The Catholic University of America

Minors and Certificate Programs

 

A complete list of minors and certificate programs available to undergraduate students at CUA is below. Click on the "learn more" link at the bottom of each section to connect to the school or department's website.

Ready to declare a minor? Visit the How to Declare a Minor page to get started.

 

Minors

Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Biology
 

Business and Economics

Chemistry
 
Drama

Education

English

Greek and Latin

Minors (continued)

History
Mathematics
Media Studies
 

Modern Languages and Literatures

Music

Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Theology and Religious Studies

Interdisciplinary Minors

Asian Studies
Computer Science (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Global Migration Studies (Anthropology and Sociology)
Interdisciplinary
Islamic World Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Neuroscience
Peace and Justice Studies
Sustainability (Architecture and Arts and Sciences)
Rhetoric and Writing (English and Media Studies)
 
 

Certificate Programs

Digital Art and Design
European Studies
Irish Studies
Islamic World Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Pastoral Ministry
Spanish for Healthcare
Video Production and Digital Storytelling

Anthropology

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Anthropology
Contact: Dr. Jon Anderson (anderson@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
Any six approved ANTH courses
 
The Anthropology minor can be constructed around specific topics or themes, such as Archaeology, Culture and Communication, and Great Civilizations. See more examples here.
 
Learn more about this minor from the Department of Anthropology.
 
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Architecture

School: Architecture and Planning
Contact: Luis Boza (boza@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ARPL 101
ARPL 211
ARPL 212
Three additional courses from the following list:
ARPL 102, 231, 311, 314, or others as approved by the minor advisor
 
Substitutions for the three elective courses may be approved by the minor advisor only. Students must complete ARPL 101, 211, and 212 prior to enrolling in any ARPL elective.
 

Learn more about this minor from the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Art

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Art
Contact: Dr. Nora Heimann (heimann@cua.edu)

Art History Minor:
ART 211
ART 212
ART 317 or 318
ART 319 or 320
ART 323, 324, 326, 331, or 332
One art history elective
 
Studio Art Minor
ART 101 or 102
ART 201 or 202
ART 212
ART 332
Two additional courses in the following areas:
Painting
Sculpture
Digital arts
Ceramics
 
Learn more about this minor from the Department of Art.
 
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Biology

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Biology
Contact: Marion Ficke (ficke@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
BIOL 105

BIOL 106

BIOL 207
Three electives from the following list:
BIOL 232, 233, 518, 549, 554, 559, 563, 565,

566, 574, 579, 580, 581, 583, 586, 589, 596, 598, 599

Substitutions must be approved by the Department of Biology.

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Biology.

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Accounting

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ECON 100
ACCT 305
ACCT 306
ACCT 410
ACCT 411
ACCT 412
 

Learn more about this minor from the School of Business and Economics.

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Economics

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ECON 101
ECON 102
ECON 223
ECON 241
ECON 242

One ECON elective

Learn more about this minor from the School of Business and Economics.

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Financial Management

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ECON 100
ECON 223
ACCT 305
MGT 226
MGT 332
MGT 334
 

Learn more about this minor from the School of Business and Economics.

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International Business

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
International Marketing emphasis:
ECON 100
ACCT 305
MGT 323
MGT 390
MGT 345

MGT 362

International Finance emphasis
ECON 100
ECON 223
ACCT 305
MGT 323
MGT 390
MGT 226

MGT 389

Learn more about this minor from the School of Business and Economics.

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Management

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ECON 100
ACCT 305
MGT 310
MGT 323
MGT 345
MGT 372 or 390
 

Learn more about this minor from the School of Business and Economics.

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Marketing Management

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ECON 100
ACCT 305
MGT 323
MGT 345
MGT 348
MGT 457
 

Learn more about this minor from the School of Business and Economics.

