UNDERGRADUATE Minors

 



ACCOUNTING MINOR

The Accounting minor focuses on the concepts and principles that are the foundation of accounting. The Accounting minor exposes students to the basic concepts of the accounting framework for recording and reporting of transactions, and the basic principles of financial management. Students will learn how to prepare and analyze financial statements.

ACCOUNTING MINOR 15 crs
ACC111 Financial Accounting 3 crs
ACC211 Managerial Accounting 3 crs
Plus any three of the following:
ACC215 Spreadsheet and General Ledger Applications
ACC301 Cost Accounting
ACC303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC305 Analysis of Financial Statements
ACC315 Fraud Prevention and Examination
ACC325 Forensic Accounting
9 crs


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ART MINOR

Students may seek an academic minor in art. The Art Minor in the visual arts complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by offering an aesthetic and personal exploration of imagery with an understanding of visual art processes, media and skills through a balance of art theory and practice.

ART MINOR 15 crs
ART101 Art History I OR
ART102 Art History II
3 crs
ART105 Drawing 1 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs


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BIOLOGY MINOR

Whether you are discussing a diagnosis from your doctors, investing in a biotechnology firm, or debating science policies, the biological sciences impact all of our lives. The minor in biology gives students a solid foundation in the essential concepts of biological sciences and the process of scientific investigation. Besides becoming more informed citizens, students with a minor in biology will be able to tailor their careers towards industries in the biological and healthcare fields.

BIOLOGY MINOR 15 crs
BIO143 General Biology I
AND BIO143L General Biology I Lab
4 crs
BIO144 General Biology II
AND BIO144 General Biology II Lab
4 crs
BIO/ENV Elective at 200 – 400 Level 3 crs
BIO/ENV Elective at 200 – 400 Level 3 crs
BIO/ENVL Lab Elective at 200-400 Level 1 crs


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CHEMISTRY MINOR

A chemistry minor requires a minimum of 18 credits. Those wishing to include a minor in their curriculum should consult their advisor.

CHEMISTRY MINOR 18 crs
CHM115 General Chemistry I
AND CHM115 General Chemistry I Lab
4 crs
CHM116 General Chemistry II
AND CHM116 General Chemistry II Lab
4 crs
BIO313 Biochemistry 3 crs
ENV300 Toxicology 3 crs
CHM310 Environmental Chemistry
AND CHM310 Environmental Chemistry Lab
4 crs

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR

A Criminal Jusitce minor requires a minimum of 15 credits. Those wishing to include a minor in their curriculum should consult their advisor.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR 15 crs
CRJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 crs
CRJ103 Introduction to Corrections 3 crs
CRJ201 Juvenile Justice 3 crs
CRJ404 Theoretical Criminology 3 crs

CRJ Elective

3 crs

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EDUCATION MINOR

Undergraduate students who pursue a minor in education will gain a strong knowledge base in the area of education and be well-prepared to enter a graduate program or career in in the field of education. The minor in education utilizes many general education courses. This allows students to complement their major coursework with a minor, while completing general education requirements of the degree program.

Note: Completion of a minor will not lead to a license or certificate.
Please note all courses, with the exceptions of the Foundations course, are currently Post offerings

EDUCATION MINOR 15 crs
EDU311 Foundations of Teaching 3 crs
PSY260 Educational Psychology 3 crs
SOC312 Race and Ethnicity 3 crs
PSY201 Human Development 3 crs

Elective (choose one):
PSY310 Learning Theory
PSY320 Language Development in Young Children
CHS203 Children’s Literature and Language Arts
PSY203 Adolescent Psychology
SOC336 Home, School, and Community

3 crs

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ENGLISH MINOR

As an English minor, a student will discover meaning in a variety of literary works and genres, as well creative
writing courses. Pursuing a minor in English equips a student with practical skills in communication, analysis, and social interaction. With the knowledge and abilities developed through the study of English, a student continues the preparation needed for careers in a variety of challenging areas.

