Enhance your studies by adding a minor to your bachelor's degree

The Department of Philosophy and Theology offers minors in each of  its area of studies.  Students are encouraged to consult with the  Faculty to craft a particular program of studies in a way that maximizes the educational benefit to each student.

Marriage & Family Studies ... six courses as follows:

  • Theology 260, Theology 261 and Theology 478 or 480

  • Criminal Justice 354

  • History 302

  • Philosophy 475 or Politics 475

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 109

  • any five Philosophy courses, at least one of which is a 400-level course

Theology

  • Theology 109

  • any five Theology courses, at least one of which is a 400-level course

Ethical Leadership

  • Core Courses (two of the following): Ethics of Character,  Leadership Self Development,  Introduction to the Devout Life: Humanities IV

  • Two courses in Leaderships

  • Two courses in Ethics

The Fine Print

Minors at DeSales consist of 6 courses and will be indicated on the student’s permanent record. Students may not take courses required for the minor under the pass-fail option. A G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher is required in the 6 courses required by the minor, at least 3 of which must be completed at DeSales University. The student is responsible for scheduling his/her minor program in such a way that he/she can take the required courses as they are available during the four-year period. The choice of a minor should be made in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Please note that in some cases scheduling conflicts between required major and minor courses may occur, preventing a student from completion of a minor. Tutorials and independent study courses are not considered an acceptable way of resolving such conflicts. For this reason, a student would do well to begin taking appropriate courses as early as possible in his/ her collegiate career. Courses used to satisfy area of emphasis in the liberal studies program may not be applied toward a minor.

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