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Performing Arts Management

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
 

ECON 100 – Fundamentals of Economics
ACCT 305 – Introductory Accounting
MGT 323 – Management Theory and Practice
MGT 345 – Marketing Management
MGT 375 – Business of Music & Drama

One additional from the following: DR 306, MUS 501A, MUS 506, MUS 533, MUS 575 

One internship course from the following: DR 495, MUS 495B

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Drama.

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Sports Management

School: Business and Economics
Contact: Peggy Rendely (rendely@cua.edu)
 
Minor:
MGT 323
MGT 324
MGT 325
Three additional courses from the following list:
MGT 495B, ECON 327, PSY 243, SOC 345
 
Specialization:
MGT 324
MGT 325
ECON 327
Three additional courses from the following list:
MGT 495B, PSY 243, SOC 345
 
The Sports Management minor is for students with majors outside the School of Business and Economics. The Sports Management specialization is for business majors.
 

Learn more about this minor from the School of Business and Economics.

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Chemistry

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Chemistry
Contact: Dr. Cynthia Brewer (brewerc@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
CHEM 103 or 113
CHEM 104 or 114
CHEM 203 or 213
CHEM 204 or 214
Two advanced courses from the following list:
CHEM 311, 351, 352, 501, 508, 518, 540

(or CHEM 395 with ENGR 395), 542, 571, 572, 596

A student may petition the department to substitute one advanced Chemistry course with undergraduate research (CHM 491 or 492).

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Chemistry

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Drama

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Drama
Contact: Dr. Patrick Tuite (tuite@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
DR 101
DR 104
DR 206
Two courses from the following list:
DR 201, 202, 305
One course from the following list:
DR 297, 312, 565
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Drama.

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Early Childhood Education

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Education
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Bojczyk (bojczyk@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
EDUC 251
EDUC 261
EDUC 271
EDUC 342
Two courses from the following list:
EDUC 422, 311, 381, 313
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Education.

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Education Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Education
Contact: Dr. Rona Frederick (frederick@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
EDUC 251
EDUC 261
EDUC 271

Three elective courses

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Education.

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Elementary Education

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Education
Contact: Dr. Agnes Cave (cave@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
EDUC 251
EDUC 261
EDUC 271
EDUC 313
EDUC 301
EDUC 312

One elective course

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Education.

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Secondary Education

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Education
Contact: Dr. John Convey (convey@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
EDUC 251
EDUC 271
EDUC 382
EDUC 386
EDUC 261 or 381

One elective course

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Education.

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English

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: English
Contact: Dr. Ernest Suarez (suarez@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ENG 231
ENG 232
Four additional courses at or beyond the 300 level

(can include ENG 235 and 236)

Learn more about this minor from the Department of English

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Classical Civilization

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Greek and Latin
Contact:
Fall 2014: Dr. Frank Mantello (mantello@cua.edu)
Spring 2015: Dr. Sarah Ferrario (ferraris@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
Any six approved Classics courses
 

One or two Greek or Latin language classes beyond the 102 level may be subsituted.

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Greek and Latin.

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Greek

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Greek and Latin
Contact:
Fall 2014: Dr. Frank Mantello (mantello@cua.edu)
Spring 2015: Dr. Sarah Ferrario (ferraris@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
GR 103
GR 104

Four additional courses in Greek beyond the 104 level

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Greek and Latin.

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Latin

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Greek and Latin
Contact:
Fall 2014: Dr. Frank Mantello (mantello@cua.edu)
Spring 2015: Dr. Sarah Ferrario (ferraris@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
LAT 103
LAT 104

Four additional courses in Latin beyond the 104 level

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Greek and Latin.

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History

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: History
Contact: Caroline Sherman (shermanc@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
Two 200-level surveys
Four additional courses at the level of 300 or above
 
Two of these courses must address the period before 1800.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of History.

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Mathematics

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Mathematics
Contact: Dr. Guoyang Liu (liu@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MATH 248 or CSC 210
Two calculus courses
Three additional courses, at least two from the following list:

MATH 301, 321, 322, and any courses at or beyond the 400 level

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Mathematics.

