listed below are the requirements for each minor.

  • African and African American Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    History choose one (HIST X172, X180, W142, W186, A276, A277, A349, A350, A440, A442); Humanities choose one (ENGL V173, V177, V178, A250, A450); Social Sciences choose one (EDUC X130, A315; POLS A221; SOCI X154, X155, A220); Electives choose four from above listing.
  • American Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    ENGL A342, HIST A200; Group I, choose one (CMMN X170, ENGL V170, HIST X170, PHIL A430); Group II, choose one (POLS X154, A211, A212, A213, A215, SOCI X132, X152, X155, A220; HIST A201, A334); Group III, choose one (DRAM V142, V143, RELS V167); Group IV, choose two (consult minor adviser for selection).
  • Asian Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    HIST X294; JPNS A100 and JPNS A101 or CHIN A100 and CHIN A101; JPNS/CHIN A200; Choose nine hours from the following East Asian Culture/History courses: JPNS U250, V251, V252, V253; HIST A390, A391, A 392, A 393, A394; RELS A310, A411, U253, U265, U377, V260, V277; PHIL U234, U237; POLS A200, A315, A320.
  • Ballet (through College of Music and Fine Arts), 22 hrs.
    MUGN M411 (18 hrs.), MUGN M499, MUGN V142. Requires satisfactory performance audition. Contact the College of Music and Fine Arts for specific requirements.
  • Biology, 21 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    BIOL A106 — A109,  A208, BIOL electives (10 hrs.).
  • Business Administration (through College of Business), 24 hrs.
    MATH T122 or A115; BA B100; ACCT B202; FIN B200; ECON B200, B201, or X130; LGST B205; MKT B280; MGT B245.
  • Catholic Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    RELS V152, U147, electives (15 hrs.) should be chosen in consultation with Catholic studies adviser.
  • Chemistry, 22 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    CHEM A105, A107, A106, A108, A300, A301, A305, CHEM A300 — A400 electives (6 hrs.).
  • Classical Studies, 24 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    Latin or Greek (12 hrs.), Civilization courses (12 hrs.). For more specific information, consult minor adviser.
  • Computational Science (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21-22 hrs.
    Must complete four core courses (MATH A211, A257, A271, A375) and one of the following four options - OPTION1: MATH A258, A212, A498 (2 crs); OPTION 2: MATH A258, A498 (4 crs); OPTION 3: PSYC A303 or MATH A260 or DESC B205 and MATH A498 (2 crs) and MATH A212 or additonal MATH A498 (3 crs); OPTION 4: MATH A212 and MATH A498 (5 crs). 
  • Criminal Justice (through College of Social Sciences), 21 hrs.
    CRJU C105; CRJU C110 (or SOCI A215); CRJU C250 (or SOCI A315); CRJU C300; SOCI C275; plus any two additional criminal justice (CRJU) courses.
  • Economics (through College of Business), 21 hrs.
    College math, ECON B200, B201, B305, ECON B300 — B400 electives (9 hrs.) .
  • English (Literature), 18 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    ENGL T125, ENGL Literature Electives (15 hrs.).
  • English (Writing), 18 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    ENGL T122 or A205, ENGL Writing Elective (15 hrs.).
  • Entrepreneurship (through the College of Business) 24 hrs. (through College of Business)
    ACCTB202, ECONX130 OR ECONB200, LGSTB205, MKT B280, MGT B245, MGT B430, BA  B405, BA  B410.
  • Environmental Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    MATH/NAT SCI (6 hrs.); BUSN/SOC SCI (6 hrs.); humanities (6 hrs.); Internship/Practicum (3 hrs.). See Environmental Studies chair or Humanities and Natural Sciences dean’s office for specific courses.
  • Film Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    Choose 21 hrs. from: CMMN A329, A441, A442, A443, A444, A445, and ENGL V144, A313, A370, A372, A413, A470, A472.
  • Forensic Chemistry, 22 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    CHEM A105, A107, CHEM A106, A108, A300, A301, A305, A315, A497.
  • Forensic Science, (through the College of Social Sciences) 21 hrs.
    FRSC C100; FRSC C200; FRSC C201; FRSC C301; FRSC C499; plus any two additional forensic science (FRSC) courses.
