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ACES International Minor

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 seven departments in the College of ACES. At least 12 of the total 21 credit hours required for this minor must be College of ACES courses. At least 6 credit hours (ACES or non-ACES) must come from 400-level courses. Courses in the minor cannot be completed Credit/No Credit.

This minor is administratively based in ACES Academic Programs. Student advising will take place in this unit.

Required Courses for ACES International Minor

Area Courses Hours
Global Study in the Social Sciences Disciplines Minimum of three, maximum of nine hours selected from:
ACE 251, 411, 435, 451, 455; 3-9 AGCM 320; ANTH 260, 262; BADM 380, 381, 382; ECON 420, 450; EPS 426; FIN 451; GEOG 110, 204, 210, 410; HDFS 220; HIST 258, 259; NRES 287; PS 241, 280, 382, 389; RLST 110; RSOC 443;UP 423
3-9 hours
Global Study in the Natural Science Disciplines Minimum of three, maximum of nine hours selected from:
ANSC 205; ATMS 140; CPSC 116, 431;  HORT 464; NRES 109; PLPA 200, TSM 311
3-9 hours
Regional Specialization

The following four approaches/options can be used (separately or in combinations) to complete this portion of the minor:

1. Academic Credit earned through study or supervised activities outside the U.S. while registered for: ACES 293, 298, 299

2. Completion of one or more of the following courses offered by the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics: ACE 254, 452, 453, 454

3. Completion of courses that are approved by the Area Studies Programs (See Minor Advisor): 

  • Center for African Studies
  • Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • European Union Center

4. Foreign language courses that exceed the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences graduation requirements.

3-9 hours

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ACES International minor advising information contact

Oliver Ferguson
ACES Education Abroad