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Minors

A Minor that Complements Your Major

If you like options, you came to the right place. With over 60 minors available, you’re sure to find the perfect minor to accompany your major.

While minors aren’t mandatory to fulfill credit hour requirements, many students find that a minor area of specialization adds considerably to the overall college experience.

Don’t see a minor you like? Mercyhurst allows you to develop a minor program — with the help and approval of at least two full-time faculty members — by combining courses from several disciplines. This is especially helpful if you wish to supplement your major with a minor that prepares you for a specific career.

Minor                                                                            Department                                                Credits               
Accounting  Business 24
Anatomy Biology 27-28
Anthropology/Archaeology Anth/Arch 26
Arab Islamic Studies World Languages 21
Art Art 21
Art History Art 21
Art Therapy Art 21
Arts Administration Dance 21
Asian Studies World Languages 24
Biochemistry  Chemistry/Biochemistry 36
Biology Biology 20-24
Business Administration  Business 24
Catholic Studies Catholic Studies 18
Chemistry Chemistry/Biochemistry 29
Chinese World Languages 24
Communications Communication 18
Computer Systems Mathematics 15
Corrections Criminal Justice 24
Creative Writing Creative Writing 21
Digital Media Communication 28
Economics Business 21
English English 21
Exercise Science Sports Medicine 35
Fashion Merchandising Fashion Merchandising 17-18
Flim Studies English 18
French World Languages 24
Gender Studies interdisciplinary 21
Geology Geology 16-20 
Gerontology Sociology/Social Work 18
Graphic Design Art 21
History History 21
Hospitality Management Hospitality Management 25
International Relations and Diplomacy Political Science 21
Japanese World Languages 24
Juveniles Justics Criminal Justice 24
Law Enforcement Criminal Justice 24
Marketing Business 21
Mathematics Mathematics 27-30
Music Music  22-26
Philosophy Philosophy 18
Photography Art 21
Physics Physics 21-24
Planetary Science Geology 26-28
Political Science Political Science 21
Pre-Law (CJ) Criminal Justice 24
Pre-Law (Interdisciplinary) interdisciplinary 18
Pre-Physical Therapy Sports Medicine 38
Psychology Psychology 19
Psychology of Crime and Justice interdisciplinary 24
Public Health Public Health 21
Religious Studies Religious Studies 18
Russian Studies World Languages 24
Social Welfare Sociology/Social Work 18
Sociology Sociology 18
Spanish World Languages 24
Special Education Education 23
Sustainability Studies Sustainability 21
Theatre English 15
Web Development Mathematics 19
Writing  English 21