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Media Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Media Studies
Contact: Dr. Alexander Russo (russoa@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MDIA 201
MDIA 202
Four additional MDIA courses
 
HSCT 101 and 102 may be subsituted for MDIA 201 and 202.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Media Studies.

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French and Francophone Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
Contact: Dr. Chelsea Stieber (stieber@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
FREN 203 or 209
FREN 204
One additional 200-level course
Three additional courses at or beyond the 300 level
 
A maximum of two courses may be taught in English.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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German Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
Contact: Dr. Amanda Sheffer (sheffer@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
GER 203
GER 204
Four additional courses at or beyond the 200 level
 

A maximum of two courses may be taught in English.

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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Hispanic Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Modern Languages and Literatures

Contact: Dr. Daniel Colón (colon@cua.edu)

Courses:
One of the following two-course sequences:
SPAN 203 and 204
SPAN 210 and 211
SPAN 207 and 208 
Four additional courses at or beyond the 200 level
 
A maximum of three courses at the 200 level can be counted toward the minor.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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Italian Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
Contact: Dr. Stefania Lucamante (lucamante@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
ITAL 203
ITAL 204

Four additional courses in language, literature, and culture

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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Music with performance (non-majors only)

School: Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Contact: Dr. Andrew Weaver (weavera@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MUS 121
MUS 122
MUS 123
MUS 124
MUS 131
MUPI (applied secondary instruction)
Two MUS electives
Two performing organizations
 
This minor is available only to students who are not majors in the School of Music. An audition is required for the "with performance" minor. All students must take a Theory Evaluation test before enrolling in MUS 121-124.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

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Music without performance (non-majors only)

School: Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Contact: Dr. Andrew Weaver (weavera@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MUS 121
MUS 122
MUS 123
MUS 124
MUS 131
MUS 183
MUS 184

Three MUS electives

This minor is available only to students who are not currently majors in the School of Music. No audition is required for the "without performance" minor. All students must take a Theory Evaluation test before enrolling in MUS 121-124.

Learn more about this minor from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

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Composition (music majors only)

School: Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Department: Music Composition
Contact: Dr. Andrew Simpson (simpson@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MUPI (private instruction)
MUS 323 or 381
MUS 404
MUS 434
MUS 473

MUS 499B

This is minor is available to students who are pursuing a B.M. or B.A. in Music with a major in an area outside composition. Students must submit a portfolio of scores to the School of Music in order to be considered for admission to the Composition minor.

Learn more about this minor from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

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Conducting (music majors only)

School: Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Contact: Dr. Andrew Weaver (weavera@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MUPI (private instruction)
MUS 503A
MUS 503B
 
This is minor is available to students who are pursuing a B.M. or B.A. in Music. Acceptance into the Conducting minor is based on performance in Basic Conducting in the second semester of the sophomore year.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

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Neuroscience

School: Arts and Sciences

Department: Interdisciplinary

Contact: Dr. Nancy Adleman, Psychology (adleman@cua.edu) or Dr. Sahana Kukke, Biomedical Engineering (kukke@cua.edu)

Courses:

Each student will be required to take six classes in at least 2 departments.

One of the two following courses must be completed (only one may be counted towards the minor):

·       BIOL 105: Mechanisms of Life I

·       BIOL 232: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

At least one of the following two courses must be completed (both may be counted towards the minor):

·       PSY 304: Brain and Behavior

·       BE 421: Neural Control of Movement

Elective courses (3 or 4):

·       PSY 345: Clinical Neuroscience

·       PSY 371: Sensation & Perception

·       PSY 375: Psychology of Memory

·       PSY 376: Cognitive Psychology

·       PSY 385: Psychology of Brain Injury

·       PSY 446: Cognitive Disabilities

·       SSS 653: Attachment Theory and Neurobiology

·       BE 528: Rehabilitation Engineering

·       BE 581: Medical Imaging

·       CSC 530: Introduction to Data Analysis

·       CSC 551: Pattern Recognition

·       CSC 583: Geometry Processing in Computer Graphics and Vision

·       Students may do 3 units of Independent Study, Research, or Internship in a Neuroscience-related field (after approval) as an Elective course. The following course listings can be used: PSY 493 (because this is a one-credit option, it would be necessary for students to complete 3 semesters of PSY 493), PSY 495, ENGR 494.

