An academic minor may be taken in many departments in the College by students enrolled in a B.A., B.S., or the B.L.A. degree program. The academic minor is optional and must be declared no later than the beginning of the student's senior year.
A minimum of 18 hours is required in the minor area. At least nine of those hours must be upper-division courses. The courses and total number of hours are determined by the department or departments granting the minor. A minimum of nine hours for the minor must be earned at UMKC.
A student interested in a minor should consult a departmental adviser. Minors offered in the College include the following: anthropology; art history; studio art; black studies; chemistry; classical and ancient studies; communication studies; criminal justice and criminology; economics; English writing; English language and literature; environmental studies; family studies; film studies; French; geography; geology; German; gerontology; history; healing and the humanities; Judaic studies; mathematics; philosophy; physics; political science; sociology; Spanish; theater; and women's and gender studies.