Minor Program Options

Accounting
Program Credits
15

The accounting minor introduces students a critical skill of understanding the "language of business." Students will learn about financial statements, understand business processes, cost, and taxation, and be able to apply technologies commonly used in the accounting practice. The minor pairs well with any major: engineering, CIS, health care etc. as accounting is a critical skill in any kind of businesses or organizations.

Course Information

Required Courses: ACCT2030, ACCT2060
Pick two electives from: ACCT3030, ACCT3060 , ACCT3100, ACCT3110
Pick one elective from: ACCT3040, ACCT3100, ACCT3110, ACCT4100, ACCT4110

Advertising
Program Credits
15

The advertising minor provides students the opportunity to develop their creative and analytic skills, broaden their writing capabilities and enhance their ability to craft messages relevant to target audiences. The minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in news and sports communication, strategic communication, organizational leadership, media arts, business, or marketing.

Course Information

Required Courses: COMM2015, COMM3050, COMM4050
Pick one elective from: COMM3110, COMM3075, MARK3100, COMM3110
Pick one elective from: COMM3301, COMM3030

Alternative Energy & Sustainability - Business Track
Program Credits
15

The minor in alternative energy and sustainability presents the broad concept of energy and links it to the need for finding renewable sources of energy to put the planet, society, and the environment on the path to a more sustainable future. The students have an opportunity to explore the fundamental concepts of energy, green buildings and green buildings certifications, conventional and unconventional sources of energy, alternative energy technology, and energy conversation, storage, and transportation. Additionally, the latest trends and critical issues in energy and sustainability are embedded in each course and explored further in the format of a research seminar.

Course Information

Pick one elective from: ENGR1022, ENVS1022, ENGR1024, ENVS1024
Pick one elective from: ENGR1023, ENGR1024, ENVS1024, ENGR1023, PHYS1023
Pick one elective from: ENGR4112, ENVS4112, ENVS1024, ENGR1024
Pick one elective from: ECON3060, MARK4700, ECON3060
Pick one elective from: MGMT3750, MARK4700

Alternative Energy & Sustainability - Engineering, Mathematics, & Science Track
Program Credits
15

The minor in alternative energy and sustainability presents the broad concept of energy and links it to the need for finding renewable sources of energy to put the planet, society, and the environment on the path to a more sustainable future. The students have an opportunity to explore the fundamental concepts of energy, green buildings and green buildings certifications, conventional and unconventional sources of energy, alternative energy technology, and energy conversation, storage, and transportation. Additionally, the latest trends and critical issues in energy and sustainability are embedded in each course and explored further in the format of a research seminar.

Course Information

Pick one elective from: ENGR1022, ENGR1024, ENVS1024, ENVS1022
Pick one elective from: ENGR1023, ENVS1024, ENGR1023, ENGR1024, PHYS1023
Pick one elective from: ENGR4112, ENVS4112, ENVS1024, ENGR1024
Pick one elective from: ENGR2012, ENVS2012, ENGR4022, ENGR2012, GEOL4022
Pick one elective from: ENGR3022, GEOL4022, ENVS3022, ENGR4022, ENGR3022

Biology
Program Credits
20

The biology minor gives students the opportunity to experience a broad introduction to the biological sciences. This minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in STEM or healthcare fields but may be taken by any undergraduate student who wishes to explore biological sciences further.

Course Information

Required Courses: BIOL1310 and BIOL1315, BIOL2310 and BIOL2315
Pick one elective from: BIOL1210 and BIOL1215, BIOL1220 and BIOL1225, BIOL2370, BIOL2470, BIOL2480, BIOL2550, BIOL2570, BIOL2580, BIOL3370 and BIOL3375, BIOL3640, BIOL3670, BIOL3680, BIOL2380, ENVS2500
Pick one elective from: BIOL1210 and BIOL1215, BIOL1220 and BIOL125, BIOL2370, BIOL2380, BIOL2470, BIOL2480, BIOL2570, BIOL2580, BIOL3370 and BIOL3375, BIOL3640, BIOL3670, BIOL3680, ENVS2500 and ENVS2550
Pick one elective from: BIOL1210 and BIOL1215, BIOL1220 and BIOL1225, BIOL2570, BIOL2580, BIOL3370 and BIOL3375, BIOL3640, BIOL3670, BIOL3680, ENVS2500, ENVS2550
Pick one elective from: BIOL1210 and BIOL1215, BIOL1220 and BIOL1225, BIOL2370, BIOL2380, BIOL2470, BIOL2480, BIOL2570, BIOL2580, BIOL3375 and BIOL3370, BIOL3640, BIOL3670, BIOL3680, ENVS2500, ENVS2550

