Minors


AEROSPACE STUDIES
Program Office: 212 Harpe-Johnson Hall, 644-3461
A minor in aerospace studies is offered and may be selected by the student with the approval of the major department and the Department of Aerospace Studies. Requirement for a minor is twelve semester hours in aerospace studies courses.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM
Program Office: 211 Bellamy, 644-4418
The minor requires the completion of 18 hours of courses approved for the major, including 9 hours of core courses, 3 hours of African or African-American History, and at least 6 hours of additional coursework approved for the major. Students must have 2.0 or higher GPA in minor coursework, with no grade below C-. Contact the program office for more information.

ANTHROPOLOGY
Program Office: College of Arts and Sciences, 010 Longmire, 644-1081
Twelve semester hours in anthropology, including either ANT 2410 or ANT 2511, are required. Courses in which a student receives a grade below C will not be counted toward the minor.

ARABIC STUDIES
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
This minor requires 18 hours, 15 of which must be from Arabic language courses.  The additional 3 hours may be selected from a list of approved interdepartmental courses related to the Middle East or North Africa. No course taken for the minor may be used for the language requirement. At least 9 of the 18 credits must be earned at FSU. Grades must be C- or higher. Directed Individuatl Study (DIS) hours may not be used for the minor.

ART HISTORY
Program Office: 1019 WJB, 644-1250
The minor requires five courses (15 hours) in Art History. Students pursuing a minor may enroll in upper-level (4000 level) courses only upon completing at least one of the two survey courses (ARH 3056 and ARH 3057). Grades below C will not apply toward the minor.

ASIAN STUDIES
Program Office: 211 Bellamy, 644-4418
Students minoring in Asian Studies must complete 18 hours of Asian Studies coursework beyond the Liberal Studies requirement (or courses used to satisfy general education requirements for an A.A. degree with a grade of C- or higher in each course). None of the broader comparative concepts and theories courses will count towards the 18-hour minimum. Students may select freely from all area-specific courses. A maximum of six semester hours of directed individual studies or internship credits may apply to the minor. Contact the department for additional information, http://www.coss.fsu.edu/asian.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Program Office: 1067 King Life Sciences, 644-3099
The minor requires a minimum of 12 hours in courses approved for major credit, including BSC 2010/2010L (3/1) Biological Science I and lab, BSC 2011/2011L (3/1) Biological Science II and lab, and at least one additional courses approved for the major. At least 4 hours of this coursework must be earned at FSU. Grades below C- will not be accepted for minor credit.

BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS
Program Office: 306-307 Keen, 644-3245
The biomedical physics minor requires at least 14 credits. Required courses include PHY 2053C and PHY 2054C (or PHY 2048C and PHY 2049C) and both PHZ 4702 and PHZ 4703 (Biomedical Physics I and II). Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher to apply toward the minor.

BRITISH STUDIES LONDON CENTER MINOR
Program Office: International Programs, A5500 University Center, 644-3272
This interdisciplinary minor requires the completion of 15 hours in courses approved by the British Studies London Center Coordinating Committee. At least 9 hours must be taken in residence at the London Study Center and a maximum of 9 hours may be from any one discipline.  Grades below C- will not apply; a minor GPA of 2.0 is required. Students who intend to minor in British Studies should declare this intention with International Programs at the end of their semester in London.

BUSINESS
Program Office: 328 Rovetta Business Bldg, 644-3892
The College of Business offers a minor in General Business on a space available basis only. The minor consists of 18 hours, unless a greater number is required by the major program. For the minor, the student must complete one year of Economics (ECO 2013 and ECO 2023). Additionally, the student must complete 12 hours of business courses selected from the following: ACG 2021, ACG 2071, BUL 3310, FIN3140, FIN 3244, FIN 3403, MAN 3025, MAR 3023, REE 3043 or RMI 3011. At least two of the four business courses must be taken at FSU. Grades below C- will not apply toward the minor. Upon completion of the required courses, students may apply for certification of completion of the minor in person in the College of Business Undergraduate Office, Room 328 Rovetta Business Building.

BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Program Office: 328 Rovetta Business Bldg, 644-3892
The College of Business offers a minor in Business Analytics. The minor consists of four courses: ISM4113, ISM4212, ISM4117, and IDC3931. Note: one program specific course can be substituted for the ISM4113 course to create a programmatic focused minor(e.g Marketing Analytics).

