COVID-19 Status Update

SOST will be operating with limited in person contact over the next several weeks. For contact info, students should contact Krystion Obie Nelson ( for Advising and program/curricular issues or Jolanna Erickson ( with any program administrative questions or concerns. Any course questions should be addressed to the instructor of record first. 

If you would like to declare the minor please email Jolanna Erickson ( with your name and 800#.

University communication will come directly to students via email. Additional resources from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are available here.

Take a closer look at the South

A minor for all majors

Explore the South you thought you knew from historical, cultural, geographical, literary, political, and artistic perspectives. Faculty from a wide range of departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Science take students on a journey throughout the region - you choose your path.


  • Declare anytime: The Southern Studies minor is open to undergraduate students regardless of major and may be declared at any time during studies at UNC Charlotte. 
  • 3 credit hours of Southern Studies (SOST 2100 Intro to Southern Studies); 15 credit hours of electives. See a list of courses to choose from here. You may be closer than you think.

Get more information:

Krystion Obie Nelson, Program Advisor