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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Interdisciplinary Minors

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An interdisciplinary minor in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences must consist of 18 credits from a combination of three-or-more credit courses or six courses totaling 18 credits (at the discretion of the minor program) and must include either a required introductory course or a concluding seminar or project. Some programs require both. The minor should aim for a coherent shape appropriate to the subject matter and offer courses that give students a definite sense of movement, from a beginning to a middle and an end, from introductory to advanced levels, or from general to specialized treatments.

Students must select at least three of the courses for nine credits from a combination of three-or-more credit courses or three courses totaling nine credits (at the discretion of the minor program) from three different MCA&S departments.

In order to earn an interdisciplinary minor, students must have at least 15 credits in the minor program that are not used to fulfill requirements for another major or minor or a Core requirement.

Students carrying a double major are advised not to minor.

Each minor will be administered by a coordinating committee, consisting of a director appointed by the Dean and at least two additional members who represent departments included in the minor.

Minors are open to all undergraduate students and courses prescribed by the requirements of the minor must be accessible to the students.

For specific program requirements see the individual program descriptions below. For further information please email Susan Leonard.

The following is a list of interdisciplinary minors offered by the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.


Director(s) Email

African and African Diaspora Studies Martin Summers
American Studies Carlo Rotella
Ancient Civilization Mark Thatcher
Asian American Studies Min Song
Asian Studies Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang
Catholic Studies Maryann Hinsdale, IHM
Fr. Charles Gallagher
East European Studies Cynthia Simmons
Environmental Studies Noah Snyder
Faith, Peace and Justice Matthew Mullane
German Studies Rachel Freudenburg
International Studies Robert Murphy
Patricia McLaughlin
Irish Studies Oliver Rafferty, S.J.
Islamic Civilization and Societies Ali Banuazizi
Kathleen Bailey
Jewish Studies Donald Fishman
John Michalczyk
Latin American Studies Ernesto Livon-Grosman
Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good Mary J. Cronin
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M.
Medical Humanities, Health, and Culture
Amy Boesky
Psychoanalytic Studies Vanessa Rumble
Scientific Computation Kit Baum
Jan Engelbrecht
Women’s Studies Sharlene Hesse-Biber