Constitutional Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 12

Program Code: N240

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for credit in Constitutional Studies including at least 12 hours at the upper-division level.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Classics and Letters.

Required Courses

Qualifying courses in each category will be approved by the Department of Classics and Letters. The list of qualifying courses is available in the Department.

I. Ancient Foundations of Law, Liberty, and Justice: Choose one course3
II. The Philosophical Background of American Constitutionalism: Choose one course3
III. The American Founding: Choose one course3
IV. The Constitutional Legacy in Modern America: Choose one course3
Choose one additional course from the categories listed above3
Total Credit Hours15
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved April 2010