Minors require a minimum of 15 credits not including the General Education requirement in English
(ENG110 College Writing and ENG120 College Writing II)

ENGLISH MINOR 15 crs
ENG130 Writing with Literature 3 crs
ENG200 Elective 3 crs
ENG200 Elective 3 crs
ENG300 Elective 3 crs

ENG300 or 400 Elective

3 crs


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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MINOR

Minors require a minimum of 16 credits. Those wishing to include a minor in their curriculum should consult an advisor in the Equine Program.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MINOR 16 crs
ENV121 Environmental Science: A Global Concern 3 crs
AND
ENV121L Environmental Science: A Global Concern Lab
4 crs
ENV420 Ecological Field Methods 3 crs
ENV430 Strategies for Sustainable Development 3 crs
BIO or ENV elective at 200-level or above 3 crs
BIO or ENV elective at 200-level or above 3 crs

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EQUINE STUDIES MINOR

The minor in Equine Studies provides foundational examination of topics in stable management centered on an
understanding of equines and their many roles in human lives. Students may select topics for advanced study in any of the broad range of subject areas offered within the Equine Program. This minor permits any student to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience for a specialty in equine-related aspects of their area of interest or professional preparation.

Minors require a minimum of 16 credits. Those wishing to include an Equine Studies minor in their curriculum should consult an advisor in the Equine Program.

EQUINE STUDIES MINOR 16 crs
EQU161 Stable Management I:
Horse Care and Management (with Lab)
OR
EQU162 Stable Management II:
Facility Design and Operation (with Lab)
4 crs
EQU251 Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse 3 crs
EQU Elective at 200-level or above 3 crs
EQU Elective at 300-level or above 6 crs

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FINANCE MINOR

The Finance minor helps students build skills and capabilities in analyzing, defining, and arriving at viable solutions in financial decision making and planning, and prepares students for careers with financial services firms, brokerage and investment houses, banks, insurance companies, and domestic and international businesses, among other areas.

FINANCE MINOR 15 crs
FIN201 Principles of Finance 3 crs
FIN302 Corporate Finance 3 crs
Plus 3 of the following:
FIN305 Analysis of Financial Statements
FIN306 Personal Financial Planning
FIN401 Insurance and Risk Management
FIN403 Investment Management
FIN407 Business Valuations for Mergersand Acquisitions
FIN411 International Financial Management
9 crs

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FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

The Forensic Psychology minor focuses on the interdisciplinary relationship between psychology and the law. Students are exposed to topics such as the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, insanity and competency, sexual offending, domestic violence, child abuse, criminal behavior, and the death penalty. This minor will help students prepare for careers in law enforcement, forensic science, legal studies, criminal justice and human services.

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY MINOR 15 crs
PSY102 Fundamentals of Psychology II 3 crs
PSY240 Forensic Psychology 3 crs
PSY341 Research Methodology for the Social Sciences 3 crs
PSY395 Special Topics in Forensics Psychology 3 crs
Forensic Psychology Elective
(Either PSY201, PSY203, PSY301, or PSY305)
3 crs

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HUMAN SERVICES MINOR

A Human Services minor requires a minimum of 15 credits. Those wishing to include a minor in their curriculum should consult their advisor.

HUMAN SERVICES MINOR 15 crs
HSV101 Introduction to Human Services 3 crs
HSV200 Intervention Methods 3 crs
HSV260 Social Welfare Policy 3 crs
Choose Two of the Following:
HSV301 Interviewing Methods
HSV309 Theories of Counseling
HSV330 Group Counseling
HSV405 Human Services Administration
HSV460 Human Services Practicum I
6 crs

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INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION MINOR

As an Interactive Communication minor, a student is given a balanced background in theory and practice. Such a minor equips a student with practical skills in oral and written communication, media analysis, and social interaction. With the knowledge and abilities developed through the study of Communication, a student continues the preparation needed for careers in a variety of challenging areas.

INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION MINOR 15 crs
(COM107 Introduction to Communications)  
COM200 Popular Culture 3 crs
COM208 Interpersonal Communications 3 crs
COM300 Introduction to Mass Communications 3 crs
COM301 Mass Media and Society
OR COM302 Media Literacy and Culture
3 crs

COM375 Public Relations
OR COM460 Internship in Communications

3 crs

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LEGAL STUDIES MINOR

The foundational prerequisite course in the Legal Studies minor is LAW 101 Introduction to Law. The remaining four choices can be selected from among any of the specific skills-based paralegal courses along with any of the legal specialty project-based courses. This minor will help students prepare for any profession which requires a practical knowledge of the Law including, but not limited to, careers in business, accounting, criminal justice and human services.

LEGAL STUDIES MINOR 15 crs
LAW101(Prerequisite for other four courses) 3 crs
LAW Electives 12 crs

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MARKETING MINOR

A  minor in marketing requires a minimum of 15 credits. Those wishing to include a minor in their curriculum should consult their advisor.

