“Traveling abroad for our service trip to Guyana, softened my heart. Being able to take a lot in, and deal with a lot of heaviness on this trip has helped me to understand people, and why people commit crime – sometimes because it’s a last resort to be able to eat. Understanding diversity, and being empathetic will be extremely helpful in my career in law enforcement.”
Minor in American Studies
Learn more about America’s past and present from a variety of disciplines to gain a better understanding of culture and society in the United States. The minor in American studies lets you design your own educational experiences while improving your writing, research, and critical thinking skills. The minor is an ideal complement for careers in teaching, law, business, government service, communication, and graduate studies.
Minor in Anthropology
If you’re a natural seeker, a minor in anthropology may be an ideal complement to your education at GCU. Enrich your knowledge of cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology, as well as archaeology. You will excel at conducting research and applying critical thinking to real-world issues.
Minor in Computer Information Systems
Expand your knowledge of computer programming, systems, software, and other technology tools with a minor in computer information systems from GCU. You’ll discover the foundations of computer science and how to apply them in today’s always-plugged-in world.
Minor in Holistic Health
In recent years, holistic health practices have expanded to Western cultures—and are being embraced wholeheartedly alongside traditional medicine principles. Focus on preventing illness and disease, and learn about the whole-person approach that encompasses this dynamic field.
Minor in International Area Studies
Gain a deeper understanding of cultures around the world and how today’s global society affects everyone. The minor in international area studies offers a broad complement to just about any area of study and positions students to better understand how the world works and evolves.
Minor in Latina/o & Caribbean Studies
Refine your language skills and discover more about these cultures from perspectives of sociology, art, music, philosophy, criminal justice, English, French, Spanish, and social work. Material covered in the courses that make up this minor directly represent people from Latina/o and/or Caribbean cultures, providing an authentic academic experience to enhance a broad range of careers.
Minor in Sustainability
Enrich your education and be a force for positive change with a minor in sustainability from GCU. This program explores the interaction between the world’s natural and social systems, and develops your ability to deploy innovative solutions to cultivate a more sustainable world on a social, political, environmental, and personal level.
Minor in Women’s Studies
Go beyond understanding the roles women have played in the world throughout the past, present, and future. Given GCU’s history as a women’s college and a Mercy University, it’s an ideal place to sharpen your knowledge in this area.