Departmental Minor

A departmental minor consists of six or seven courses. These must include one introductory level course and at least one upper-level course or seminar. Students choose courses for the minor in consultation with the director of the department’s minor program. No more than two Core courses may be used toward a minor. Core courses not counting toward a departmental major will not count toward a departmental minor. Students may not major and minor in the same department unless that department offers more than one major.

At a Glance

How many courses?

A Morrissey College Interdisciplinary minors consist of 18 credits 

Types of Courses

Must include either a required introductory course or a concluding seminar or project. Some programs require both.

Who is eligible?

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

Students in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences completing minors in the Lynch School of Education must fulfill all major, Core, and elective Arts and Sciences requirements, and have credit in at least 32 Morrissey College courses. Students are eligible to enroll in three LSOE minors.

It is advisable, regardless of the student’s major area of study, to carefully select Core courses in the freshman year.

Foundation in Education Minor

All students, except Lynch School students, are eligible to declare this 18 credit minor. The minor consists of six courses (18 credits). This minor does not lead to certification.

Foundation in Education Requirements

Inclusive Education Minor

The minor is designed to (a) introduce students to the world of disabilities and special education, with an emphasis on special education practice, and (b) enhance the ability of future professionals to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students in America’s schools. The minor is compatible with efforts of MCAS and Lynch School’s joint Teachers for a New Era initiative as well as CSON and CSOM’s special interest. The six-course minor (18 credits and a 0 credit filed observation) is consistent with the number of courses/credits required in MCAS and CSOM. It includes two courses that may satisfy the University core for social science and cultural diversity. All student should confirm this with their individual advisor. Classes in this minor address the nature and implications of disabilities as well as effective practices in special education.

Inclusive Education Requirements

Secondary Education Minor

The Lynch School's Secondary Education Minor enables students to combine a liberal arts education and scholarship in a major discipline with professional study and practice. The program is founded on the belief that high school teaching is an important profession, requiring a lifelong commitment to service and professional growth. The program prepares teachers to develop students as knowledgeable, skilled, and caring individuals. This minor prepares teachers who are perceptive and sensitive people, able to communicate well, and are dedicated to the art and science of teaching.

Students from MCAS who follow a major in Biology (B.S. or B.A.), Chemistry, Geology (Earth Science), Physics, English, History, Mathematics, French, Hispanic Studies, Latin, or Classical Humanities are eligible.

Secondary Education Requirements

Applied Psychology and Human Development Minor

The Applied Psychology and Human Development minor consists of 18 credits in the Lynch School. Two courses (6 credits) are required and the remaining four courses (12 credits) are electives to be selected from applied psychology courses.

Applied Psychology and Human Development Requirements

Leadership in Higher Education and Community Settings Minor

This interdisciplinary minor is to students in the Lynch School, MCAS, CSON, and CSOM. This minor serves students who are interested in institutions of higher education, in local and international non-government organizations (NGOs) and/or in community-based programs. The minor consists of courses which are in the Lynch School and in the Carroll School of Management.

Leadership in Higher Education and Community Settings Requirements

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