Minor Programs | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Academic Minor Programs

    Students can minor in any of the major programs by following the guidelines for that program, plus Franciscan University is pleased to offer a handful of special minors.

    Specific course requirements for the academic minors are listed in the catalog with information about the given academic degree program.

    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.

    Transfer Students

    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.

    Special Minor Programs

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

    Exercise Science

    Biology Department

    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.

    Film Studies

    Communication Arts Department

    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.

    Franciscan Studies

    Theology Department

    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.

    Human Life Studies

    Humanities Department

    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.

    Latin, Classical

    Classics Department

    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. 

    Latin, Ecclesiastical

    Classics Department

    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.

    Legal Studies

    Political Science Department

    The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic minor that gives students an introduction to the law and legal research. It can help prepare those bound for law school by introducing them to the different fields of law and the basics of doing legal research and writing.

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