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Minors and Double Majors

Minors

The following guidelines for minors have been approved by the College of Professional Studies (St. Vincent’s College) Faculty Council:

  1. Minors are available only to students enrolled in baccalaureate programs.
  2. Students may choose from any of the undergraduate units of the University any available minor program which is clearly differentiated from their major area of concentration.
  3. Students may elect a minor after the completion of one semester of college, or 12-15 credits.
  4. Students must have the written permission of the Dean.
  5. Only one three-credit course may be used for both a major and minor provided that the minor sequence has at least eighteen credits. For minors with fewer than eighteen credits, no overlap is possible.
  6. The Pass/ Fail option is not available in the fulfillment of minor requirements.
  7. The successful completion of a minor (with a minimum index of 2.00) will be noted on the student’s transcript.
MinorCR HRSRequriements
(ADV) ADVERTISING 18MKT 1001, ADV 2100,  ADV 3400, ADV 3500, ADV 4402 plus 3 credits from: ADV 2301, ADV 3200, ADV 3401
*(BUS) BUSINESS18ACC 1007, 1008; BLW 1001 or 1005; MGT 1001, 1003 (ACC 1007 and ECO 1001, 1002 are pre-requisites); MKT 1001
(BUSL)  BUSINESS LAW15BLW 1001, 1005 and 9 credits in electives from BLW 1015, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050 or 6 credits from above and 3 credits from:   CRJ 3112, COM 2404, JOU 1402, HLS 1002, HMT 1007, HSA 1011, HSA 1038, NET 1051, SPM 1010. NO OVERLAP BETWEEN MAJOR AND MINOR
(CAS) COMMUNICATION ARTS18COM 1001 plus 15 credits chosen from the offerings in    advertising, communication arts, journalism, public relations, and  television and film
*(CUS) COMPUTER SCIENCE18CUS 1115, 1116, 1126, 1156 and 6 additional credits from CUS 1162, 1163, 1165, 1166. (Students must also complete 6 credits in mathematics - usually required as part of the respective degree program.)
(COR) CORRECTIONAL COUNSELING1818 credits chosen from CRJ 2000, 2001, 2004, 3105, 3120, 3121, 5003, 5201; PSY 1003, 1005, 1007, 1008.
(CRT) COURT ADMINISTRATION 18CRJ 2003 plus 15 credits chosen from CRJ 2000, 3112, 3114, 3116, 3120, 5002, 5200; CUS 1101; LES 1004; MGT 1001.
(CRM) CRIMINALISTICS18CRJ 2000, 3103, 5066, 5203, and 6 credits chosen from CRJ 3101, 3106, 4102.
(CRJ) CRIMINAL JUSTICE 18CRJ 2000 and 2001 and 12 credits selected from CRJ 2002, 2004, 3003, 3100, 3101, 3102, 3105, 3106, 3107, 3113, 3114, 3116.
(CSS) CYBER SECURITY SYSTEMS18CUS 1115, 1116, NET 1011, CSS 1005, 1011, DFR 1001
(DAFT ) DRAMTIC ARTS, FILM AND TELEVISION
*An audition is required before students may declare this minor*
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18DRM 1200, 1505, 2200, 3200, 3300, 4200
(DFR) DIGITAL FORENSICS18CSS 1001, DFR 1001, 1011 and 9 additional credits in DFR or CSS 1008.
(DMD) DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN15DMD 1001, 2100, 3100, PHO 2100 and 3 credits from each list:
  • DMD 3100 or DMD 4100
  • ADV 3200 or COM 3282 or COM 3283
NO OVERLAP BETWEEN MAJOR/MINOR
 
( ENT  ) ENTREPRENEURSHIP18MGT 1026, (ECO 1001 or ECO 1002), (MGT 1065 or ECO 1011), (MGT 1075 or ECO 1016) and 6 credits chosen from BLW 1015, BLW 1030, COM 2403, CUS 1172, CRJ 3117, CSS 1005, HCI 1001, HSA 1005, HLS 1005, HMT 1010, LES 1008, PUBR 3400, SPM 1010 or other appropriate major area course approved by an advisor. 
(EVT) EVENT MANAGEMENT18 HMT 1000 or 1005; HMT 1030 or MGT 1001; HMT 1061 and 9 credits chosen from:  HMT 1000, 1003, 1005, 1025, 1030, 1050, 1065, 1070, 1071, 1073. (Any HMT course can be taken once student has completed MGT 1001.) 
(FAS) FASHION STUDIES1515 credits including  FAS 1006 (MKT 1006)
FAS 1015, (MKT 1015), FAS 1055 (BLW 1055), FAS 1056,  FAS 1065 (ECO 1065), FAS 1070, (MGT 1070), FAS 1075 (MGT 1075), FAS 1076, FAS 1078, FAS 1079, FAS 1080 [ MGT 1000 or MGT 1001] NO OVERLAP BETWEEN MAJOR OR MINOR
 
