This minor will help students prepare for life and work in a global society and will provide the international skills employers expect of our graduates. While it is the intent of this minor to encourage students to spend time abroad and to develop proficiency in a foreign language, neither is required.

Students enrolled in this minor will be able to draw on resources outside the college as well as select from courses offered by the departments in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. At least 12 hours of the total of 21 credit hours required for this minor must be College of ACES courses. At least six credit hours (ACES or non-ACES) must come from 400-level courses.

This minor is administratively based in the ACES Academic Programs. Student advising will take place in this unit. The ACES director of education abroad will work with each student to plan a program of study that consists of a coherent pattern of coursework and other experiences, usually having a geographic or disciplinary focus, and drawing on offerings from each of the following three broad areas:

  • Global Study in the Social Sciences Disciplines
  • Global Study in the Natural Science Disciplines
  • Regional Specialization