Minors at Sul Ross State University typically require 18-22 earned credits in a discipline including at least 6 credits at the advanced/upper division level. Specific minors may have additional requirements. For specific or additional requirements, consult the guidelines listed below.
Minor in Anthropology
Anthropology is offered as a minor field of study at Sul Ross State University. Students must complete 18 semester credit hours of anthropology courses, including six semester credit hours of advanced coursework for an anthropology minor.
Minor in Art
To minor in Art, a student must consult with an Art Program advisor to help coordinate the classes to take. The Art minor requires 18 hours in art with a total of 6 advanced hours. Required classes include 3 sch Art 1302 (Drawing I), 3 sch Art 1303 (Design I), 3 sch of Art History, selected from Art 1307, 1308, 3308 contemporary Art history, 3307 Women in Art, 3313 European Art & Architecture, 3314 Latin American Art, or 3310 special topics in Art History; 3 sch of a two-dimensional class, either Art 2301 (Painting), Art 2302 (Watercolor), or Art 3302 (Printmaking); 3 sch of a three-dimensional class, either Art 2305 (Ceramics) or Art 2309 (Sculpture); and 3 sch of an advanced studio, either Art 3301, 4301 or 3310.
Minor in Biology
Requirements for the Biology minor are as follows: Biol 1306/1106, 1307/1107, 3306, 4301, and 4 sch advance Biology (3000-4000).
Minor in Business Administration
Required courses for the minor include Accounting 2301, 3 sch; Economics 2301 and 2302, 6 sch; Finance 3340, 3 sch; Management 3360, 3 sch; Marketing 3370, 3 sch for a total of 18 sch.
Minor in Chemistry
A minor in Chemistry requires 18 sch of Chemistry and includes 6 sch advanced hours (3000-4000 level). Recommended courses include CHEM 1311, CHEM 1111, CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112, CHEM 2401 plus 6 sch at 3000-4000 level.
Minor in Communication
A minor in Communication requires 18 semester credit hours of coursework and includes 1311, 2333, 1320; 3304 or 4301 plus additional 6 semester credit hours.
Minor in Professional Communication and Design
The minor in Professional Communication and Design requires 18 semester credit hours that includes six hours of advanced coursework. Academic advisors consider the student’s major and aspirations and work with each student to design the appropriate curricular choices.
Minor in Computer Science
Students may minor in computer science by completing 18 semester credit hours of computer science courses. These include Computer Science 1309, 1320, 2315 and either 2305 or 2360, plus two upper-level CS, CIS, CSAT, or CSST courses.
Students who wish to minor in Criminal Justice must take CJ 1301, Introduction to Criminal Justice, CJ 4304, Criminology, and 12 additional hours of CJ courses including at least 6 hours of upper division (3000 or 4000 level) CJ courses. For these 12 hours, students should consult with a Homeland Security and Criminal Justice faculty member.
Minor in English
For a minor in English, students complete at least 18 credit hours of English courses, excluding 1000 level courses. Students must also take a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced SRSU English coursework.
Minor in Geography
Geography is offered as a minor field of study at Sul Ross State University. Students must complete at least 19 semester credit hours of geography courses, including Geography 1302 and GEOG 2302 and Geography 3401/Geology 3401.
An academic concentration in the geography minor may be developed by taking, in addition to the required core, Geography 3301, Geography 3412/Geology 3412 and an additional three semester credit hours in geography.
A technical concentration may be developed by taking, in addition to the core, nine additional semester credit hours to include Geology 2407, Geography 3412/Geology 3412 and an additional three semester credit hours of Geography or Geology as recommended by the advisor.
Minor in Geology
A minor in Geology is available and consists of 18 hours. It is a mix of required freshman (Physical Geology GEOL 1303/1103 OR Environmental Geology GEOL 1305/1105, and Historical Geology GEOL 1304/1104) and sophomore (Lithology GEOL 2401) courses and junior level geology electives. Suggested electives include: Geology of west Texas (GEOL 3301), Dinosaurs. Volcanoes, and Earthquakes (GEOL 3302), Geology of the western National Parks (GEOL 3305), Interdisciplinary Geographic Information Systems (GEOL 3401), Invertebrate Paleontology (GEOL 3411), and Geomorphology (GEOL 3412).
Minor in History
History is offered as a minor field of study at Sul Ross State University. Students must complete 18 semester credit hours of history courses, including six semester credit hours of advanced coursework.
Minor in Industrial Technology
To complete an Industrial Technology minor, students must earn at least 18 semester credit hours of Industrial Technology courses. At least six semester hours of the minor must be at the upper-division level.
