O-H-I-O students

Higher Education and Student Affairs Minor

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The 12-credit hour Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) minor is a great opportunity for you to make meaning of yourself, your experiences and your potential career choices as an undergraduate student at Ohio State.

When you complete the Higher Education and Student Affairs minor, you will gain:

  • Awareness of the experience and specific needs of diverse student populations

  • Insight into student development theories and theorists

  • Historical and philosophical perspectives of student affairs

  • Knowledge of research on college students and their social and physical environments

  • Reflection opportunities for practical work experience in student affairs

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Required courses (6 credit hours)

  • ESHESA 3200 – Who are You and What are You Doing Here? Understanding Self: Epistemic, Identity, and Social Awareness
  • ESHESA 2577 – Diversity and Social Justice in Leadership

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two courses from the following electives to complete the minor credit requirements.

  • ESHESA 2239 – Land-Grant Universities: Mission and Leadership
  • ESHESA 3202 – International Student Experience
  • ESHESA 4201 – The Asian American Student Experience
  • ESHESA 4202 – The Latinx Student Experience
  • KNSISM 4411 – College Sport
  • COMPSTD 2321 – Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • COMPSTD 2332 – Introduction to Latino Studies
  • COMPSTD 2323 – Introduction to American Indian Studies
  • COMPSTD 2367.07 – Religious Diversity in America
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Minor Requirements