Additional courses may be considered for elective credit – consult with a Neuroscience faculty advisor. 

**Students who are interested in the minor should schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Kukke or Dr. Adleman.**

 

 

Piano (music majors only)

School: Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
Contact: Dr. Ivo Kaltchev (kaltchev@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MUPI (private instruction)
MUS 153 (154) or MUS 155 (156)
Two Piano Literature electives
MUS 499C
 
This is minor is available to students who are pursuing a B.M. or B.A. in Music with a major in an area outside piano performance. Students must audition to be accepted into the Piano minor.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

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Philosophy

School: Philosophy
Contact: Dr. Matthias Vorwerk (vorwerk@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
PHIL 201
PHIL 202
Two courses from the following list (Area I):
PHIL 301, 303, 309, 310, 311, 332, 333, 351, 403
Two courses from the following list (Area II):
PHIL 305, 308, 313, 315, 317, 328, 329, 331, 334
 

Learn more about this minor from the School of Philosophy.

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Physics

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Physics
Contact: Dr. Abhijit Sarkar (sarkar@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
PHYS 215
PHYS 216
PHYS 507
Three additional PHYS courses (PHYS 225 and 226

may count together as one of these courses) 

Students interested in a physics minor are encouraged to take the Honors sections of PHYS 215 and 216. However, this is not a requirement to obtain a minor in physics.

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Physics.

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Politics

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Politics
Contact: Dr. Matthew Green (greenm@cua.edu)
 
Politics Minor:
POL 111
POL 112
POL 211
One POL elective
Two additional POL courses at or beyond 212, in one
of the following concentrations:
American
World
Theory
 
Politics Pre-Law Minor:
POL 111
POL 112
POL 211
POL 220
POL 323 or 324
Two additional courses from the following list: 
POL 323, 324, 402, 404, 415, 462, 510, 553, 578, 584, 585
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Politics.

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Psychology

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology
Contact: Dr. Carol Glass (glass@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
PSY 201
One course from three of the following four areas:
Experimental
Clinical
Developmental
Social/Personality
Two PSY electives
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Psychology.

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Sociology

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Sociology
Contact: Dr. Enrique Pumar (pumar@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
SOC 101 or SOC 102
SOC 202
SOC 352

Three SOC electives (can be used to concentrate in one of the three tracks)

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Sociology.

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Theology and Religious Studies

School: Theology and Religious Studies
Contact: Dr. William Mattison (cua-strs-undergraduatedean@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
TRS 201

Five additional TRS courses at any level

Learn more about this minor from the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

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Asian Studies

Department: Interdisciplinary
Contact: Dr. Margaret Ann Kassen (kassen@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
CHN 203
CHN 204
Four additional elective courses in at least two different
disciplines, offered by at least two different departments
 
Students may elect to take a courses outside CUA for languages not currently offered at CUA (Japanese, Korean, etc.). At least one of the electives must be taken at CUA.
 

Learn more about this minor at asia.cua.edu.

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Computer Science

School: Engineering
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact: Dr. Ozlem Kilic (kilic@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
CSC 123
CSC 223
CSC 280
Three additional courses from the following list:
CSC 210, 212, 363, 370, 411, 442
 
At least two courses must be taken at or beyond the 300 level.
 

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Global Migration Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Anthropology and Sociology
Contact: Dr. Enrique Pumar (pumar@cua.edu) or Dr. Jon Anderson (anderson@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
One research methods course from the following list:
SOC 202, ANTH 201, SOC 301
Four elective courses from the following list:
ANTH 217, 355
SOC 361, 365
HIST 229, 360,
SPAN 310, 312, 313, 356
POL 501, 557A
TRS 330
Independent research (ANTH 493, SOC 493) or internship (ANTH 495, SOC 495)
 
A maximum of two elective courses may be taken in the same department, and a maximum of two courses may be taken in the student's major department. A maximum of two courses may be completed while studying abroad, as approved by the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology.
 

