Mercyhurst University

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.

Full minor course requirements can be found by clicking the minor name or in the course catalog.

Minor                                                                            Department                                                Credits               
Accounting Business 24
Anthropology/Archaeology Anthropology/Archaeology 26
Arabic and Islamic Studies World Languages and Cultures 21
Art Art 21
Art History Art 21
Art Therapy Art 21
Arts Administration Dance 21
Asian Studies World Languages and Cultures 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 and Cultures 24
Communication Communication 18
Corrections Criminal Justice 24
Creative Writing Creative Writing 21
Criminology Criminology and Criminal Justice 21
Economics Business 21
English English 21
Environmental Science Environmental Science 20-24
Exercise Science Sports Medicine 35
Fashion Merchandising Fashion Merchandising 17-18
Film Studies English 18
French World Languages and Cultures 24
Gender Studies Interdisciplinary 21
Geology Geology 16-20 
Gerontology Applied Sociology/Social Work 18
Graphic Design Art 21
History History 21
Hospitality Management Hospitality Management 25
Human Resource Management Business 21
International Relations and Diplomacy Political Science 21
Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice 24
Law Enforcement Criminal Justice 24
Marketing Business 21
Mathematics Mathematics 27-30
Music Music 22
Philosophy Philosophy 18
Photography Art 21
Physics Physics 21-24
Political Science Political Science 21
Pre-Law (CJ) Criminal Justice 24
Pre-Law (Interdisciplinary) Interdisciplinary 18
Professional Writing: Text, Image, and Design English 21
Psychology Psychology 19
Psychology of Crime and Justice Interdisciplinary 24
Public Health Public Health 21
Public History History 15
Religion and Society Religious Studies 21
Religious Studies Religious Studies 18
Russian Studies World Languages and Cultures 24
Social Media and Web Communication 15
Social Justice Applied Sociology/Social Work 18
Sociology Applied Sociology/Social Work 18
Spanish World Languages and Cultures 24
Special Education (PreK-8) Education 23
Sport Studies Interdisciplinary 21
Sustainability Studies Interdisciplinary 21
Teaching English-Language Learners World Languages and Cultures 21
Theatre Interdisciplinary 15