  • Graphic Design (through College of Music and Fine Arts), 21 hrs.
    VISA A102, A200, A271, A275*, A375, A376. *Students who have passed CMMN A260 (Intro to Layout & Design) must still satisfy these 3 hrs. by completing VISA A377. Minor courses to be selected with minor advisor. Minor not available to VISA Majors. 2.0 GPA required.
  • History, 21 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    HIST T122, HIST T124, Hist electives (15 hrs.).
  • History (Pre-law), (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences) 21 hrs.
    HIST T122, HIST T124, choose one: HIST A230, A231 or A232, Hist electives (6 hrs.), Legal Hist electives (6 hrs). 
  • Languages (French, Spanish), 21 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    A101, A200, A201, A300 or A400 level (12 hrs.) Consult minor adviser if placement is above A100 level.
  • Latin American Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 18 hrs.
    SPAN A200, A201, A300 or A301; choose one (SPAN A350 or HIST A220); choose two from: HIST A221 or SPAN A351; HIST W142, X143, X145, A414, SOCI A260, A400, X145; SPAN A340, A341, A410, A455, A456; RELS A305.
  • Legal Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    Choose 21 hours from courses listed below.  Courses must be selected from at least 2 colleges and 3 departments with no more than 2 courses from the same department.  BA/MFA Colleges: ECON B330; LGST B200, B205, B310; MUIN M205. HNS College: CLHU U238, ENGL V234, HIST A230, A231, A232, A305, PHIL A225, V234, RELS U396. SS College: CMMN A355, A401, A451; CRJU C105, C110, C345, C405, C430; POLS A212, A218, A300, A301, A340, X252; SOCI A215, A216, A315, A333, A416, X252.
  • Marketing (through College of Business) 24 hrs.
    MATH T122 or A115; BA B100; ECON B200, B201, or X130; MKT B280; MKT electives (12 hrs.).
  • Mass Communication (through College of Social Sciences) 18 hrs.
    CMMN A100, A101, CMMN electives (12 hrs.).
  • Mathematics, 20 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    MATH A200, A257, A258; A259 or A310; MATH A300 — A400 electives (6 hrs.).
  • Medieval Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 18 hrs.
    Required courses are: ENGL A316, HIST A306, and a "medieval thought" component consisting of one of the following courses: PHIL A405, RELS A201, RELS U186, or other PHIL or RELS approved by the medieval studies adviser. The remaining 9 credit hours should come from the following core courses (CLHU U165, CLHU U174, ENGL A260, ENGL A340, ENGL A341, ENGL A475, ENGL U188, ENGL U189, ENGL U195, ENGL U199, HIST A307, HIST W140, HIST A381, LATN A435, MUGN U194, POLS W149, RELS A200, RELS U134) or from these supporting courses with the permission of the medieval studies adviser (CLHU U146, ENGL H233, LATN A430, POLS A230, RELS U185, SPAN A310).
  • Middle East Peace Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor), 21 hrs.
    Must complete one of the following seminars: HIST X254 OR HIST A495 OR HIST H295. Then choose nine hours from the following: HIST A288, A289, A304, W256, *X254, *A495, *H295 (*if not taken as a seminar).  Then choose nine hours from the following two categories: 1) Normative Views, 2) Historical and Insitutional Practices - choose at least one course from each category.  Normative Views: RELS A442, H295; PHIL V235, V280; ENGL A216, A437, U232, V234, V292, V296.  Historical and Institutional Practices: HIST X264, A328; POLS A315, A320, A340, A341, X258.
  • Music (through College of Music and Fine Arts), 24 hrs.
    MUTH M102, MUTH M103, MUHL M106, MUPR M121 — M150 (2 hrs.), MUPC M115 or M130, MUPC M116 or 131, MUEN M100 — M106 (2 hrs.), MU Electives (Chosen with music advisor - 8 hrs.) Requires satisfactory performance audition.
  • Music - Jazz Studies (through College of  Music and Fine Arts), 18 hrs.
    MUHL M310 1, MUJZ M108, M109, M208, M209, MUEN M105 (4 hrs.), MUPR M321 — 350 (4 hrs.). Students must have a music major or permission of the jazz studies area coordinator to pursue a jazz minor. Students must successfully complete the sophomore jazz board barrier exam. 1Substitutes for MUHL M400 elective for music education majors only.