Learn more about this minor from Global Migration Studies.

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Interdisciplinary Minor

Contact: Dr. Kerstin Gaddy (gaddy@cua.edu)
 
Proposal:
Students interested in creating their own minor must submit a written proposal to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The proposal should include a name for your minor, a list of courses, and your rationale for grouping these courses into a minor.
 
Courses:

Your proposal should include a list of six courses from two to three different departments.

Learn more about this minor from advising.cua.edu

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Islamic World Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Interdisciplinary
Contact: Dr. Jon Anderson (anderson@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
HIST 309
ANTH 310
Four elective courses from the following list:
ANTH 390
ARAB 103, 104
ART 341
HIST 309C, 311B
PHIL 334
POL 326, 327
SEM 241, 242, 247, 545, 546
SPAN 326, 360
TRS 395, 398
 
Learn more about this minor from the Islamic World Studies Program.
 

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Latin American and Latino Studies

Department: Interdisciplinary
Contact: Dr. Sandra Barrueco (barrueco@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
Six courses from the list of LALS approved courses
 
Courses must be distributed among at least three different departments or schools. No more than two courses may overlap between the student's major and the LALS requirements.

Learn more about this minor from the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
 

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Medieval and Byzantine Studies

Department: Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Contact: Dr. Lilla Kopár (kopar@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MDST 201
Three additional courses in each of the following distributions:
History and Social Structures
Thought and Worship
Cultural and Artistic Expressions
Two electives
 

All elective courses and distribution courses must be chosen from the list of approved courses. HSHU 102 may be subsituted for MDST 201 with the director's approval.

Learn more about this minor from the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies.

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Peace and Justice Studies

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Interdisciplinary
Contact: Dr. William Barbieri (barbieri@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
POL 226
SOC 102 or 226
TRS 334 or 381
Three electives from one of the following tracks:
Peacemaking in Theory and Practice
Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation
World Conflict and Cooperation
 

See the list of approved electives for courses that fulfill the requirements for each of these tracks. Courses that are counted toward a student's major may not count toward the Peace and Justice Studies minor. Courses taken while studying abroad must be approved by the director.

Learn more about this minor from the Peace and Justice Studies Program.

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Sustainability

School: Architecture and Planning and Arts and Sciences
Contact: Chris Grech (grech@cua.edu) or Patricia Galindo (galindo@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
One course in each of the following categories:
Ethics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Sustainable operations and practices

Two electives

See the list of approved courses for each of the four categories. Elective courses should be drawn from categories A and D of this list. An internship may be counted for credit in the Sustainable Operations and Practices category, with the advisor's approval.

Learn more about this minor from the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Rhetoric and Writing

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: English and Media Studies
Contact: Dr. Stephen McKenna (mckennas@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MDIA 301/ENG 430
Two advanced writing courses from the following list:
ENG 301 or 302 (not both)
ENG 326, 327
MDIA 330
Three electives from the following list:
PHIL 301, 313, 315
ENG 324, 419

MDIA 333, 335, 336, 339, 394, 419, 424, 430

Learn more about this minor from the Department of Media Studies.

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Digital Art and Design Certificate

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Art
Contact: Jonathan Monaghan (monaghanj@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
DAD 101/ART 231
One of the following core courses:
ART 232, 235, 315, 329, 383, 386
LSC 322/522
MDIA 302
ARPL 102
Four elective courses
 
Elective courses may be drawn from the list of core courses or from an approved list of digital production-based courses.
 