CHEMISTRY
Program Office: 310 DLC, 644-6004
The requirements for a minor in Chemistry include the two-semester sequence in general chemistry (CHM 1045/1045L, 1046/1046L or CHM 1050/1050L, 1051/1051L) plus one of the following course sequences: CHM 2210 and 2211; CHM 3120 and 3120L; or CHM 4410 and 4411. A minimum of 12 hours is required. Grades below C- will not be accepted for minor credit.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Program Office: 225 Sandels, 644-3217
The minor requires the following four courses (12 hours) with a grade of C- or better:   CHD 2220, CHD 3243, FAD 2230, FAD 3433. At least 9 hours of minor coursework must be completed at FSU. Students must declare the minor in 225 Sandels.

CHINESE
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor consists of 12 hours in Chinese above the 1999 level. Credit used in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used to satisfying the minor.

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES, LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION
Program Office: 205A Dodd Hall, 644-4259
The minor requires a minimum of 12 hours in Classical Civilization, Greek or Latin. The minor in classical civilization requires no knowledge of Greek or Latin and may consist of any four courses listed under departmental offerings in classical civilization and literature; however, with the approval of the department, appropriate courses in Greek and Latin may be included in this program. In Greek or Latin the sequence may begin at the 1000 level (provided this does not duplicate the foreign language requirements for the baccalaureate degree) or at any appropriate higher level.The minor in Classical Civilization requires no knowledge of Greek or Latin, however, with approval they

COMMUNICATION
Program Office: UCC 4115, 644-5034
The School of Communication offers a minor in communication on a space-available basis only. The minor consists of twelve (12) hours selected from the following courses:  ADV 3008, ADV 3352, ADV 3410, COM 3332, COM 3420, COM 3483, COM 3930, MMC 2000, PUR 3000, RTV 3001, or SPC 3210. Only coursework with a grade of C- or above in four of these courses will count toward the minor. Credit earned in meeting the Oral Communication Competency Requirement may not be used to satisfy the minor. At least six (6) hours of the communication minor must be taken within the FSU School of Communication. Courses taken to meet the minor are not applicable to any other requirement. Please view the School website, http://www.comm.cci.fsu.edu/, for additional details concerning the minor.

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE
Program Office: 400 Dirac; 644-1010
A minor in computational science requires a minimum of 14 hours of coursework, including ISC3222 (3) and ISC4304 (4). The student must take at least one Computational Science Algorithms course (ISC42220 or ISC4221 (4)) as well as a Computational Science course from approved list. Students must also satisfy stated prerequisites before enrolling in each course accepted for minor credit. Grades below C- will not be accepted for minor credit. http://www.sc.fsu.edu/undergraduate/minor.

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Program Office: 203 Love, 644-8700
Students pursuing a minor in Computer Science may choose one of two sets of computer science courses preapproved by the department: the General Track (12 hours) or the Science Track (13 hours). Courses outside of the preapproved tracks must be approved in advance (in writing) by the department. Students must also satisfy stated prerequisites before enrolling in any computer science course. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each courses counted toward the minor. For more information on the minor, including preapproved courses, see http://www.cs.fsu.edu/current/undergrad/minor.php.

CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Program Office: The Hecht House, 634 W. Call St., 644-4050
A minor requires four courses (12 hours) including CCJ 2020. CCJ 2020 may be completed at community college; the remaining 9 hours must be taken at FSU.  Student s may not use special topics, seminar, or directed individual study courses for the minor.  Grades of C- or higher are required.

ECONOMICS
Program Office: 254 Bellamy, 644-3835
The minor requires 15 hours in Economics, including both ECO 2013 and 2023 with grades of C or higher. In addition, 9 hours in Economics electives must be completed, with at least one course selected from the following: ECO 3101, 3203, 3431, or 4421. A 2.0 overall average in Economics coursework is required and no course with a grade below C- may apply toward the minor. ECO 2000 will not count toward the minor and no more than 6 hours of transfer credit may be applied.

EDUCATION
Program Office: 2301 Stone Building, 850-644-3760
The College of Education offers a FDOE-approved Professional Training Option (PTO) that is designed to ASSIST candidates in meeting professional preparation coursework requirements for a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate. PLEASE NOTE- these courses meet only ONE component of the requirements for a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate.  Completion of coursework does not ensure that an individual will be eligible for a professional certificate. The COE faculty has approved the PTO to be used as a minor for those undergraduate students seeking to fulfill their minor requirement for their respective major. The courses required are: RED 4335 (Literacy Across the Content Areas), TSL 4324 (English to Speakers of Other Languages), EDF 4430 (Classroom Assessment), EDF 4210 (Educational Psychology), EDG 4321 (Foundations in Teaching). Please note that each of the courses required for completion of the PTO are limited in the number of seats and sections that may be offered each semester to non-COE majors. Courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher to apply toward the minor. No other course(s) may substitute for the courses given above. Upon completion of the PTO, students must notify the Office of Academic Services and Intern Support to request that the candidate’s FSU transcripts will be stamped with the statement, “Completion of DOE-approved Professional Training Option.”  For more information, please contact the office listed above or visit www.coe.fsu.edu/oasis/pto-minor.

