JBU Online Minors FAQs

Learn more about minors available through JBU Online


Q. Am I required to declare a minor? 

A. No. Minors are optional for all JBU Online students.

Q. What’s the difference between an emphasis in the Liberal Arts program and minors?
A. An emphasis in the Liberal Arts program is part of the major courses that anchors that program in a specific discipline. Adding a minor allows students to study subjects outside of the major.

Q. Can I have both an emphasis and a minor?
A. Yes, as long as they are in different disciplines.

Q. How do I declare a minor?
A. You must alert your advisor by completing the Minor Declaration Form. You may submit the form at any point before registering for your last 12 hours of electives.

Q.  Will a minor show on my diploma?
A.  No. It shows on your transcript.

Q.  What are the benefits of a minor?
A.  A minor allows you to explore a new subject area outside of your major. It can place you in a specific niche that can help you stand out.

Q.  Will a minor improve my marketability in the workplace?
A.  Yes. A minor can look great on your resume and can put you ahead of others competing for the same position.

Q. Can I transfer hours into the minor?
A. Yes. A maximum of three (3) hours can transfer in.

Q. What does my GPA in the minor have to be?
A. The minimum grade point average for course work in the minor is 2.0/4.0.

Q.  Can I get a minor in my major field?
A.  No. A JBU Online minor is a formally recognized aggregate of courses in a designated secondary subject area or discipline usually outside of (but often complementing) the student's degree major and in which knowledge is gained in a coherent pattern of courses.

Q. What if hours overlap in my major and minor?
A. Only three (3) hours can overlap to count towards a major and a minor.

Q. Can I pursue multiple minors?
A. Yes, as long as the hours are outside of your major.

A. Can I add or drop a minor after I have started classes?
B. Yes, but you will need to work with your academic advisor to plan accordingly.

A. What minors can I declare?
B. Business, Communications, Leadership, Politics & Ethics, and Psychology