Minor in Journalism
Students will complete 18 semester credit hours in Journalism including Journalism 2311 and 3301 plus 12 additional semester credit hours with at least 3 advanced, selected from Journalism, IT 2304, or COMM 2308.
Minor in Kinesiology and Human Performance
A minor is offered in Kinesiology and Human Performance. It requires 18 semester credit hours of Kinesiology or Physical Education course work including at least 6 hours of upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses.
Minor in Mathematics
A minor in Mathematics is available and requires 21-27 semester credit hours. Required courses include MATH 2318 Linear Algebra, MATH 2413 Calculus I, 2414 Calculus II, MATH 3415 Calculus III, and two upper-level classes. Some students may need to level College Algebra (MATH 1314) and Trigonometry (MATH 1316). Consult your advisor in your major department.
Minor in Mexican-American Studies
The minor in Mexican-American studies is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for careers serving Mexican-American constituencies, careers such as public and business administration, marketing, public relations, education, politics, government and minority affairs, as well as careers in which the graduate would work in an international or multicultural environment. The minor is also designed to prepare students for graduate and advanced professional study in programs in which a minority affairs focus would be an asset.
To complete a Mexican-American studies minor, students must earn at least 18 semester credit hours in courses approved for Mexican-American studies credit, including MAS 2301 (Introduction to Mexican American Studies), MAS 3310 (Special Topics), and MAS 4310 (Capstone Course). At least nine semester hours must be at the upper division level.
Students must select their additional classes from a variety of other courses appropriate for the Mexican-American studies minor which are taught regularly or as special topics in a number of departments of Sul Ross. These include, but are not limited to:
Spanish 2301, 2302; Anthropology 1301, 2301; Education 3308, BSL 3328, 3329; English 4301, 4302, 4304; History 3308, 3313; Mexican American Studies 3310, 4309; Political Science 3314, 4304; Psychology 3314, Sociology 3308; Spanish 2304, 3308, 3316.
Minor in Music
To complete a Music Minor, students must earn at least 18 semester credit hours in Music coursework. Required courses include FA 1303, Fundamentals of Music OR MUS 1311, Theory I and MUS 1116, Ear Training 1. Students must complete four hours of vocal or instrumental ensembles and no more than four of these count toward the 18 semester credit hours total. Students also take six hours of upper division work, including upper-level applied lessons.
Minor in Photography
Students seeking a Photography minor must complete 18 semester credit hours including six (6) advanced semester credit hours. Students must take Art 1303 (Design I), IT 2304 (Photography), and IT 3354 (Studio Photography). Students must take two or more advanced courses (at least 6 semester credit hours) in Photography sufficient to bring their total semester credit hours to at least 18.
Minor in Political Science
Political science is also offered as a minor field of study. It requires 18 semester credit hours of political science courses and at least six semester credit hours must be in advanced coursework. PS 2305 Federal Government and PS 2306 State Government (general education requirements) may count toward the 18 required semester credit hours.
Minor in Psychology
Psychology is offered as a minor field of study at Sul Ross State University. Students must complete 18 semester credit hours of psychology courses, including six semester credit hours of advanced coursework.
Minor in Recreation Administration
The Recreation Administration 18-hour minor provides students with knowledge in recreation and leisure services, outdoor skills, leadership and specific training in recreation administration. Students will learn to be effective partners in their community to support others of all ages in the pursuit of active, healthy lifestyles. Required courses include KES 2311, KES 2330, KES 3316, KES 3318, KES 3321 and KES 3330.
Minor is Spanish
For a minor in Spanish, students must complete SPAN 2311 and 2312; SPAN 3315 or 3316; and nine additional semester credit hours of Spanish courses, including six advanced hours.
Minor in Theatre
Students complete 18 semester credit hours of coursework to include six semester credit hours of advanced coursework. No more than six semester credit hours from the following can be used for a minor: Theatre 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102, 2308, 3101, 3102, 3303, 3307, 4101, or 4102.
Minor in Women’s Studies
To complete a Women’s Studies minor, students must earn at least 18 semester credit hours in courses approved for Women’s Studies credit, including WS 2301 (Introduction to Women’s Studies), WS 3301 (Topics in Women’s Studies), and WS 4310 (Senior Colloquium in Women’s Studies). At least nine semester hours of the minor must be at the upper-division level. Students must select their additional classes from a variety of other courses appropriate for the Women’s Studies minor which are taught regularly or as special topics in a number of departments of Sul Ross; these include, but are not limited to the following: Communication 3311, Gender Communication; Criminal Justice 3311, Women and Crime; English 4312, Women in Literature; History 4321, History of American Women; Political Science 2307, Women and the Law; Political Science 3315, Women and Politics. For additional approved courses, consult the Women’s Studies section of the Schedule of Classes for each semester and the Women’s Studies Coordinator.