ENGLISH
Program Office: 405 Williams, 644-4230 (main office)
The minor requires at least 12 hours beyond the Liberal Studies requirement in English courses (prefix AML, ENL, LIT, ENC, CRW, ENG) at the 2000 level and above. Students must have at least a C- average in each course towards the minor. Beginning Fall 2012 at least 6 hours of English coursework must be completed at FSU.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR BUSINESS MAJORS AND NON-BUSINESS MAJORS
Program Office: Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Information Systems, 325 Rovetta Business Building, 644-7856
Students interested in starting their own business may be interested in completing this minor in Entrepreneurship. This is a 12 credit-hour programm designed to provide exposure to entrepreneurship to a broad group of students. Specifically, it affords the opportunity for students in all majors to learn how to start and build a successful business. Students completing the program will become knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new ventures, sources of funding, and business planning. Courses include ENT 3003, ENT 3413, ENT 4114 and one course selected from a list of approved ENT electives. There is no approval process; to start, simply register for ENT 3003. For more information, see http://www.cob.fsu.edu/Academic-Programs/Undergraduate-Programs/Minors.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Program Office:  2525 Pottsdammer St., Suite A129; 410-6140
A minor in environmental engineering science requires a minimum of 12 hours of coursework, including EES 3040 and ENV 4001.  The student must complete 6 additional hours in courses with prefixes EES or ENV at the 3000 level or above, with no more than one (1) of the following courses counting toward the minor: ENV4341 or ENV 4611.  Students must consult with the department and obtain written approval before taking courses toward the minor.  Students must also satisfy stated prerequisites before enrolling in each course accepted for minor credit.  If an environmental engineering science minor is combined with a civil engineering major, EES 3040 and one other course, up to 6 hours total, may count toward the major and the minor.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Contact: Timothy McGann, 405 Love, 644-8580
A minimum of fifteen semester hours of Environmental Science courses approved for major credit as follows: two of the following; MET 1010 (or MET 2700), GLY 2010C or OCE 4008, AND any three courses from the Geoscience Elective list, see http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/environmental_science_BS.html.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY
Contact: Vinette Burns, 404 Love, 644-8582
A minimum of fifteen semester hours which must include two of the following; MET 1010 (or MET 2700), GLY 2010C or OCE 4008, AND any two courses from the Environmental Science and Policy electives AND one class from the Required Policy Courses list, see the Envirnmental Science & Policy Program Guide online at http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/environmental_science_BA.html.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Program Office: 323 Bellamy, 644-1706
A minor in Environmental Studies consists of 15 hours, including GEO 1330 (3) Environmental Science and GEO 2200C (3) Physical Geography, and one course each from Groups II Natural Science Electives, III Social Science Electives, and IV Methods Electives (total 9 credit hours). All courses must be completed with grades of "C–" or better.  If an environmental studies minor is combined with a geography major, GEO 2200C and one other course (up to six credits total) may be applied to both the major and the minor. For more information and approved courses, see www.coss.fsu.edu/geography/Students/environmental_study.html.

FILM STUDIES
Program Office: A3100 University Center, 644-4927
This interdisciplinary minor requires the completion of 15 hours in courses approved for Film Studies. All students are required to complete either FIL 2001 Introduction to Film or FIL 2030 History of Motion Picture and 12 additional hours selected from the list of approved courses. For a current list of approved courses contact the department or visit the website at http://film.fsu.edu/Undergraduate-Programs/Minor-in-Film-Studies .

FREE ENTERPRISE AND ETHICS
Program Office: Dept. of Finance, 311 Rovetta Business Building A, 644-3892
This minor is open only to majors in the COB who have a 3.2 GPA or higher. Students must apply for the minor in person in 311RBA. The minor is 12 credits and includes satisfactory completion (C- or higher) of BUL 3310 and GEB 4455. In addition, two courses must be satisfactorily completed outside of the COB from a list of approved courses. For more information on the minor and to view the list of approved courses, visit http://www.cob.fsu.edu/Academic-Programs/Departments/Finance/Academic-Programs/Minor-in-Free-Enterprise-and-Ethics/More-Information.

FRENCH
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
Twelve (12) semester hours in French courses numbered above 1999 are required for the minor. However, if FRE 2211 is used to meet the foreign language requirement, it may not be counted toward the minor. A minimum grade of C- must be earned for all courses taken for the minor.