Biomaterials & Medical Manufacturing
Program Credits
16

The biomaterial and medical manufacturing minor provides students with broad knowledge of biomedical engineering and medical device design. This minor would be a great compliment to any engineering or science major.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENGR2510, ENGR3510, ENGR4510, ENGR4520, ENGR4801

Business
Program Credits
18

The business minor complements any major and delivers a foundational understanding of business and apply this to their specific field. The course work includes core competencies including accounting, finance, and management, as well elective courses such as human resource management, organizational behavior, international business, and principles of microeconomics.

Course Information

Required Courses: ACCT2030, ACCT2060, FINA3000, MGMT2000
Pick two electives from: ECON1030, MGMT3400, MGMT3600, MGMT3050, MARK2000

Chemistry
Program Credits
12

The chemistry minor gives students the opportunity to experience a broad introduction to the disciplines within the field of chemistry. This minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in STEM or healthcare fields but may be taken by any undergraduate student who wishes to explore chemistry further.

Course Information

Required Courses: CHEM1210 and CHEM1215, CHEM2210 and CHEM2215, CHEM2320 and CHEM2325, CHEM2420 and CHEM 2425, CHEM3220 and CHEM3225, CHEM3500 and CHEM3550

Computer Information Systems
Program Credits
18

The computer information systems minor gives students the skills to manage modern information systems and use those systems to store and process data for organizations of all sizes. Students will learn introductory programming, networking, and systems design skills, and gain an in-depth understanding as well as the practical skills to function as a systems analyst or designer.

Course Information

Required Courses: INFS2120, INFS2470,  INFS3210, INFS3220, INFS3230
Pick one elective from: Any INFS2000-4000 level course

Creative Writing
Program Credits
15

The creative writing minor emphasizes concise and effective storytelling and writers’ ability to see the world through others’ eyes and to express those alternate visions with clarity and compassion by preparing students to write, edit, publish, and disseminate works across a variety of genres and media. Students have the opportunity to submit their work for publication, publish their own and others’ work, organize public and mediated literary readings, create original podcasts and radio shows, and to meet, interview, and network with publishing writers.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENGL3020, ENGL4200
Pick three electives from: ENGL2010, ENGL2050, ENGL3200, ENGL4010

Criminal Justice
Program Credits
18

Students who minor in criminal justice explore how social control is constructed, legislated, and, implemented into our daily lives. This minor offers the ability to study the profession from a 360-degree perspective. This wide view allows students to gain knowledge, skills and abilities that is advantageous for students majoring in psychology, cyber security, education, and, political science. Criminal justice complements many of RMU’s majors.

Course Information

Required Courses: CRMJ1010, CRMJ2010, CRMJ2020, CRMJ3050, CRMJ3220
Pick one elective from:  CRMJ2030, CRMJ2040, CRMJ3020, CRMJ3030, CRMJ3040, CRMJ3060, POLS2020, POLS3060

Cyberforensics
Program Credits
18

Students in the cyberforensics minor learn the appropriate techniques used to detect, respond to, and prevent network intrusions. The minor exposes students to broader concepts such as the responsible use of resources, the appropriate management of risks, and the alignment of information technology with the organization.

Course Information

Required Courses: INFS3120, INFS3170, INFS3190, INFS3220
Pick two electives from: INFS3110, INFS3191, INFS3222, INFS3223

Cybersecurity
Program Credits
15

The cybersecurity minor prepares students to identify and address cybersecurity threats. Minors develop the skills needed to recognize cyber breaches and propose a response and recovery plan. This minor provides students with the skills to manage, prevent, and also respond to cyber incidents that are bound to happen in diverse sectors.

Course Information

Required Courses: INFS3110, INFS3222, INFS3223, INFS3235
Pick one networking course: INFS3230, INFS3231

Data Analytics
Program Credits
18

The data analytics minor welcomes students from all majors to develop in demand skills in data collection, analysis, application, and management of data to make better decisions. Students will learn to uncover actionable insights that will provide businesses a competitive advantage in a data-driven world.

