The art history minor is designed to complement the majors in various fields of study, such as art studio, English literature, French, Spanish and philosophy. The program provides experience of art historical and theoretical questions through two introductory survey-style classes and a range of topics-based classes.
The astronomy minor is intended for either non-science majors who wish to explore their astronomical interests, up to and including basic astronomical observation and research, or science majors who wish to augment their major through exposure to astronomy and the planetary sciences.
Human-Animal Studies (HAST) is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field devoted to examining and critically evaluating the relationships between humans and nonhuman animals, be these relationships historical or contemporary, factual or fictional, real or symbolic, beneficial or detrimental.
The Public Policy program combines the knowledge from such theoretical disciplines as economics, political science, sociology and other fields and applies the tools of statistical methods to solve human problems in such diverse areas as education, health care, poverty, civil rights, immigration, the environment, and national security.
Spatial Studies uses multi-dimensional representations of information to help structure problems, find answers, and express solutions. The ability to visualize and interpret relationships through space (be it ‘real' or ‘conceptual') is essential for understanding content and solving problems.