GEOGRAPHY
Program Office: 323 Bellamy, 644-1706
The Geography minor consists of 15 semester hours of course work in the department, including:   GEA 1000 World Geography; GEO 1400 Human Geography; GEO2200c Physical Geography or GEO1330 Environmental Science; GIS3015 Map Analysis or GEO4162c Spatial Data Analysis; and one additional GEO/GEA/GIS course at the 3000 or 4000 level.  All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A total of 6 hours may overlap between the environmental studies major and the geography minor.

GEOLOGY
Program Office: Dr. William Parker, 207 Carraway, 644-1568
The minor requires a minimum of 12 hours in geology, including GLY 2010C and GLY 2100/2100L. At least 4 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher.

GERMAN
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor consists of 12 hours in German above the 1999 level. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement or for any other major, may not be used in satisfying the minor.

HEBREW
Program Offices: 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606 or 314 Dodd Hall, 644-1020
A Hebrew minor will consist of 18 hours, at least 15 of which must be Biblical and Modern Hebrew language courses. The other 3 hours may be in any other Semitic language (Arabic, Aramaic and Syriac are currently offered at FSU). Note that courses counting toward any University language requirement cannot be counted toward the minor. For more information, contact David Levenson at dlevenson@fsu.edu.

HISPANIC MARKETING COMMUNICATION
Program Office:  UCC 4129; 644-8766 The Hispanic Marketing Communication minor gives students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Hispanic market. The minor consists of 12 semester hours to include ADV 3410 Hispanic Marketing Communications and three credits in each of three core areas: modern literature or practical language application, business and marketing strategies/behavioral theory, and Hispanic history and cultural studies. A formal application is required. For more information and to see the complete requirements, please visit http://hmc.comm.fsu.edu/Courses-Programs/Programs/HMC-Undergraduate-Minor or contact Dr. Felipe Korzenny at 644-8766..

HISTORY
Program Office: 421A Bellamy, 644-4494
A minor in History consists of 12 hours beyond the Liberal Studies requirement in history courses numbered above the 2999 level. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each course counted toward the minor. At least 6 of these hours must be earned at FSU.  Directed individual studies, tutorials, and test credit may not be counted toward the minor.

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Program Office:  001 Diffenbaugh; 644-7248
This interdisciplinary minor is 12 hours and must include one Philosophy of Science and one History of Science course.  Coursework used for this minor may not also be used to satisfy Liberal Studies or a major.  A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each course.  For more information, see http://hps.fsu.edu/Students/Undergraduate-Minor.

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Program Office: 2202 University Center B; 644-4787
The Hospitality Management minor consists of 12 hours, including both HFT 1000 (3) Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism and HFT 3240 (3) Managing Service Organizations. The remaining two courses (6 hours) must be selected from: HFT 2060, HFT 2061, HFT 2062, HFT 2063, HFT 2716, HFT 2890, HFT 3519, HFT 3602, HFT 3700, HFT 4064, or HFT 4930. All courses must be completed at FSU and students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all courses used to satisfy the minor. Upon completion of the required courses, students should contact the Dedman School of Hospitality, 2202 UCB, to have a memorandum confirming completion of the minor sent to their major departments/colleges.

HUMANITIES
Program Office: 432 Diffenbaugh; 644-9121
Courses taken to satisfy the Humanities minor may not also be used to meet any other requirement. There are two options. The first is twelve (12) hours of coursework with an HUM prefix. The second option is fifteen (15) hours, nine (9) of which must be taken in one of the Humanities departments listed below and six (6) from one other listed Humanities department; six (6) of the fifteen (15) hours must be numbered above 2999. The Humanities departments/areas that may be used for the minor are: American Studies, Art History, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classical Studies, Communication, English, Film Studies, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Human Rights, Humanities, Music History, Philosophy, Religion, Theater.

