The Minor in Veterans Studies is a multi-disciplinary program whose course work enhances students’ majors to prepare them to work for or with veterans. It is also designed to encourage and enable veteran students to reflect more deeply on their service experiences. This minor includes a foundation course, a series of elective courses, and a capstone.  Electives may be chosen from four areas, or from any MVS course above the 2000 level.

  • Cultural: exploring perspectives and experiences of veterans through various media
  • Relational: understanding how veterans relate among various aspects of our society
  • Institutional: understanding the context and structure of military service and veteran institutions now and in the past
  • Clinical: establishing effective skills to better serve for, with, and in veteran populations


Alternative elective courses could be included with the consent of the department chair. While it is encouraged, students are not required to limit their electives to a single area.