  • Music Industry Studies (through College of Music and Fine Arts), 21 hrs.
    MUIN M100, BA B100, MUGN M110, MUGN M105, MUIN M205, MUIN M410, MUGN M260 or MUGN M350, MUGN M115, MU Elective (1 hr). Minor courses to be selected with minor advisor. If a student tests out of Musicianship, they should fill these two hours with another course (see Advisor). Requires interview for admission prior to enrollment. Contact the Music Industry Coordinator for specific requirements.
  • New Orleans Studies (through the College of Social Sciences) 21 hrs.                                                                                                                 BIO L244, CMNN A480, CRJU A250, A275; ENGL A350, A351, A438, A466, A479; HIST A240, A245, A336, A337, A338, A404, A440; LIBRG A450; POLS A220; SOCI A323, X256, X312; THEA V243
  • Philosophy, (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences) 21 hrs.
    PHIL T122, Systematic sequence (6 hrs.), Historical sequence (6 hrs.), Philosophy electives (6 hrs.). See department chair for selection of courses.
  • Philosophy (Pre-law), (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences) 21 hrs.
    PHIL T122, Systematic Sequence (9 hrs.), Historical Sequence (3 hrs.), Legal Context (3 hrs.), Philosophy Elective (3 hrs.).
  • Physics (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences) 17 hrs or 19 hrs
    PHYS A101 or A115, A102 or A116, A112, A113, A240, A241, PHYS A300 - A400 elective (3 hrs) .
  • Political Science (through College of Social Sciences), 21 hrs.
    POLS A100, A200, A230 or A231, A315, POLS electives (9 hrs.)
  • Pre-M.B.A. (through College of Business), 33 hrs.
    DECS B205; ACCT B202, B203; ECON B200, B201; FIN B300; MGT B325, B310, B245, B335; MKT B280.
  • Psychology, 21 hrs. (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences)
    PSYC A100, A301, A303, PSYC electives (12 hrs.).
  • Religious Studies (Christianity), (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences) 21 hrs.
    RELS T122, U247, U249, V242; choose two (A200, A201, A202), RELS electives (3 hrs.)
  • Religious Studies (World Religions), (through College of Humanities and Natural Sciences) 21 hrs.
    RELS T122; choose one (A200, A201, A202), RELS electives (15 hrs.).
  • Sociology (through College of Social Sciences), 22 hrs.
    SOCI A100, A335, W140, Soci electives (12 hrs.).
  • Theatre Arts (through College of Music and Fine Arts), 21 hrs
    DRAM A103, A200, A300, choose DRAM A107 or DRAM A110, DRAM electives* (6 hrs.) *Not SPCH A100. These courses are to be selected with minor advisor, Georgia Gresham. All Play Production DRAM A300 units are for the Theatre Arts productions only. Minors in Theatre Arts must have at least a 2.0 GPA in Theatre Arts courses in order to graduate with a minor in Theatre Arts.
  • Visual Arts (through College Music and Fine Arts), 21 hrs.
    VISA A102, A103, A200, A300, one VISA Elective (Non Comm. Curr. - 3 hrs.). Minor courses to be selected with minor advisor. Minor not available to VISA Majors. 2.0 GPA required.
  • Women’s Studies, (Interdisciplinary Minor) 21 hrs.
    To minor in Women's Studies, students take seven Women's Studies courses:
    Students have the option of choosing one of the following three courses to satisfy the introductory requirement: WSA 100 Women, Society, and Culture, SOCI A250 Sociology of Gender, or PHIL V141 Philosophical Perspectives on Women. Students are required to take the Women's Studies Senior Seminar (WS 496) or they may petition the chair of Women's Studies to take a Directed Readings course with one or more faculty members who contribute to the Women's Studies minor.  Students are also required to take five additional electives from the list of approved WS courses across at least three disciplines.

Where specific courses are not named, please consult the chair of the minor department. Humanities and Natural Sciences students interested in pursuing a minor in business administration or music should refer to the business administration or music sections of this bulletin.