Bachelor’s Completion Minors

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

Eligibility Requirements

An undergraduate minor requires a minimum of fifteen (15) but no more than eighteen (18) semester hours of undergraduate-level coursework. You may choose from fourteen (14) undergraduate minors, and your completed minor will appear on your academic transcript.

If you do not declare a minor at the time of application for admission, you will need to complete the appropriate minor form in consultation with your designated academic and student support specialist. 

View the complete list of undergraduate minors below, and decide which will best align with your degree and personal interests:

Bachelor’s Completion Minors

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 The Hydrosphere: Oceanography, Ground and Surface 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

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 1200 American History 1: Pre-Contact to Civil War- 3 s.h.
HST 1250 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 Communication

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