Academics

Minors

Civic Engagement and Leadership Minor

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The minor in civic engagement and leadership is for those wishing to become outstanding leaders and citizens. There is a track for Army and Air Force ROTC students and a general track for all others.

Students complete two foundation courses and then build a concentration focusing on topics such as politics and development, conflict resolution, for-profit and non-profit organizational leadership, and human relations.

View course requirements in the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

View requirements for the ROTC track.

Download the tracking sheet for Civic Engagement and Leadership Minor (doc).

Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary environmental studies minor (co-sponsored by the Department of Geography) acquaints students with current environmental problems and gives them the tools of analysis to identify causes and work toward solutions. This interdisciplinary minor draws on classes in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Many of these courses incorporate experiential field learning, providing hands-on opportunities.

View course requirements in the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

Download the tracking sheet for the interdisciplinary environmental studies minor (doc).

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Steinberg, mksteinberg@ua.edu

Natural Resources Management Minor

The natural resources management minor is a course of study for protecting the land, preserving wildlife and our environment, managing outdoor recreation, and preserving scenic beauty. This minor is available to students majoring in either the College of Arts & Sciences or the Culverhouse College of Commerce.

View course requirements in the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

For more information, visit the Natural Resources Management website, or contact Dr. Carl Williams, carl.williams@ua.edu.

Self-Designed Minor

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Non-New College students may create an interdisciplinary 21-hour minor that includes courses from at least two different disciplines. A proposal is required and must be approved by the New College Director.

Students interested in this minor should read the materials below carefully, and then contact the New College office to set up an appointment with Dr. Julia Cherry, New College Director.

Learn more about the self-designed minor in the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

Already have an idea for a minor?

Read the materials on the self-designed minor carefully before completing the Self-Designed Minor form (doc). Email the completed form to Ms. Jamilah Cooper-Bowden, jbowden2@ua.edu, and if you haven’t previously met with Dr. Julia Cherry, request an appointment to discuss your proposal.

Students may also attend one of the weekly walk-in info sessions with Dr. Cherry in 201 Lloyd Hall to learn more and have your general questions answered in person.

Self-Designed Minor Info Sessions

  • Mondays: 10:00 – 10:30
  • Tuesdays: 2:00 – 2:30
  • Thursdays: 10:00 – 10:30

All Info Sessions will be held Virtually via ZOOM for the time being.
Email jbowden2@ua.edu to schedule.