IBERIAN STUDIES VALENCIA CENTER MINOR
Program Office:  International Programs, A5500 University Center, 644-3272
This interdisciplinary minor requires the completion of 15 hours (to include at least two disciplines) in courses approved by the coordinating committee.  At least nine hours of approved courses must be taken while the student is in residence at the FSU Valencia Study Center.  A maximum of nine hours may be counted in a single academic discipline.  A minimum grade of C-must be earned in all courses taken for the minor.  In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses counted toward the minor. Students who plan to minor in Iberian Studies should declair their intention in the International Programs Office.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Program Office: 4115 UCC, 644-7278
The minor requires completion of twelve (12) credit hours: LIS2780, LIS3353, and any two of the following: LIS3021, LIS3201, LIS3267, LIS4410 or LIS4480. Only course work with a grade of C- or above in these courses will count toward the minor. At least six (6) hours of the minor must be taken with the School of Library and Information Studies at the Florida State University. Courses taken at another institution must be evaluated by the School of Library and Information Studies to determine equivalency. Courses taken to meet the minor are not applicable to any other requirement.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Program Office: 211 Bellamy, 644-4418
A minor consists of 18 hours of course work beyond Liberal Studies (or courses used to satisfy general education requirements for an A.A. degree), with a grade of C- or higher in each course. Work must be taken in at least three of the participating departments; all courses must be from the approved list (see http://www.coss.fsu.edu/inaprog/content/undergraduate-course-list ).  Modern language courses numbered above 2999 may count toward the minor and a maximum of six semester hours of directed individual studies or internship credits may apply to the minor. Nine of the 18 hours must be numbered above 2999.  

ITALIAN
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires 12 hours in Italian above the 1999 level.  Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

ITALIAN STUDIES FLORENCE CENTER MINOR
Program Office: International Programs, A5500 University Center, 644-3272
This interdisciplinary minor requires the completion of 15 hours in courses approved by the Italian Studies Florence Center Minor Coordinating Committee. At least 9 hours of approved courses must be taken in residence at the Florence Study Center.  A maximum of 9 hours may be counted in a single academic discipline.  A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses taken for the minor and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses counted toward the minor. Students who plan to minor in Italian Studies should declare their intention in the International Programs office at the end of their semester in Florence.

JAPANESE
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires 12 hours in Japanese above JPN 1121.  Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES
Program Office: 211 Bellamy, 644-4418
Students minoring in Latin and Caribbean Studies must complete 18 hours of Latin and Caribbean Studies coursework beyond the Liberal Studies requirement (or courses used to satisfy general education requirements for an A.A. degree with a grade of C- or higher in each course). None of the broader comparative concepts and theories courses will count towards the 18-hour minimum. Students may select freely from all area-specific courses. A maximum of six semester hours of directed individual studies or internship credits may apply to the minor. Contact the department for additional information, http://www.coss.fsu.edu/lacs/.

LAW AND PHILOSOPHY
Program Office: 151 Dodd Hall (644-1483) The minor consists of 12 credit hours, including Philosophy of Law (PHM 3400), one course in logic (PHI 2100, PHI 3130 or PHI 3162), and six hours from: PHI 2620, PHI 2635, PHI 3670, PHM 3351. At least 6 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher. Grades below C- will not apply for minor credit.

LAW AND SOCIETY
Program Office: 211 Bellamy, 644-4418
The minor in Law and Society consists of at least five courses (15 hours) from the designated Law and Society curriculum, including: POS 3691 Introduction to Law and Society and either SYP 3540 Sociology of Law or ECP 3451 Economics and the Law. The remaining three courses must come from the list of approved courses (available in 211 Bellamy or online at Law and Society ).

LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE
Panama City Campus : 215 Barron Building, 850-770-2178
Intelligence applies a problem-solving approach to a discipline. The three primary disciplines that apply Intelligence are: National Security, Law Enforcement, and Business. Our curriculum focuses on law enforcement, however, students with a major in Business or a major applicable to National Security (such as modern languages, history, political science, international studies, etc.) may wish to enhance their degree with an Intelligence minor. The four courses (12 credits) required for an Intelligence minor are: CCJ 4744, Evidential Reasoning for Research & Investigation; CJE 3732, Criminal Intelligence; CJE 4733, The Intelligence Process; and CJE 4734 Intelligence Collection Strategies. This minor is available to students on both the main campus (online) and the Panama City campus.

LINGUISTICS
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
Linguistics is the study of the nature of language. There are linguistic applications in many disciplines. Interested students should speak with the linguistics adviser who will help them design minor programs to meet their personal and professional needs. The minor requires at least 12 hours from the following Linguistics courses; two of these must be core courses: LIN 3041, LIN 4030, LIN 4040, LIN 4512 or LIN 4905. Other courses:  ANT 4640, LIN 3010, LIN 3710, LIN 4930, LIN 5772, EXP 4640, PHI 3220.

MATHEMATICS
Program Office: 222 Love Building, 644-5868
The minor requires 12 hours in courses with prefixes MAA, MAC, MAD, MAP, MAS, MAT, MGF, MHF, MTG, but may not include MAC 2233 or any course numbered 1XXX.  A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each course counted towards the minor.

