Minor In Southwest Borderland Studies

Do you want to add a distinctive component or area of study to your typical academic plan?

A minor in Southwest Borderlands or Mexican American Studies is of particular interest to students pursuing careers in law enforcement, social work, criminal justice, education, international business, ecology, and sociology. Both minors blend policy, history, concepts, and analytical tools. Many of the courses emphasize real-world applications, case studies, experiential learning, and field opportunities.

 A minor in Southwest Borderlands Studies requires eighteen (18) hours. This interdisciplinary minor focuses on sociocultural, economic, demographic and environmental aspects of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. SWBS 2302 Introduction to Southwest Borderlands Studies is required. Students may select from a list of additional courses to complete this minor. The list of applicable courses may be obtained from the program coordinator or Psychology/Sociology department chair (see “Who We Are / Contact Us”). No more than 9 semester hours in any discipline may apply toward the minor. Students may not count the same course toward both a major and a minor.

This page was last updated on: September 29, 2016