The Minor

The completion of a minor is not a general graduation requirement at Gardner-Webb, unless the student’s major requires the completion of a minor. Some major programs require the completion of any Gardner-Webb offered minor, while others may require the completion of a specific minor. Students enrolled in a major not requiring a minor may elect to complete any minor offered by the University and have that minor reflected on the transcript. A minimum of nine hours of the minor must be taken from Gardner-Webb University. Requirements for minors are found in this Catalog.

Students may also elect to complete an interdisciplinary minor of eighteen hours with at least nine hours coming from one discipline, selected by the student or recommended by the major department. Credit hours used to fulfill General Education requirements may not also be used to fulfill requirements for the interdisciplinary minor unless approved by the Curriculum Committee.

Advisement regarding minor requirements are the responsibility of the department of the student’s major. Consultation with the chair of the minor department or school is encouraged. Any deviation from Catalog course requirements of a minor must be approved in advance by the chair or dean of the minor department or school and filed with the Degree Evaluator in Registrar Services.

The minor field typically consists of 15-20 credit hours of academic work. A transfer student must complete at least nine hours of the minor at Gardner-Webb University. Requirements for each minor field are listed with the courses of instruction. The following minor fields are available: American Sign Language; Art History; Biblical Languages; Biblical Studies; Biology; Business Administration; Chemistry; Christian History; Classical Languages; Communication Studies; Computer Information Systems; Computer Science; Criminal Justice Administration; Cultural Studies with Concentrations in French, German, and Spanish; Discipleship Studies; English; Environmental Science; French; General Science; Global Studies; Graphic Design; Health Care Management; Health Science; History; Homeland Security; Intercultural Communication; Journalism; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Military Science; Missiology; Museum Studies; Music; Philosophy and Ethics; Physical Science; Political Science; Professional Education (available for areas of licensure only); Psychology; Recreation; Religious Studies; Sign Language Interpreting; Social Sciences; Sociology; Spanish; Sport Management; Sports Ministry; Studio Art; Theatre Arts; World Languages; World Religions; Writing; and Youth Discipleship Studies.