Learn more about this certificate from the Department of Art

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European Studies Certificate

Department: European Studies
Contact: Dr. Daniel García-Donoso (garciadonoso@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
EURO 201
EURO 202 or 203
Four elective courses
Language proficiency at the 204 level in a modern European language other than English

Study abroad in European country

See the list of approved courses for elective classes. Courses not listed (including transfer credits and courses taken whily studying abroad) must be approved. Elective courses must be from at least two different departments, and a minimum of two courses must be from departments outside the student's major.  

Learn more about this certificate from the European Studies Program.

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Irish Studies Certificate

Department: Irish Studies
Contact: Dr. Gregory Baker (bakerg@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
IRSH 101
IRSH 102
IRSH 360/ENG 360
One of the following history classes:
IRSH 225A/HIST225A
IRSH 25B/HIST 225B
IRSH380/HIST 380
Four elective courses
Study abroad in Ireland

See the list of approved courses for elective classes. Courses not cross-listed with the Irish Studies designation (IRSH) must be approved. The elective courses must be from at least two different departments, and a minimum of two courses must be from departments outside the student's major.
 

Learn more about this certificate from the Irish Studies Program.

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Islamic World Studies Certificate

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Interdisciplinary
Contact: Dr. Jon Anderson (anderson@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
HIST 309
ANTH 310
Qualification in advanced intermmediate Arabic
(either in ARAB 203-204 or by examination)
Four elective courses from the following list:
ANTH 390
ART 341
HIST 309C, 311B
PHIL 334
POL 326, 327
SPAN 326, 360
SEM 247, 545, 546

TRS 395, 398

Elective courses must be from at least two different departments, and a minimum of two courses must be from departments outside the student's major. 

Learn more about this certificate from the Islamic World Studies Program

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Latin American and Latino Studies Certificate

Department: Interdisciplinary
Contact: Sandra Barrueco (barrueco@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
Two core courses from the following list:
HIST 371B
POL 350
SPAN 301
Four elective courses
Language proficiency (SPAN 204 or 211)
 
See the list of approved courses for elective classes. Courses not listed must be approved. Language courses do not count as electives. Courses must be distributed among at least three different departments or schools. A minimum of two courses must be from departments outside the student's major. No more than two courses may overlap between the student's major and the LALS certificate requirements.

Learn more about this minor from the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
 

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Pastoral Ministry Certificate

School: Theology and Religious Studies
Contact: Dr. William Mattison (cua-strs-undergraduatedean@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
TRS 201
TRS 355
One course from the following list:
TRS 357
TRS 358
TRS 359
TRS 453

TRS 495

This certificate program is available to students who are Theology majors or minors. An application, statement of purpose, and recommendation are required.

Learn more about this minor from the School of Theology and Religious Studies.
 

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Spanish for Healthcare Certificate

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Modern Languages and Literatures
Contact: Jennifer Maxwell (maxwellj@cua.edu)
 
Basic:
SPAN 107
SPAN 108
SPAN 207
SPAN 208
One additional course from the following list:
SPAN 277/577, 307, 308, 402, 495B
SSS 326, 570
PSY 384, 387
ANTH 355, 541/741
Health Studies Summer Program with IES Abroad
 
Advanced:
Five courses from the following list:
SPAN 277/577, 307, 308, 402, 495B
SSS 326, 570
PSY 384, 387
ANTH 355, 541/751

Health Studies Summer Program with IES Abroad

Learn more about this minor from the Spanish for Healthcare Certificate Program

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Video Production and Digital Storytelling

School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Interdisciplinary
Contact: Dr. Stephen McKenna (cua-strs-undergraduatedean@cua.edu)
 
Courses:
MDIA 302
MDIA 312
One media narrative elective
Three production electives
 

Learn more about this certificate from the Video Production and Digital Storytelling Program.
 
See the list of approved courses for media narrative and production elective classes. Courses not listed must be approved. Because of potential overlap between the Digital Art and Design and the Digital Video certificate, students should choose one certificate. Courses must be taken in two or more departments, with no more than four courses from a single department. Course selection will be done in consultation with the video certificate advisor.
 
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