(FST) FILM STUDIES 18TVF 1200 & 1400 plus 12 credits from the following (at least 9 credits must be taken from CPS courses):
TVF 1504,1505,1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 2201, 2302, 2303, 3220, 3303, 3404, 3405, 4205 COM 2500, ENG 1058, ART 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, MUS 1240
 
(FAI) FIRE AND ARSON INVESTIGATION (appr’d 10/09)18  CRJ 2000, 3101, 3103, 3109, 3110, 3111 
(FSM) FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT18HMT 1003, 1020, 1030 or MGT 1001 and 9 credits from HMT 1000, 1004, 1022 1025, 1030 1035, 1040 
(FOR) FORENSICS18Choose 6 credits from CRJ 200, 2001, 2002 and 12 credits from 2007, 3102, 3103, 3109, 3110, 3116, 3117, 3118, 4102, 5006, 5203, CSS 1001 
(CRJ7) FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY18Choose 6 credits from CRJ 2000, 2001, 2002 and 12 credits from 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3108. 3116, 3117, 4102, 5000, 5102, CSS 1001 
(HCI) HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS24For Computer Science, Computer Security Systems, and Networking and Telecommunications majors: 18 credit hours including HSA 1100, 1101, HCI 1001, 1002, 1011, 1021. 
For Health and Human Services (Healthcare
concentration only) majors: 18 credit hours including CUS 1115, 1116, HCI 1001, 1002, 1011, 1021.
 
For All Other Majors: 24 credit hours including CUS 1115, 1116, HSA 1100,1101, HCI 1001, 1002, 1011, 1021 
(HSA) HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION18HSA 1002, 1005, 1100 plus 9 credits chosen from the following:  HSA 1003,  1011, 1012, 1020, 1101. 
(HCS) HOMELAND AND CORPORATE SECURITY18HCS 1001, 1003, 1004, 1007 plus 6 credits  chosen from HSC 1002, 1006, 1009, 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1017, CRJ 3101, 3107, 3108, 311,2 3116, CSS 1001, CUS 1106 
(HMT) HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT1515 credits including HMT 1000, 1003, 1005, 1061 and 3 credits from any HMT elective except 10009, 1094, 1095.  NO OVERLAP BETWEEN MAJOR AND MINOR. 
(HSC) HUMAN SERVICE ADMINISTRTATION18HSC 1020, 1060, 1071, 1074, (1072 or 1100), (1073 or 1102) 
(IT) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(Formerly Microcomputer Systems)
18CUS  1103, 1104, 1115, 1116, NET 1001, plus 3 credits chosen from: CUS  1126, 1147, 1165, 1172.
(ICM) INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNICATIONS
24Non-Study Abroad Option:  COM 1001, COM 3101, COM 3102,
6 credits in foreign language and 3 credits from each list:
LIST I:   GOV: 2650, 2660, 2690, 3630, 3710/ASC 2710,
GOV 3720/ASC 2710, 3820
LIST II:   ASC 1230 or ASC 1250