Course Information

Required Courses: INFS2120, INFS3220, INFS4240
Pick three electives from: INFS3510, INFS3710, INFS4220, INFS4260, INFS4630

Documentary Studies
Program Credits
18

The minor in documentary studies gives students the opportunity to examine storytelling with a critical and historical lens, to broaden their film production capabilities, and to enhance their creativity through coursework. This minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in strategic communication, news and sport communication, as well as PR & advertising, or marketing, but may be taken by any undergraduate student who wishes to explore documentary film further.

Course Information

Required Courses: ARTM1850, ARTM1860, ARTM2480
Pick three electives from: ARTM1840, ARTM2010, ARTM2410, ARTM2430, ARTM3330, ARTM3420, ARTM3530, ARTM3470, ARTM4480, ARTM4490, NSSC2500

Economics
Program Credits
15

Earning a minor in economics is a way to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Whether it is employing incentives, weighing costs and benefits, determining the most efficient use of resources, or critically thinking about problems, economists have a set of tools that are sought-after in today’s job market. Lawyers, medical professionals, engineers, teachers, psychologists, along with every walk of business, use economics every day. By picking up a minor in economics you will demonstrate you can bring these skills to the job on day one.

Course Information

Required Courses: ECON1010, ECON1030
Pick three electives: Any ECON 3000-4000 courses

Education
Program Credits
18

The education minor gives students an opportunity to get an overview of the educational system including the foundations of general and special education, educational psychology and technology. This minor complements any major that has a teaching or training component such as psychology or business.

Course Information

Required Courses: EDUC2000, EDUC2100, EDUC2200, PSYC3500, PSYC1010, SPED3010

English Studies
Program Credits
15

The minor in English studies allows students to select five courses (one of which can include the required general education CORE literature course). The minor is designed to improve students' critical reading and writing abilities, skills highly sought by many employers. With the flexibility to choose from a variety of ENGL courses, students can mix writing and literature classes, as well as exploring coursework in linguistics, grammar, and persuasion.

Course Informations

Pick five electives from: Any ENGL1000-4000 courses

Environmental Epidemiology
Program Credits
16-17

The study of environmental epidemiology is concerned with determining how environmental exposures impact human health. It seeks to understand how various external risk factors may predispose to or protect against disease, illness, injury, developmental abnormalities, or death. Although open to any student, the minor has been specifically designed to be completed by students enrolled in a science, engineering, nursing, advanced medical imaging, or health science program.

Course Information

Required Courses: BIOL1620, ENVS1170, BIOL1640, STAT2110, BIOL2620
Pick one elective from: BIOL23870, BIOL2390, ENVS2500, BIOL1040, BIOL3640

Environmental Science
Program Credits
18

A minor in environmental science would allow students, not already majoring in Environmental Science, to take additional courses that would help prepare them for jobs or graduate programs in the environmental sciences or related business markets. This minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in STEM or healthcare fields but may be taken by any undergraduate student who wishes to explore environmental sciences further.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENVS2500 and ENVS2550, GEOL1000 and GEOL1015, METE1000 and METE1050
Pick one elective from: CHEM3500 and CHEM3550, ENVS4100, ENVS4460, ENVS4470, ENVS4480, GELO4000, METE3000
Pick one elective from: CHEM3500 and CHEM3550, ENVS4450, ENVS4460, ENVS4470, ENVS4480, GEOL4000, METE3000

Finance
Program Credits
15

The finance minor allows student to take additional courses in finance in preparation for a career. This minor works well with any business major as well as majors such as actuarial science and economics. A deeper knowledge of finance is likely to make any graduate more qualified in the job market.

Course Information

Required Courses: FINA3000, FINA3100, FINA3150 or FINA3500, FINA3200
Pick elective from: FINA3150, FINA3500, FINA4400, FINA4260, FINA4600, ACCT3110, FINA3300, FINA3050

Forensics
Program Credits
18

The forensics minor explores the increasing interest in forensic science by introducing students to the interdisciplinary nature of forensic investigation. This includes criminal justice courses such as investigation, and criminalistics coupled with the biological and genetic aspects of solving crime. Forensics complements many of RMU’s majors.

Course Information

Required Courses: CRMJ3050, POLS2020, CHEM2100, CRMJ3230, BIOL2100
Pick one elective from: PSYC3840, BIOL1310, ANTH1010, ARTM2005

Graphic Design
Program Credits
15

The graphic design minor gives students the opportunity to develop their visual communication skills, to broaden their problem-solving capabilities and to enhance their creativity through coursework in design, illustration and typography. This minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in strategic communication, PR & advertising, or marketing, but may be taken by any undergraduate student who wishes to explore graphic design further.

Course Information

Required Courses: ARTM1020, ARTM2020, ARTM2110 
Pick one elective from: ARTM2115, ARMT2120
Pick one elective from:  ARTM1830, ARTM2210, ARTM3110, ARTM3150, ARTM3195

Health Services Administration
Program Credits
15

The health service administration minor is a beneficial minor for students interested in administration within their major. The minor is composed of three required HSA overview courses with two elective courses chosen by the student. The elective courses include law and ethics, quality management and performance improvement, data analytics, policy, strategic planning, accounting, marketing or human resources. The minor provides the student with career advantage compared to those professionals without the minor applying for administrative positions. Common majors interested in the minor are nursing, nuclear medicine, pre-med, business, communication, organizational leadership and engineering.

Course Information

Required Courses: HSAM1275, HSAM2300, HSAM2350
Pick two electives from: HSAM2400, HSAM3150, HSAM3300, HSAM3600, HSAM3700, HSAM4200, HSAM4800, HSAM4820

Healthcare Informatics
Program Credits
18

The healthcare informatics minor equips students with the skills to utilize health information systems in various healthcare related organizations. Students learn about the opportunities that IT presents to the healthcare field. Upon completion of the minor, students are able to implement domain specific best practices in planning and designing health care informatics. Students who wish to gain an understanding of health informatics are welcome to enroll in this minor.

Course Information

Required Courses: INFS3220, INFS4240, HSAM1275
Pick one elective from: INFS2120, INFS2130, INFS2140, INFS2150, INFS2151, INFS2160, INFS2184
Pick one elective from: HSAM2400, HSAM3400, INFS3222, INFS3440, HSAM2400, HSAM3150
Pick one elective from:  INFS3222, INFS3440, HSAM3150, HSAM3400

History
Program Credits
18

The history minor emphasizes data gathering, management of time and resources, and the ability to take divergent types of information to create a direct and cogent analysis. In the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, graduates who minor in history tend to be well-positioned as project managers, researchers, and team leaders. While many do go on to careers in public service, such as foreign affairs and community organizations, at least as many find success in the business world, particularly in the fields of international law and trade.

Course Information

Pick one elective from: HIST1100, HIST1200
Pick one elective from: HIST1700, HIST1800
Pick four electives from: HIST2000-4000 courses

Human Resource Management
Program Credits
18

Students minoring in human resource management enter an organization ready to develop solutions regarding people management from recruitment/retention, compensation/benefits, through career planning. Classroom discussions examine emerging strategies and the ever-changing terrain of employment laws provide students with a broad perspective ready to support employee engagement to achieve company goals. Students majoring in management, psychology or the social sciences who want to work in the recruitment, labor relations or compensation/benefit industries find coursework in this minor provides them with a fundamental knowledge necessary to succeed.

Course Information

Required Courses: MGMT2000, MGMT3600, MGMT3700, MGMT4205
Pick one elective from: MGMT4270, MGMT3180, MGMT4180
Pick one elective from: MGMT3800, MGMT3960, MGMT3970, MGMT4105, MGTM4540, MGTM4550

Industrial Engineering
Program Credits
15

The minor in industrial engineering program prepares big-picture thinkers who organize people, material, information, equipment and energy to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems. Students gain strong skills in logistics engineering and enter the workforce prepared for warehouse systems, transportation networks, materials handling devices, and industry supply chains.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENGR2500, ENGR3500, ENGR3800, ENGR3900, ENGR4200

International Studies
Program Credits
18

The international studies minor is beneficial to all majors who are interested in contemporary global issues, societies and cultures. The interdisciplinary program enables students to explore international topics and research from cross-cultural, transnational perspectives. It examines how global, regional, and domestic factors influence relations throughout the rapidly changing world.

Course Information

Required Courses: GEOG1020, HIST1800, HIST3700, POLS1030, POLS1040
Pick one elective from: HIST2600, HIST3280, POLS3040, POLS4040

Journalism
Program Credits
15

The journalism minor provides students the opportunity to develop their media writing and reporting skills, deepen their understanding of media ethics, further their understanding of diversity practices within media organizations, employ technology tools appropriate to the industry, and enhance their ability to craft messages relevant to target audiences. The minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in organizational leadership, professional writing, public relations and advertising, media arts, or sport management.

Course Information

Required Courses: JRNL3020
Pick one elective from: JRNL2015, JRNL3031, JRNL3055, JRNL3100, JRNL3050, JRNL3065, JRNL3340, JRNL4010
Pick one elective from: JRNL2020, JRNL3030, JRNL3031, JRNL3050, JRNL3055, JRNL3065, JRNL3100, JRNL3340, JRNL4010
Pick one elective from: JRNL2035, JRNL3030, JRNL3031,JRNL3050, JRNL3055, JRNL3065, JRNL3100, JRNL3340, JRNL4010
Pick one elective from: JRNL2020, JRNL3030, JRNL3031, JRNL3050, JRNL3055, JRNL3065, JRNL3100, JRNL3340, JRNL4010

Legal Studies
Program Credits
18

A legal studies minor provides students with the opportunity to explore how the law impacts all parts of society and everyone's life. This interdisciplinary program is beneficial for students interested in pursuing a career in the law, as well as students who know the importance of understanding the legal system in the U.S. for both personal and professional success.

Course Information

Required Courses: BLAW2000, POLS1020, POLS2020
Pick elective from: BLAW3100, POLS3020
Pick elective from: BLAW3050, CRMJ3220, ECON4200, INFS3170, MGMT3700, POLS3060, PHIL2000, PSYC3840, SPMG3410
Pick elective from: BLAW3050, CRMJ3220, ECON4200, INFS3170, MGMT3700, POLS3060, PHIL2000, PSYC3840, SPMG3410

Materials & Manufacturing Engineering
Program Credits
15

This minor is designed to serve the needs of mechanical, material, biomedical, bioengineering and manufacturing industry. Enrolled mechanical, industrial and biomedical engineering concentrations students at RMU will extend their domain knowledge in materials and manufacturing knowledge including the characteristic of polymer, ceramic and non-ferrous metal, manufacturing process and its application.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENGR3600, ENGR3650, ENGR4180, ENGR4280, ENGR4801

Mathematics
Program Credits
20

The mathematics minor exposes students to a broad range of mathematics courses and concepts. It provides a foundation for problem solving skills and critical thinking in multiple fields but especially in any high level technology or business field.

Course Information

Required Courses: MATH2170, MATH350, MATH3090, MATH3400
Pick one elective from: MATH3030, MATH3200, MATH3420, MATH3440, MATH4060, MATH4100, STAT3150
Pick one elective from: MATH3030, MATH3140, MATH3200, MATH3440, MATH4060, MATH 4000, MATH4100

Mechatronics
Program Credits
21

Mechatronics is the combination of the fields of software, mechanical and electrical engineering. This interdisciplinary minor will allow students to branch into diverse fields for a broader foundation of technical skills. A core set of courses with advanced programming are required to be completed by all students to learn electronics, robotics, controls, and programming for applications in systems and automation. The electives offer options for customization to learn more about software design, programming apps, computer architecture, machine design, and dynamic systems. The number of courses needed to complete the minor is dependent on the student’s major(s). The core coursework is lab intensive, ensuring that students have hands-on experience with mechatronics systems and components.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENGR3140, ENGR4140, ENGR4400, ENGR4700
Pick one elective from: INFS3152, INFS3185
Pick one elective from: ENGR3250, ENGR3410, ENGR3420, ENGR3510, ENGR4100, INFS3115, INFS3116
Pick one elective from: ENGR3410, ENGR3420, ENGR3510, ENGR4100, ENGR4300, INFS3115, INFS3116

Nutrition
Program Credits
15

The nutrition minor gives students the opportunity to experience a broad introduction to the field. Course selections for the minor are designed to provide a science based foundation for nutrition curriculum. The goal of the minor is to contribute to the student's overall understanding of how nutrition relates to science and health. This minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in STEM or healthcare fields but may be taken by any undergraduate student who wishes to explore nutrition further.

Course Information

Required Courses: BIOL1050, BIOL1120, BIOL1130, BIOL1140, BIOL2050

Operations & Project Management
Program Credits
21

The operations and project management minor offers students an opportunity to understand how to manage operations and projects. Operations management develops business processes within and between organizations to transform raw materials or base resources from suppliers to finished goods and services for end users. Projects are often used in real businesses, and managing projects with analytical tools and methods are becoming increasingly important. Very popular in the industry today are projects for process improvement, using statistical process control tools, such as Six Sigma.

