Liberal Arts


A minor is an exciting way to enrich your educational experience and complement coursework in your major. Students who declare a minor will be afforded opportunities for increasingly more challenging and sophisticated work in the chosen disciplinary or interdisciplinary field.

You will receive formal recognition for study in the minor on your transcript. Each Liberal Arts minor consists of four to five courses (16-20 credits) and requires completion of core and elective courses from a list of specified options.

If you are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary minor, consult with your advisor and the Dean of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Students may choose from the following Liberal Arts Minors:

I'm happy to say that I'm currently an intern for the Council on Environmental Quality 's Office of Land and Water Ecosystems. However, without courses like Science and Politics of Water and The Dammed Shawsheen, I would not be here today. My work at CEQ has reinforced as well as continued the concepts that I learned in both classes. For instance, lessons in Science and Politics of Water concerning U.S. water systems and privatization has helped me with my work on green infrastructure. I find myself correlating concepts from Shawsheen to my research on ecosystems such as the Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes daily. Most of all, both classes created a foundation for understanding U.S. environmental policy, which I am able to see in action everyday.

Margaret Poydock

Environmental Studies minor

Margaret Poydock