MARKETING MINOR 15 crs
MKT101 Principles of Marketing 3 crs
MKT203 Sales and Selling Techniques 3 crs
MKT305 Internet & Interactive Media Marketing 3 crs
MKT342 Marketing Research 3 crs
MKT404 Consumer Behavior 3 crs


MATHEMATICS MINOR

A Mathematics Minor on a student’s transcript indicates that a student can think logically, formulate sound arguments and support them with evidence, solve problems, formulate alternative approaches when the initial approach to a problem does not result in a solution, and possesses the skills to identify the essential elements of a problem and apply abstract tools learned in a variety of contexts to solving the problem.

Minors require a minimum of 15 credits with an average grade of “C-” or above. Those wishing to include a minor in their curriculum should consult their advisor.

MATHEMATICS MINOR 15 crs
MAT171 Calculus I 3 crs
MAT172 Calculus II 3 crs
MAT271 Calculus III 3 crs
MAT Elective 220-Level and Above 3 crs
MAT Elective 220-Level and Above 3 crs


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OCEAN CONSERVATION MINOR

The Ocean Conservation minor is designed to expose students to the wonders and vulnerability of the tropical ocean ecosystem. With a foundation in ocean conservation and environmental science, the minor provides students with the scientific analytical skills to critique negative human effects on the tropical marine ecosystem, and assess creative and innovative solutions to these problems. Students will have an opportunity to practice ocean conservation field methods and techniques during class diving trips to tropical waters (Open Water Diver certification is required to dive).

OCEAN CONSERVATION MINOR 15 or 16 crs
ENV110 Exploring Environmental Issues
OR
ENV121 & ENV121L Environmental Science: A Global Concern
3 or 4 crs
ENV240 Ocean Conservation and Management 3 crs
ENV330 Physical Oceanography 3 crs
ENV410 Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration 3 crs
ENV440 Methods in Scientific Diving 3 crs

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PHILOSOPHY MINOR

The Philosophy minor can help the student think critically, reasonably, and carefully. It offers students the opportunity to articulate their own ideas, deepen their self-awareness, develop a humane attitude, and envision alternative ways of looking at things, personally, professionally and as a member of the global community.

PHILOSOPHY MINOR 15 crs
PHL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 crs
PHL203 Ethics 3 crs
PHL301 World Religions 3 crs
Plus Two of the Following:
PHL302 Eastern Philosophy
PHL305 Political Philosophy
PHL309 Understanding Our Universe
6 crs


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PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

The Psychology Minor explores the fundamental principles of psychology and psychological research methods, but  also allows for in-depth study of selected topics in upper level courses including personality psychology, abnormal psychology, child psychology, and forensic psychology. This minor is ideal for preparing students for a career in the helping professions such as counseling, social work, or other related areas of public service.

PSYCHOLOGY MINOR 15 crs
PSY101  Fundamentals of Psychology 3 crs
PSY341 Research Methodology for the Social Sciences 3 crs
PSY200 Level Course 3 crs
PSY300 Level Course 3 crs
PSY400 Level Course 3 crs

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SOCIOLOGY MINOR

A Sociology minor is designed to help students enhance their current program of study and illustrates a student's interest in learning about people within our world. A Sociology minor on a student's transcript reflects a desire to learn about differences among people, inequalities that exist within our world, and how each of us can create change. This 15-credit minor shows that the student wishes to incorporate this knowledge while working with others and within their future career.  Those wishing to include a minor in their curriculum should consult their advisor.

SOCIOLOGY MINOR 15 crs
SOC101 Principles of Sociology     3 crs
SOC301 Social Problems 3 crs
SOC340 Sociological Theory    3 crs
Sociology Elective- 300 level 3 crs
Sociology Elective- 400 level 3 crs

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SPORT MANAGEMENT MINOR

The Sport Management minor (15 credits) in the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business allows students to explore the world of Sport Management. Students will begin with a Foundations of Sport Management course and take subsequent courses, both required and per student interest, to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Each student will complete a Sport Management capstone. The capstone allows students to gain valuable hands-on real world experience in a Sport Management setting.

SPORT MANAGEMENT MINOR 15 crs
SMG101 Foundations of Sport Management 3 crs
SMG301 Sport Marketing 3 crs
SMG451 Sport Management Capstone 3 crs
Plus Two of the Following:
SMG151 Sport in Society
SMG201 Sport and Athletic Administration
SMG251 Sport Event and Facility Management
SMG351 Sport Law
SMG401 Sport Economics
6 crs


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