Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

Degree Minors

Specialize in a topic that interests you and indicates your specialty to future employers by selecting from a variety of minors. With one of our seven available minors, you become marketable to employers seeking individuals with an online sociology degree, online economics degree, online political science degree, or online anthropology degree in the private, public, academic, and nonprofit sectors, yet you gain the well-rounded education of a liberal arts degree. Because relevant courses apply to both major and minor requirements, a minor can be added without greatly changing your degree plan.

Courses already taken can apply to a minor regardless of when the minor is added to your student record. All minor requirements must be completed prior to graduation.

Anthropology

Learn about the cross-cultural view of humanity and broadly conceived dimensions of human behavior with an option to focus your studies in anthropology on one or more of the sub-disciplinary divisions such as physical, archaeology, ethnology, or applied anthropology. To earn the minor, you must complete 22 credits from the following courses:

Business Administration

Gain a basic understanding of the functional areas of business while developing the ability to understand the language of business and apply your new knowledge. To earn this minor, complete 24 credits from the following courses:

Note: If you add the business administration minor, a minimum of 30 upper-division major credits must be from the College of Liberal Arts.

Economics

Gain insight into and understanding of current socioeconomic problems in the areas of resource allocation, inflation, unemployment, income distribution, environmental degradation, international trade, and monopoly power to prepare for careers in business management, teaching, government, banking, and public policy. To earn the minor, you must complete 21 credits from the following courses:

Gerontology

Prepare for a variety of careers in gerontology with a better understanding of the aging process, including the biological, psychological and social aspects of adult development and aging. Our optional gerontology interdisciplinary minor prepares you to answer the need for qualified and well-trained professionals to support the successful aging of older adults and can be paired with any CSU major.

Required courses

Media Studies

Understand the impacts and roles of mass media in American society and other cultures by focusing on media and film history, criticism, law, ethics, social effects, cultural consequences, as well as multicultural and international media issues. To earn the minor, you must complete 21 credits from the following courses:

Required courses:
Select any 15 credits from the following:

Political Science

Gain a strong foundation in politics and prepare for careers in law, teaching in the social sciences, journalism, and public service. To earn the minor, you must complete 21 credits from the following courses:

Required courses:
Select six credits from the following:
Select nine credits of upper division classes from the following:

Sociology

Develop basic technical skills and the conceptual framework to study human societies. You can choose from a variety of courses that enhance the focus of your liberal arts degree. To earn this minor, complete 21 credits from the following courses:

Required courses:
Select any 12 credits from the following:

How to Add a Minor

You must apply and be admitted to the University for the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts degree program before you can add a minor to your student record. While you are not able to add a minor to your student record when you apply for admission, one or more minors may be added after being admitted.

To add a minor, contact our Student Success team at csu_online_questions@mail.colostate.edu including your name, CSUID, and the minor or minors you are requesting. Your request must receive approval from the Department, which will be coordinated by CSU Online staff. Upon approval, you will be notified the minor has been added to your student record.

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