• Undergraduate Minor Programs

  • Academic Minor Programs

    In addition to our many academic major programs and special programs, students can minor in any of the major programs, plus a handful of special minors.

    General Guidelines for Minors

    A minor in a second academic area is available to students who are earning an undergraduate degree in a primary area. A minor requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours with a 2.00 quality point average. To qualify for an academic minor, transfer students must earn at least 6 graded semester credit hours in upper-level classes at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The course requirements for academic minors are listed in the catalogue with the specific academic degree programs.

    Special Minor Programs

    The following programs are available as minors, but not as majors.

    In addition to general undergraduate biology degree programs offered at the University, students may opt to add a minor in exercise science.  Among many focuses in this minor, students will learn about the human body and how it responds to exercise and injury.

    To supplement your studies in the Communication Arts Bachelor's Degree Program, you may choose to enhance your study with a minor in film studies.  This minor improves students' abilities to both interpret and analyze critical elements within films.

    In addition to Franciscan University's Priestly Discernment Program and Theology Bachelor's Degree Program, the University also offers a minor in Franciscan Studies.  A wonderful complement to the aforementioned programs, the Franciscan Studies minor enhances students' understanding of the work of St. Francis of Assisi and the overall Franciscan religious movement.

    • Greek - Classics Department

    An education centered within the Classics Bachelor's Degree Program provides students with a strong understanding of both Greek and Latin languages and literature.  For a tighter focus on Greek culture, you may consider adding a Greek minor, which provides a more in-depth study of ancient Greek barbarism.

    For those students who enjoy learning from a large variety of study areas and are intrigued by world social problems, the Humanities Department provides a Human Life Studies minor. This minor covers topics affecting numerous areas of our lives, including: marriage and family life, economic justice, social justice and more.

    The Classics program provides students with knowledge of both Greek and Latin languages and literature.  For those students whose interests lean more strongly towards Latin literature and culture, a Classical Latin minor, which provides a more in-depth study of Latin, may be ideal. 

    The Classics program presents a well-rounded look at Greek and Latin languages and literature.  For students interested more in Medieval Latin and/or liturgy, an Ecclesiastical Latin minor, which provides a more in-depth study of Latin and Christian humanism, may be ideal.  

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