MEDIEVAL STUDIES      
Program Office: 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606 
This undergraduate interdisciplinary minor focuses on the culture of the pre-modern era in Europe (both East and West) and the Middle East.  In consultation with the program advisor, the student is able to create his/her own curriculum, consisting of 15 hours of approved coursework beyond the Liberal Studies and major requirements. .  The minor must include two courses in one field of concentration (medieval art history, medieval history, or medieval texts and cultures) and three additional courses from an approved list.

METEOROLOGY
Program Office: 404 Love Building, 644-6205
The minor in Meteorology requires a minimum of 12 hours.  Requirements for a minor in Meteorology must be discussed on an individual basis with a meteorology faculty advisor or academic coordinator; options are available and need to be matched to the student’s academic background.  A minor in Meteorology usually begins with:  MET 1010/1010L, MET 2700, and MET 2101.  Note:  MAC 2311 and CHM 1045/1045L are prerequisites to MET 2700 and PHY 2048C is a coorequisite. Prerequisite and corequisite courses may not apply toward the minor.

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
Program Office: 442 Bellamy, 644-9516
The minor consists of 15 semester hours and must include intermediate level (2200 level) competence in Hebrew (Biblical or Modern), Arabic, or another Middle Eastern language approved by the committee. The remaining hours must come either from the courses listed in the FSU Bulletin or be approved by an adviser. No more than eight (8) semester hours of language courses may be counted toward the minor, and no course taken for the minor may be used to fulfill any university language requirement.

MILITARY SCIENCE
Program Office: 201 Harpe-Johnson Hall, 644-1016
A Military Science minor is offered and may be selected by a student with the approval of the major department and the Department of Military Science.  The minor requires a minimum of 12 hours of upper-division coursework.

MUSEUM STUDIES
Program Office: 1019 WJB, 644-1250
A minor in Museum Studies is offered through the Art History Department and requires 15 hours. Of these,  6 hours are in museum studies courses, 3 hours are in a related elective, and the remaining 6 hours are taken in supervised internship. Students wishing to minor in Museum studies should download, complete and submit the declaration form, available online at http://arthistory.fsu.edu/Undergraduate/Programs/Minors.

MUSIC
Program Office: 204D Housewright Music Bldg., 644-4833
Admission to the program is (a) by approval of the College of Music and (b) by a placement audition at the principal level in an acceptable instrument or voice. Students must complete a minimum of 25 hours of specified coursework in the following areas: Applied Music, Music Theory, Music History/Literature, Ensemble, and Student Recital Attendance.

NAVAL SCIENCE
Program Office: Perry Paige Building, Florida A & M University; 599-3980
The Naval ROTC Program serving TCC, FAMU, and FSU students is located on the FAMU campus. Participating FSU students register for coursework through the FAMU-FSU Cooperative Program. Interested students should obtain further information and an application from the program office.  The minor is 12 hours of upper-division coursework.

PHILOSOPHY and POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Program Office: 151 Dodd Hall, 644-1483
A minor in philosophy requires 12 hours in philosophy, including at least one course in logic (PHI 2100 or PHI 3130) and one of history (PHH 3061, PHH 3130, PHH 3140, PHH 3400, PHH 3500). At least 6 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher. Grades below C- will not apply for minor credit.
A political philosophy minor requires 12 hours, including a logic course (PHI 2100 or PHI 3130) and 9 hours from: PHI 3162, PHM 2121, PHM 2300, PHM 3123, PHM 3331r, PHP 3510, PHM 3400, PHM 4340. At least 6 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher. Grades below C- will not apply for minor credit.

PHYSICS
Program Office: 306-307 Keen, 644-3245
The minor in physics consists of PHY 2048C and 2049C (General Physics A & B) plus PHY 3101. Grades below C- will not be accepted for minor credit.

POPULATION STUDIES
Program Office: 601 Bellamy, 644-1762
The minor in Population Studies requires 15 hours comprising 9 hours of required coursework and 6 hours of electives. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better to count toward the minor.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Program Office: 535 Bellamy, 644-7305
A minor in political science requires 15 hours of political science with grades of C- or higher. A maximum of 6 hours of PAD and/or PHM prefixes combined is allowed. At least 9 hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and at least 6 of those must be earned at Florida State University.

PORTUGUESE
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor consists of 12 hours in Portuguese above 1999.  Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement may not be used in satisfying the minor.  Consult the department for more information.

