SSHA Minors

Thinking about adding a minor? With careful planning, most students have room for a minor. A minor can help to fulfill a student’s secondary interest, enhance a student’s major or help with career preparation.

American Studies
Anthropology
Arts
Chicano/a Studies
Cognitive Science
Community Research and Service
Economics
English
History
Literatures and Cultures
Management
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Interdisciplinary Public Health
Services Science
Sociology
Spanish
Writing

Policies that apply to all SSHA minors:

  • To complete any SSHA Minor, students must complete a minimum of five courses, at least four of which must be upper division
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) in upper division courses is required. The only exception is a minor in Arts, for which the minimum GPA in upper division courses is 2.7 (B-)
  • At least three of the five required courses must be taken at UC Merced
  • Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for two minors
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement
  • Students must consult the UC Merced Catalog for pre-requisites to required courses