Undergraduate Minors

Choose a Minor
For all details related to minors, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

You may earn a minor in Behavioral and Social Gerontology by: 

  • Completing 18 credits in Psychology and Sociology
    • BIO 115, PSY 260, PSY 285 or SWK 304, PSY 341, SWK 201, SOC 246
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits may be transferred from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of a C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

If you have a major other than Biology, you may earn a minor in Biological Sciences by: 

  • Completing 20-24 credits in Biology and Chemistry
    • BIO203/203L, BIO204/204L, and four additional BIO electives at the 300-level or above
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits may be transferred from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of a C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

You may earn a minor in Chemistry by:

  • Completing 23 credits in chemistry
    • CHM 151/151L, CHM 152/152L, CHM203/203L, CHM 204/204L, CHM 301/301L, and CHM 302
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits may be transferred from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of a C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

If you have a GMercyU major other than Computer Information Science (CIS), you may earn a minor in CIS by:

  • Completing 18 credits in CIS
    • CIS 104, CIS 114, CIS 215, CIS 321 and two additional CIS courses at the 200-level or above
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

You may earn a minor in Counseling and Interpersonal Relations by:

  • Completing 9 credits in Psychology and Sociology
    • PSY 200 or SWK 202; and PSY 212 and PSY 321
  • Three additional courses may be chosen from the following specializations to complete the minor:
    • Concentration in Child and Family: SWK 241, PSY 221, PSY 222
    • Concentration in Aging Populations: PSY 209, PSY 260, PSY 246, PSY 341
    • Concentration in Mental Health: PSY 210, PSY 206, PSY 299, PSY 350
    • Concentration in Special Populations: CRJ 205, PSY 323, PSY 437 or SWK 203, PSY 300
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits may be transferred from another college or university; PSY 212 and PSY 321 may not be transferred from another program.
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of a C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

*This new minor is not listed in the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog.

If you have a GMercyU major other than Criminal Justice, you may earn a minor in Criminal Justice by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • CRJ 102, CRJ 215, CRJ 216, and three CRJ electives
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

If you have a GMercyU major other than business, may earn a minor in Health Care Administration by:

  • Completing 6 courses (18 credits)
    • BUS 101, ECN 103, HA 301, HA 302, HA 401, HA 402
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C in each course; C- grades are not acceptable

If you have a GMercyU major other than History, you can earn a minor in History by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • HIS 107, HIS 109, HIS 131, HIS 132, and two history elective courses
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C in each course; C- grades are not acceptable

You may earn a minor in Mathematics by:

  • Completing 20 credits in Mathematics
    • MTH 245, MTH 246
    • 12 credits of electives selected from: MTH 231, MTH 234, MTH 235, MTH 301, MTH 302, MTH 303, MTH 304, MTH 305, MTH 401, MTH 407 or MTH 437
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

You may earn a minor in Microbiology by:

  • Completing 19 credits
    • BIO 305/305L, BIO 311, BIO 307, BIO 313, BIO 414, BIO 421 or BIO 440
    • BIO 305/305L must be taken together
    • Internship or research must be in microbiology research.
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

You may minor in Music by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • MUS 100, MUS 104, MUS 107, MUS 203, MUS 299
    • If 3 credits (instead of 6) in MUS 100, SEM 214 is required
  • Transferring a maximum of six from another college or university
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

If you have a GMercyU major other than Philosophy, you may earn a minor in Philosophy by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • PHL 201, PHL 240, PHL 313, and three philosophy electives
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

If you have a GMercyU major other than Psychology, you may earn a minor in Psychology by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • PSY 100, PSY 111, and four psychology electives
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required and elective courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable

You may earn a minor in Religious Studies by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • RS 2000, RS111, RS231, RS105 or RS120, RS241 or RS256, and RS115 or RS160
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable
 

If you have a GMercyU major other than Special Education, you may earn a minor in Special Education by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • Four 200, 300, or 400 level courses in Special Education
    • SEM 361 and EDU 316
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable
 

You may earn a minor in Interdisciplinary Women's Studies by:

  • Completing 18 credits
    • ENG 212, HIS 246, PSY 323, RS 256, SOC 150 and one elective
  • Elective to be selected in consultation with student's academic advisor; must have an emphasis on women's issues
  • Transferring a maximum of six credits from another college or university
  • Completing all prerequisites for the required courses
  • Earning a minimum grade of C for each course; C- grades are not acceptable