Minor in Black Studies

Minor Requirements

If you have questions regarding the Black Studies minor or are interested in declaring the minor, please contact Kibby Smith, Academic Advisor, at smithkib@missouri.edu.  

To receive a minor in Black Studies an undergraduate student must complete the following coursework (minimum of 15 hours):

  • BLSTU 1000 Introduction to Black Studies
  • Students must take three (3) hours in each of the areas: Black Politics, Arts, Literature, and Culture, Africa and African Diapsora Studies, and Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Class for a total of nine (12) hours.
  • At least one (1) course must be 3000-level or above. At least two (2) courses must be 2000-level or above. 

Minor Policies

  • A minimum of 15 credits are required to complete the minor.
  • A minimum of 9 hours must be completed at MU.
  • A minimum of 6 credits are required at the 2000 level.
  • A minimum of 3 credits are required at the 3000 level.
  • All required minor coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
  • A minimum minor GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the minor.
  • A minor must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree.
  • Complete the minor form with the department advisor. Then turn the form into the A&S Advisement Center, 107 Lowry Hall for final approval.
  • You cannot use the same coursework for multiple A&S minors.
  • Minor coursework cannot also be used in Foreign Language Alternative.
  • Once an A&S minor is awarded, a student cannot return to MU to complete a major in the same department.


Minor in Black Studies