Undergraduate Minors

Students are encouraged to declare a minor at the College of Professional Studies.

Review your minor's curriculum and course requirements below.

American Politics

Delve into the political landscape in the U.S., with a focus on the ideology behind politics.

Curriculum:

Complete the following:

POL 1300 American Government- 3 s.h.

Complete four of the following:

POL 2315 State and Local Government- 3 s.h.
POL 2320 Political Parties and Interest Groups- 3 s.h.
POL 3310 American Foreign Policy- 3 s.h.
POL 3320 CIvil LIberties- 3 s.h.
POL 3330 Politics and Mass Media- 3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Biology

Research basic biology concepts and gain an appreciation for how biological factors influence populations, communities, and ecosystems.

Curriculum:

BIO 1100/1101 Principles of Biology 1/Lab-  3/1 s.h.
BIO 1200/1201 Principles of Biology 2/Lab-  3/1 s.h.
BIO 2100/2101 Microbiology/Lab-  3/1 s.h.
BIO 2300 Cell Biology-  3 s.h.

Complete one BIO or BTC elective- 3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 18

Business

Focus on curriculum that includes business law, accounting, finance, and management of the workforce in a constantly changing environment.

Curriculum: 

Some courses have specific prerequisites.

MGT 1100 Introduction to Business*-  3 s.h.
ACC 2100
 Financial Accounting-  3 s.h.
FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance-  3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior-  3 s.h.

Complete one ACC, FIN, MGT, or MKT elective-  3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

*Students in Healthcare Management may substitute HMG 1100

Creative Writing

Curriculum:

Choose and complete five of the following:

ENG 3210 Writing for Young Readers -- 3 s.h.
ENG 3220 Writing Poetry -- 3 s.h.
ENG 3230 Writing Fiction -- 3 s.h.
ENG 3240 Writing Nonfiction -- 3 s.h.
ENG 3250 Writing to Inform and Persuade -- 3 s.h.
ENG 4210 Writing for Publication -- 3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Environmental Science

Curriculum:

Complete the following four courses:

ESC 1100 The Geosphere: Physical and HIstorical Geology- 3 s.h.
ESC 1150 The Atmosphere- 3 s.h.
ESC 1200 Water- 3 s.h.
ESC 1250 The Environment and Society- 3 s.h.

Complete one ESC elective:

Total Semester Hours: 15

Graphic Communication

Curriculum:

Complete the following three courses:

ART 2000 Typography: Communicating Content with Form-  3 s.h.
ART 2100 Foundation in Visual Communication-  3 s.h.
ART 2200 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics and Desktop Publishing-  3 s.h.

Complete two of the following courses:

ART 3100 Visual Foundation: Color-  3 s.h.
ART 3110 Electronic Publishing Design-  3 s.h.
ART 4100 Graphic Communication 1-  3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Healthcare Management

Curriculum:

Complete the following two courses:

HMG 1100 Foundations of Healthcare Management -- 3 s.h.
HMG 2100 Healthcare Operations -- 3 s.h.

Complete three HMG electives:

Total Semester Hours: 15

History

Curriculum:

Complete one of the two sequences below:

HST 1100 History of the World 1: Pre-History to the Renaissance- 3 s.h.
HST 1150 History of the World 2: From Renaissance to Present- 3 s.h.

OR

HST 1100 American History 1: Pre-Contact to Civil War- 3 s.h.
HST 1100 American History 2: Reconstruction to Present- 3 s.h.

Complete three HST electives.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Information Technology

Examine how systems are designed and evaluated and have the opportunity to become familiar with applications development tools.

Curriculum:

Complete the following three courses:

ITC 1200 Operating Systems Concepts -- 3 s.h.
ITC 2000 System Analysis and Design -- 3 s.h.
ITC 2200 Networking Foundations -- 3 s.h.

Choose one of the following courses:

ITC 2016 End User Data Analysis Tools -- 3 s.h.
ITC 2300 Database Management Systems -- 3 s.h.

Choose one of the following courses:

ITC 2100 Introduction to Programming (Java)-- 3 s.h.
ITC 2400 Web and Mobile Development -- 3 s.h.
GET 2100 Foundations of Engineering Programming and Analysis -- 3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

International Relations

Curriculum:

Complete the following two courses:

POL 1120 International Relations- 3 s.h.
POL 1200 Comparative Politics- 3 s.h.

Complete three of the following courses:

POL 3126 Global Governance- 3 s.h.
POL 3135 International Conflict and Negotiation- 3 s.h.
POL 3140 International Security- 3 s.h.
POL 3210 Nationalism- 3 s.h.
POL 3220 Democracy in Comparative Politics- 3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Organizational Communication

Curriculum:

Complete the following two courses:

CMN 1100 Organizational Communication- 3 s.h.
CMN 2310 Professional Speaking- 3 s.h.

Complete three of the following courses:

CMN 3320 Public Relations Basics and Practice- 3 s.h.
CMN 3330 Digital Communication and Organizations- 3 s.h.
CMN 3340 Gender and Communication- 3 s.h.
CMN 3350 Intercultural Communication- 3 s.h.
CMN 3360 Crisis Communication- 3 s.h.
CMN 3400 Advanced Organizational Communication- 3 s.h.
CMN 4220 Organizational Communication Measurement and Assessment- 3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Psychology

Examine the various aspects of psychology on an introductory level with an opportunity to focus on developmental progression during a specific time period.

Curriculum:

Complete the following course:

PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology-  3 s.h.

Complete four PSY electives- 12 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Sociology

Curriculum:

Complete the following course:

SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology-  3 s.h.

Complete four SOC electives-  12 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

Technical Communications

Analyze the elements of technical writing and how to develop materials for various mediums, especially the online environment.

Curriculum:

Complete the following course:

TCC 2200 Introduction to Technical Writing-  3 s.h.

Complete four of the following courses:

TCC 3200 Digital and Social Communication Technologies-  3 s.h.
TCC 3210 Technical Editing-  3 s.h.
TCC 3220 Technical Promotional Writing-  3 s.h.
TCC 3230 writing for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries-  3 s.h.
TCC 3240 Proposal and Grant Writing-  3 s.h.
TCC 3450 Writing for the Web-  3 s.h.

Total Semester Hours: 15

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