Minors are secondary areas of study and fall into two categories at Midwestern State University: discipline-specific minors and Signature Minors. Discipline-specific minors are focused on a specific subject area or discipline and intended to provide expertise in that focal area. Requirements of discipline-specific minors are listed by college in which the minor is offered.
Signature Minors are unique undergraduate areas of study offered at Midwestern State University and are intended to enhance students’ educational experience by being flexible and marketable for a broad range of majors. Signature Minors are transcript-recognized undergraduate minors that require at least 15 and 18 hours of coursework.
Requirements for Minors
At least half of the required coursework in the minor must be completed in residence at Midwestern State University.
A student may not earn a minor in the same field of study as the major. All minors must include a minimum of six hours of upper-level coursework. At least nine of the hours required for the minor must include coursework not used to satisfy upper-level mastery requirements of the student’s major. The balance of the courses required for the minor may fulfill other major degree requirements, such as lower-level major requirements, general education requirements, or required elective hours.
Transcript recognition of the minor is awarded at the time of undergraduate degree completion.
Each of the following minor programs is described in the catalog section for the college in which the minor is offered.