For an 18-credit minor in Black studies, students must complete the following:
- Five courses drawn from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; no more than three courses can come from any one of these areas. The five courses must represent three different disciplines. At least three must be "focus" courses; the other two may be "component" courses.
The final 3 credits will be taken at the 300 level and requires writing and defending a research paper dealing with some aspect of the African Diaspora. Students can either sign up for BL 398 Independent Study/Research or select one of the 300 level courses listed below. If they select one of the existing 300 level offerings, students are required to declare it as their capstone course to the program director and take on the added responsibility of meeting with the director and participating in a final defense of their work before the Black Studies committee.