Mindfulness Studies Minor


Mindfulness promotes health and wellbeing

The Minor in Mindfulness Studies is open to all majors at the university. The term “mindfulness” refers to maintaining an awareness of the present moment without judgement. Modern-day mindfulness has roots in Eastern spiritual traditions such as Buddhism and Hinduism; after arriving in the West, mindfulness practice became a mostly secular practice used by many to promote health and wellbeing.

The Minor in Mindfulness Studies is designed for students who seek to enrich their understanding of mindfulness practice, including its benefits and potential applications.

Pursuing this minor will complement your knowledge in the related fields of psychology, health sciences, philosophy, and religious studies. However, developing a mindfulness practice and an understanding of the potential benefits and applications of mindfulness may help enrich the lives of students in any major.

Whether you are interested in health, education, or business, by pursuing the Minor in Mindfulness Studies you will learn how to develop a mindfulness practice and explore how to apply mindfulness to your career.

The Mindfulness Minor Studies is housed within the Applied Psychology Department in Bouvé College of Health Sciences and is interdisciplinary in nature, as it includes required courses in Health Sciences (Interdisciplinary), Philosophy, and Religion.

Sample Curriculum

Curriculum subject to change.
For most up-to-date information please refer to the university’s academic catalog.

Program of Studies

Successful completion of the minor requires completion of four courses (minimum 15 credit hours). See the breakdown of required and elective courses below. All coursework must be completed at a minimum grade of C and courses may not be taken Pass/Fail. See below for the required courses.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the Minor in Mindfulness Studies, students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA overall).

To Declare the Mindfulness Studies Minor in Banner add
Conc: MNDS (Mindfulness Studies).

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Need help?

Contact the Bouvé Office of Student Services for assistance with course registration or if you have questions about the minor.

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