Social Sciences Interdisciplinary offers three minors that allow undergraduates to complement their major field of study with an additional skills-based specialization to enhance their professional and educational profile.

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Minors

All minors require 18 credit hours and a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Minor in Health and Human Services

A minor in Health and Human Services helps to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in social services, health care, nonprofit work, counseling, education, or public service, as well as graduate study in the social sciences or health-related professional schools. 

Required courses: SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services and five SSC electives (four of which must be at the 300- or 400-level).

Minor in Nonprofit Leadership

A minor in Nonprofit Leadership provides exposure to a range of topics and practical skills related to working in and leading nonprofit organizations. The minor is ideal for students who wish to prepare for a career in the nonprofit space; who are interested in social or public service and care about advancing a social cause; or who plan to pursue graduate study in the social sciences or in professional schools.

Required courses: SSC 103 Introduction to Health and Human Services; SSC 235 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations; and four additional courses from an approved list of electives.

Minor in Strategic Media Messaging

A minor in Strategic Media Messaging helps students develop critical skills in strategic storytelling and communication that are valued by employers in a wide range of industries and occupations. The minor is an excellent complement to many undergraduate majors, allowing students to enhance their marketability in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

Required courses: Two lower-level courses, three upper-level electives, and one experiential course, all selected from an approved list of courses in Art, Communication, English, Media Study, and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary.