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School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

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
Chicano/a Studies
Cognitive Science
Community Research and Service


Geospatial Technology

Literatures and Cultures
Management and Business Economics
Political Science
Interdisciplinary Public Health

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