LIST III:  GEO 1001, ENG 1069, TVF 1508
Study Abroad Option:  COM 1001, COM 3101, GOV 1610, 3 credits chosen from COM 3102*, 7001, 7002, 6 credits in a foreign language, 6 credits taken with the Study Abroad Program.  An Internship abroad is available to those with excellent foreign language skills.
*Students opting to do a semester in Rome are advised to complete COM 1001, COM 3102 and 6 credits in language before departure and COM 3101A and GOV 1610A as part of their Rome semester.
(ICJ) INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE 18 CRJ 2000, 3108, 4106, 5005; plus 6 credits chosen from: CRJ 2001, 3106, 3107, 5202, CHN 1010, JPN 1010, KOR 1010 or selected Modern Foreign Language with Director’s approval.
(INS) INTERNATIONAL STUDIES *Students completing this minor using global studies courses should contact the CPS Dean’s office for details.1818 credit hours to be satisfied through completion of any combination of the following:
  • Courses offered by St. John’s that are based outside the U.S. such as Global Study courses.
  • Courses that have an international and/or comparative focus as their primary area of study.  (HIS 1000C and ENG 1100C CANNOT be used for the minor)
  • A maximum of two courses at St. John’s in a foreign language.
(JOU) JOURNALISM 18JOU 1000 (or COM 1001), JOU 2300, (or COM2301), JOU 1402 or JOU 1500 plus 9 credits of JOU courses.
(LES)  LEGAL STUDIES18LES 1100, LES 1101, 1102, 1004, 1015 plus 3 credits selected from the “Legal Specialty Electives” identified on the Legal Studies Bachelor of Science page.  ABA-approved.  Legal assistants and paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
(LOD) LODGING MANAGEMENT18HMT 1000; 1001; 1030 or MGT 1001: and 9 credits from HMT 1002, 1045, 1055, 1065, 1072, 1074. (Any HMT course can be taken once student has completed MGT 1001)
(MTH) MATHEMATICS
 Designed for students in the CUS (non-option) major.
30A minor in Mathematics is a 30- credit minor that requires 12 credits to be chosen from Mathematics courses numbered MTH 1009 or above, (except MTH 1021) in addition to the core Mathematics requirement. MTH 1011 is required.
(MGR) MEDIA GRAPHICS 18COM 2290 (or FNA Electronic Media) plus 15 credits chosen from the following (at least 12 credits must be taken from College of Professional Studies courses): COM 3292, 3294, 3295, ART 1105, 1110, 1130, 1290, 2125
(MMF) MEDIA MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE18MGT 1003, plus 15 credits chosen from the following (at least 12 credits must be taken from College of Professional Studies courses): TVF 2402, 3404, COM 2402, 2403, 2404, 2405, 2600 ADV 3401, 3402, JOU 1401; ECO 3311, 4340. (Students must have completed appropriate pre-requisites for courses.)
(MES) MULTICULTURAL AND ETHNIC STUDIES18 Students may choose a program of courses to either support a broadly based minor in the comparative study of multiculturalism and ethnicity or in one particular area of multicultural and ethnic studies. Areas of possible specialization include Asian-American Studies, Eastern and Western European Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American, Caribbean Area Studies, Near Eastern Studies, and other specializations. The minor utilizes interdepartmental support to provide a great degree of flexibility and choice to interested students. Accordingly, interested students should arrange to meet with the Director or the Assistant Director of Multicultural and Ethnic Studies, College of Professional Studies. Completion of the minor requires 18 credit hours to be satisfied through a combination of the following:
  1. A minimum of 6 credits in the area of literature of multicultural and ethnic groups.
  2. A minimum of 6 credits in the area of history of multicultural and ethnic groups.
  3. A minimum of 6 credits in the areas of government and politics and sociology of multicultural and ethnic groups.
(NET) NETWORKING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS18CUS 1115, 1116, CSS 1005, NET 1011,1015 and 3 credits from NET 1021 or higher.
(PHOJ) PHOTOJOURNALISM18PHO 2100, 2200, 2201, 3200, 4200, 4600  
(PUBR) PUBLIC RELATIONS18PRL 2100, PRL 2301, PRL 3400, PRL 4600, ADV 2100 plus 3 credits from: COM 2209, 2290, or 2301.
(SPM) SPORT MANAGEMENT18SPM 1001 plus 15 credits selected from SPM 1003, 1004, 1006,  1010, 1014, 1018, 1022 and 1032.
(TST) TELEVISION STUDIES 18TVF 1200 & 2200 plus 12 credits selected from: TVF 1501, 1502, 2201, 2202, 2301, 2302, 2303, 2400, 3200, 3202, 3204, 3303, 4200, 4205, COM 2401, 2500
(TOUR) TOURISM MANAGEMENT  18HMT 1005; (HMT 1030 or MGT 1001); (HMT 1070 or 1071); and 9 credits from HMT 1000, 1003, 1005, 1025, 1030, 1050, 1065, 1070, 1071, 1073. (Any HMT course can be taken once student has completed MGT 1001.)
(WOM) WOMEN’S STUDIES 18SOC 1005, (SOC 1006), plus 12 credits from BIO 1015, CRJ 3003, ENG 1068, HIS 1035, MGT 1025, PSY 1022, PSY 1023, and THE 1052

Some of the minors may require completion of additional credits, beyond the minimum necessary for the degree. For additional information, please check the respective degree listing for total and elective total credit numbers and the credit totals above. Students must complete minor area courses with a minimum cumulative index of 2.00.

Minors are available through other units of the university. Information is available at your Dean’s office, or in the appropriate college office.

* Requirements for criminalistics and international criminal justice minors are being reviewed by the CRJ dept.

Double Majors

Students interested in completing a second major program of study must apply to the Academic Dean for permission to complete the second major. Please begin by speaking with an advisor in the College of Professional Studies Office.

Revised July 18, 2016