Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) three units of the minor be taken in residence at the University of Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor; and 3) all courses taken for the minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the minor degree requirements listed below.

Requirements for the Minor

Completion of at least 5.5 units to include:

  1. Any two of EDUC 290, 292, 294, 296, and 298 (0.5 units)
  2. EDUC 419 and 420 (2.0 units)
  3. EDUC 493* (1 unit)
  4. At least two units from among the following courses:
    • AFAM 201 Methods in African American Studies
    • AFAM 346 African American’s and the Law/Constitution
    • AFAM/COMM 370 Communication and Diversity
    • AFAM 401 Narratives of Race
    • PG 304 Race and US Politics
    • PG 314 US Public Policy
    • PG 346 Race in the American Political Imagination
    • PSYC 220 Development Psychology: Prenatal through Childhood
    • PSYC 221 Development Psychology: Adolescence through the End of Life
    • PSYC 222 Lifespan Development (cannot be taken with PSYC 220 or 221)
    • PSYC 225 Social Psychology
    • REL 307 Prisons, Gender, and Education
    • REL 211 Islam in America
    • SOAN 301 Power and Inequality
    • SOAN 305 Heritage Language and Language Policies
    • SOAN 310 Critiquing Education
    • SOAN 370 Disability, Identity, and Power


*Prior to 2018-19, this course/requirement was offered differently, as 491/492.)

For Requirement 4, students may choose to take both courses in the same department or select courses across departments. Students are encouraged to take more than two courses from the list as a way of broadening their perspectives on educational issues.