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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
UTSA students participating in civic engagement

Why Pursue a Minor in Civic Engagement?

Adding a Minor in Civic Engagement is a great way to enhance your degree. You will learn and actively participate in your local community through service learning projects.

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Civic Engagement will take the following courses:

  • Foundations of Civic Engagement
  • Civic Leadership Seminar

Students must also complete 12 hours of elective courses. The program offers a variety of elective courses that allow students to explore the diversity of our communities and the systems that affect them.

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.