PSYCHOLOGY
Program Office: A209 PDB, 644-4260
Twelve (12) hours of psychology, including PSY 2012, are required for a minor in psychology. A minimum of six (6) of the required hours must be completed at FSU. Grades below C- will not be accepted for credit toward the minor. Courses taken S/U cannot count for the minor and courses with a WST prefix cannot count for the minor. Courses taken at another university or community college must be evaluated by the Psychology Department Advising Office. No courses used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements may also count toward the minor. Thus, if a student has used PSY 2012 to meet Liberal Studies requirements, s/he must take another approved social sciences course to replace it.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Program Office: 627 Bellamy, 644-3525
The minor in Public Administration consists of four courses (12 hours) that are passed with a grade of C (not C-) or higher. This minor is not available to Political Science majors. The School of Public Administration and Policy recognizes successful completion of the minor with a certificate.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Panama City Campus: 215 Barron Building, 850-770-2178
Complement your major and career skills with education in public safety and security. This minor is available to undergraduate students on both the main campus (online) and the Panama City campus. The minor requires four courses (12 credits) including CCJ 3024 The Criminal Justice System plus three of the core or major requirements in a particular Public Safety major.

RECREATION, TOURISM AND EVENTS
Main Campus Office: 308 Kellogg, 850-645-9774
Panama City Campus Office: A111-I Holley Academic Center, 850-770-2239
Compliment your major and career skills with education in leadership, special events, and recreation programming. This minor is available to undergraduate students on both the main campus and Panama City campus. Registration for the minor is required. The minor requires four courses (12 credits) including LEI 3004 Intro. to Recreation, Tourism and Events plus any three of the following courses: LEI 3312 Intro. to Special Events, LEI 3420 Recreation Activity Leadership, LEI 3435 Recreation Program Design, LEI 3843 Commercial Recreation and Tourism, or LEI 4524 Leadership and Supervision in Recreation, Tourism and Events.

RELIGION
Program Office: M05 Dodd Hall, 644-1020
The minor requires 12 hours of coursework in the Religion curriculum, completed with a C- or higher. Six hours must be at the 3000 level or higher. Coursework used to satisfy Liberal Studies or major requirements may not also be used for the minor.

RUSSIAN (SLAVIC)
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires 12 hours above the 1999 level. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
Program Office: 211 Bellamy, 644-4418
Students minoring in the program must complete 18 hours of Russian and East European coursework beyond the Liberal Studies requirement (or courses used to satisfy general education requirements for an A.A. degree with a grade of C- or higher in each course). None of the broader comparative concepts and theories courses will count towards the 18-hour minimum. Students may select freely from all area-specific courses. A maximum of six semester hours of directed individual studies or internship credits may apply to the minor. Contact the department for additional information, http://www.coss.fsu.edu/russia.

SOCIAL WELFARE
Program Office: 2414C University Center, 644-9740
The minor in Social Welfare requires 12 hours, including SOW3203, SOW3350 plus two SOW electives from an approved list. A C- or better grade must be earned in all minor courses. This minor requires an application that is available online http://csw.fsu.edu/academics/bachelor-of-social-work/minor-in-social-welfare/

SOCIOLOGY
Program Office: 526 Bellamy, 644-6416 or 644-5470
The general Sociology minor requires 15 hours in sociology with a grade of C- or better in each course. At least 9 hours in Sociology must be completed at FSU.

SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND AGING
Program Office: 526 Bellamy. 644-6416 or 644-8329
The minor in the Sociology of Health and Aging consists of 15 semester hours of coursework selected from the following courses, each of which is offered at least once a year: SYD 3020, SYO 4402, SYP 3730, SYP 4550, SYP 4764, or SYA 4930r (maximum of 6 hours of SYA 4930). All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better and 9 of the 15 hours must be completed at Florida State University.

SPANISH
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires 15 hours in Spanish coursework above 2220, including at least 3 hours in Spanish literature. (SPN 2240 may apply.) SPT 3130 will not count for minor credit. Courses used to satisfy the Arts and Sciences or B.A. degree language requirement may not be used to satisfy the minor.

STATISTICS
Program Office: 214 Oceanography-Statistics Bldg., 644-3218
The minor in statistics requires 12 hours in statistics, including one of the following: STA 2122, STA, 2171, STA 3024, STA 3032, STA 4321, or STA 4442. The remaining coursework must be completed at the 3000 or higher level and should be selected in consultation with the director of the undergraduate statistics program. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each course counted toward the minor. At least six (6) hours in statistics courses counted toward the minor must be taken in the Department of Statistics at FSU. Other statistics courses must be approved by the department.

