Undergraduate Minors

A minor is intended to support the major coursework and aid students in considering their program of study in an interdisciplinary manner. Although a minor is not required for most majors, students are encouraged to consider selecting a minor in consultation with their advisor and may select a maximum of two minors. Selecting an optional minor may require additional credit hours above the 120 hours required for all undergraduate degrees.

College of Arts and Science


ANTH 3300Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3340Biological Anthropology3
Upper-Level Anthropology Courses12
Total Semester Credit Hours18


BIOL 1407Biology for Science Majors II (Lecture + Lab)4
Choose from the following14
BIOL 3401Ecology4
or BIOL 3315 Advanced Physiology
or BIOL 3318 Animal Physiology
or BIOL 3420 Entomology
or BIOL 3445 Comparative Vertebrate Zoology
or BIOL 3452 Principles of Genetics
or BIOL 4301 Conservation Biology
or BIOL 4302 Restoration Ecology
or BIOL 4346 Animal Behavior
or BIOL 4470 Cell Biology
or BIOL 4471 Molecular Biology
or BIOL 4372 Virology
or BIOL 4373 Immunology
or BIOL 4475 Proteomics
or BIOL 4380 Evolution
Total Semester Credit Hours22

 At least 12 credit hours must be taken at Texas A&M University-Central Texas


Lower level biology major electives are acceptable and must be approved by the Department Chair or Lead Faculty member.  However, at least 6 credits must be taken at the junior/senior level.


 Students must achieve a minimum “C” grade in the courses applied toward the minor.


Elective substitutions must be approved by the Department Chair or Lead Faculty member


CHEM 2423Organic Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab)4
CHEM 2425Organic Chemistry II (Lecture + Lab)4
CHEM 3415Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 4430Biochemistry I4
CHEM 4431Biochemistry II4
CHEM 4415Instrumental Analysis4
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Criminal Justice

Upper-level Criminal Justice electives6
Any level Criminal Justice electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18


Upper-English electives6
Any level English electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Film Studies

ENGL 3335Film Studies3
Select Two of the following6
ENGL 4336Film History
or ENGL 4337 Film Auteurs
or ENGL 4338 Film Genres
or ENGL 4339 Film Theory & Criticism
Choose Three of the following9
CRIJ 3345Criminal Justice in Film
or F A 4330 Fine Arts Seminar
or HIST 3361 History and Film
or HIST 4388 History Problems
or POLI 3350 Politics and Propaganda in Film
or SOCI 4389 Special Topics in Sociology
or SOCI 4389 Special Topics in Sociology
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Fine Arts

Upper-Fine Arts elective12
Any level Fine Arts elective6
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Forensic Investigation

Choose Six of the following18
BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I
or BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I
CRIJ 2314Criminal Investigation
or CRIJ 3311 Techniques of Interviewing
or CRIJ 3315 Criminal Evidence
or CRIJ 3352 Physical Aspects of Forensic Science
or CRIJ 3353 Biological Aspects of Forensic Science
or CRIJ 4350 Advanced Investigation
or CRIJ 4351 Forensic Anthropology
Total Semester Credit Hours18


Upper-level History electives6
Any level History electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Homeland Security

CRIJ 3340Homeland Security3
MGMT 4360Emergency Management3
RELS 4320Religious Terrorism3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
or CIS 4342 Computer Security Principles and Practices
or CIS 4346 Applied Security
or CIS 4348 Security Trends and Malware Analysis
CRIJ 3310Criminal Justice Supervision and Management3
POLI 3320Terrorism and Political Violence3
or POLI 4320 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Language and Linguistics

At least 12 hours from the following courses12
Introduction to Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
History of the English Language
Up to 6 hours from the following courses6
History of Rhetoric
Rhetorical Criticism
Visual Rhetoric
Multicultural Rhetorics
Total Semester Credit Hours18


Upper-level Mathematics electives6
Any level Mathematics electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Military Science

Upper-level Military Science electives6
Any level Military Science electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Political Science

Upper-level Political Science electives6
Any level Political Science electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Religious Studies

Upper-Level Religious Studies courses and/or any of the following18
Church and State
English Problems (Film and Religion)
Sociology of Religion
Religion and Politics
Total Semester Credit Hours18


Upper-level Sociology electives6
Any level Sociology electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Social Work

Upper-level Social Work electives6
Any level Social Work electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

College of Business Administration


Upper-level Accounting electives6
Any level Accounting electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Aviation Science

Upper-level Aviation Science electives6
Any level Aviation Science electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Business Administration

ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting3
or ACCT 3300 Accounting Concepts
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
or BUSI 3332 Legal Environment of Business
or BUSI 2301 Business Law
or ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
or ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
Total Semester Credit Hours18

 Requires an additional prerequisite of ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting

Computer Science

COSC 3443Computer Architecture4
COSC 3380Operating Systems3
COSC 3351Data Structures3
COSC 4340Analysis of Algorithms3
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
CIS 3340Advanced C++ Programming3
or CIS 3341 Advanced Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3342 Advanced Java Programming
or CIS 3343 C# Programming for Windows and the Web
Total Semester Credit Hours19

Computer Information Systems

CIS 3303Programming Logic and Design3
CIS 3330C++ Programming3
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
Total Semester Credit Hours18


Upper-level Finance electives6
Any level Finance electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Human Resource Management

BUSI 4334Employment Law3
MGMT 3302Personnel and Human Resource Management3
MGMT 4303Wage and Salary Administration3
MGMT 4304Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources3
MGMT 4305Human Resource Development3
MGMT 4306Employer and Labor Relations3
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Some courses in this minor will have prerequisites of MGMT 3301 Principles of Management and BUSI 3301 Business Communications and Research.


Upper-level Management electives6
Any level Management electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18


Upper-level Marketing electives6
Any level Marketing electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

College of Education


Upper-level Psychology electives6
Any level Psychology elective12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

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