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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.
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Why Pursue a Minor in Wellness

The Minor in Wellness adds depth to your degree by diving deeper into the principles of health and wellness. When you minor in wellness, you’ll learn skills related to drug use and education, nutrition, fitness concepts, weight management and more.

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Minor in Wellness will take the following courses:

  • Survey of Drugs and Health
  • Survey of Human Nutrition
  • Survey of Human Sexuality
  • Emotional Wellness

Students must also complete 2 additional courses selected from the following:

  • Fitness and Wellness Concepts
  • Personal Health
  • Principles of Weight Management
  • Growth and Development
  • Consumer Health

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.