STRATEGIC EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (SELC)
Program Office: Modern Languages, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor focuses on the languages and cultures of three historically and strategically linked regions that form an "arc" along the eastern edge of the EU: Russia and Ukraine, the Balkans, and Turkey. The minor consists of twelve approved semester hours taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics beyond liberal studies and major requirements. A list of approved courses may be obtained from the department undergraduate office,

URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Program Office: 330 Bellamy Building, 644-4510
The Minor in Urban and Regional Planning requires satisfactory completion of 4 courses.  There are three required courses, URS 1006, URP 3000 and URP 4022, and one URP elective courses. URP 3000 (3) Introduction to Planning and Urban Development is prerequisite for all 3000 level and above courses. A  Pre-Graduate Program for students who wish to enter the department’s Master of Science in Planning Program is also available. Students interested in the Pre-Graduate Program should contact the department. For more information, see http://www.coss.fsu.edu/durp/degree-progams/undergraduate-programs.

WOMEN'S STUDIES
Program Office: KRB 317, 644-9514
The minor requires at least 15 hours of approved courses, distributed as follows: a) at least 3 hours of interdisciplinary women’s studies courses selected from WST 3015, WST 3251, WST 4930r, or WST 4931; b) at least 9 hours of cross-listed core courses; and c) the remaining three hours may be selected from approved WST courses, cross-listed core courses, approved special topics courses or related courses. Coursework must be at the 3000-4000 level. Only one approved course from the student’s major field may count toward the women’s studies minor, if the course has not been used toward the major. Courses counted toward the minor may not be used to fulfill Liberal Studies. Students who intend to minor in women’s studies should declare their intent with the Program Director at least two semesters before graduation. Students must have at least a C- average in the minor.

WORLD LITERATURE/WORLD FILM
Program Office: 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor consists of 15 hours selected from any of the following: CHT 3391r, 3930r; FRT 3140, 3520r, 3561; GET 3130, 3524r; ITT 3430, 3523r; JTP 3391r; PRT 3391r; RUT 3110, 3523r; SPT 3130, 3391r. Courses taken for major credit in Modern Languages may not be counted toward this minor.



Other Programs


PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISING OFFICE

Program Office: 2140 Medical School Building, 1115 W. Call St.; 644-7678
The Pre-Health Professions Advising Office provides academic advising and counseling to students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences. The office offers help to students interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic and physician’s assistant. A full time Health Professions Advisor meets regularly with students throughout their college years assisting with career goals, course scheduling, long-term academic planning and professional school admissions procedures. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once each semester.

PRE-MED CURRICULUM/ADVISING

Program Office: 2140 Medical School Building,  1115 W. Call St.; 644-7678
A pre-medical student may choose any undergraduate major while completing the premedical curriculum. In a four year graduation plan, the curriculum should be planned in such a way that a minimum of one year of general biology, two years of chemistry (general and organic) and year of physics are completed by the end of the third undergraduate year. This will assure adequate preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) which will be taken and the end of the junior year, or at the beginning of the senior year. Biochemistry should be taken prior to graduation for students applying to the College of Medicine at Florida State University and the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. Students should apply to medical schools the summer after their junior year.

Specific premedical requirements include: Biology I & II with labs (BSC 2010/ 2010L & BSC 2011/2011L), Chemistry I & II with labs (CHM 1045/1045L & CHM 1046/1046L), Organic Chemistry I, II with lab (CHM 2210 & CHM 2211/2211L), Biochemistry (BCH 4624 or both BCH 4053 and BSC 4053L), Physics A (PHY 2053C or PHY 2048C), Physics B (PHY2054C or PHY 2049C).  The College of Medicine at Florida International University requires two semesters of Calculus or Statistics (MAC 2311, STA 2171 or STA 2122).  Though not required, Genetics (PCB 3063) and General Psychology (PSY 2012) are recommended.  Students should check with each medical school to which they plan to apply regarding that school’s specific requirements.  


TEACHER EDUCATION

Program Office: 2301 Stone, 644-3760
Students must meet State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066(1), Approval of Pre-service Teacher Preparation Programs.  This states that students planning to matriculate in a teacher education program at FSU must: 1) complete a sound liberal arts curriculum, 2) take and pass the general knowledge portion of FTCE, and 3) acquire a passing score on the professional knowledge and subject area test on the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) prior to completion of program requirements. Students must also complete specified degree prerequisites, specific admission criteria, and “General Requirements” as described in the General Bulletin.

Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education Programs
1. Have at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) on all college work attempted;
2. Have a grade of C- or better in each required general education (Liberal Studies) English and each general education (Liberal Studies) mathematics course;
3. Take and achieve a passing score on all sections of the general knowledge portion of FTCE;
4. Be approved by the appropriate teacher education department in accordance with departmental criteria;
5. Be fingerprinted and undergo and pass a security clearance; and
6. Receive final approval by the Office of Academic Services.
NOTE: These are minimum standards. Some programs may set higher standards.