Course Information

Required Courses: MGMT2000, STAT2110, MGMT3540, MGMT4560
Pick one elective from: ACCT3060, MARK3500, MGMT3180, MGMT3300, MGMT3950, MGMT4660
Pick one elective from: ACCT3060, MARK3500, MGMT3180, MGMT3300, MGMT4180, MGMT4660
Pick one elective from: ACCT3060, MARK3500, MGMT3180, MGMT3950, MGMT4180, MGMT4660

Organizational Leadership
Program Credits
15

The organizational leadership minor offers students opportunities to understand how to lead and foster change within diverse organizations. Professional ethics, organizational culture, global perspectives and diversity are key components in the coursework. Students apply theories relating to leadership and followership. The minor is an excellent complement to students in all majors, especially if they aspire to assume a leadership role in the future.

Course Information

Required Courses: ORGL2200, ORGL2300, ORGL3200
Pick two electives from: ORGL2000, ORGL3000, ORGL3300, ORGL3700, ORGL3900, ORGL4400

Photography
Program Credits
15

The photography minor allows students to experience the diverse subject of photography through the development of both technical and aesthetic skills. Designed for students of any major interested in using photography as a tool for visual communication. This minor is flexibly designed to complement majors in graphic design, UX/UI, news and sports communication, public relations and advertising and marketing.

Course Information

Required Courses: ARTM2005, ARTM2020, ARTM3300
Pick one elective from: ARTM3300, ARTM3310, ARTM3320, ARTM3330, ARTM3340, ARTM3350, ARTM3390, ARTM1870
Pick one elective from: ARTM1870, ARTM3310, ARTM3320, ARTM3330, ARTM3340, ARTM3390, ARTM3450

Political Science
Program Credits
18

A minor in political science introduces students to the political world, government, global affairs, current events and the ongoings of political behavior. The minor's flexibility of course offerings provide the student with a substantive overview of key questions in political science. The course materials aid students in developing extensive critical thinking skills and reading comprehension.

Course Information

Required Courses: POLS1010, POLS1020, POLS3010
Pick three electives from: Any POLS1000-4000 courses

Professional Writing
Program Credits
15

The minor in professional writing creates a supportive community of writers integrated with the world beyond the university, preparing students to write, edit, publish, and disseminate works across a variety of genres and media, for various audiences and purposes, and in many organizational settings. Writing minors develop professional portfolios of work to illustrate abilities to write effectively in organizational settings ranging from commercial businesses and nonprofits to government agencies and foundations. The program emphasizes understanding the context of writing tasks and concise use of language to meet organizational goals.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENGL3010, ENGL3500, ENGL4200
Pick two electives from: ENGL2010, ENGL2540, ENGL2050, ENGL3025

Psychology
Program Credits
18

The psychology minor is a versatile minor designed to enhance student understanding of human behavior and how it applies to real world settings. The minor, composed of six psychology courses of the student’s choice, can be tailored to fit student interests and is an excellent complement to healthcare related majors, business, criminal justice, sport management, education, technology-based majors, the arts, and the sciences.

Course Information

Pick six electives from: Any PSYC3000-4000 level courses

Public Relations
Program Credits
15

The public relations minor provides students the opportunity to develop their creative and analytic skills, broaden their writing capabilities and enhance their ability to craft messages relevant to target audiences. The minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in news and sports communication, strategic communication, organizational leadership, business or marketing.

Course Information

Required Course: COMM2000
Pick one elective from: COMM3130, COMM3140, COMM3180, COMM3301
Pick one elective from: COMM3130, COMM3140, COMM3180, COMM4010, COMM4040
Pick one elective from: COMM3130, COMM3140, COMM3180, COMM4020, COMM4040
Pick one elective from: COMM3130, COMM3140, COMM3180, COMM4030, COMM4040

Software Design & Development
Program Credits
15

This minor is intended for students in engineering (except those in the software concentration), math, science and other programs who would like to enhance their programming and software development skills to support their fields or for their personal interest. Many students in different fields can find benefit in being more skilled in software development to solve problems in their fields. With automation and inclusion of software-based systems in different fields and industries, it has become important for professionals in those fields to have a good understanding of the software development process and some capabilities to contribute in evaluating, selecting, using, maintaining and possibly writing software solutions.

Course Information

Required Courses: INFS2151, ENGR3410, ENGR3400
Pick one elective from: INFS3152, INFS3185
Pick one elective from: ENGR3420, ENGR4240, ENGR4450

Special Education
Program Credits
15

The special education minor gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of disability as a social construct, and gain knowledge regarding laws and requirements that govern special education. This minor is an excellent complement to education and psychology majors, but may be taken by any undergraduate student with an interest in the disabilities community and special education.

Course Information

Required Courses: EDUC2100, SPED3010
Pick three electives from: SPED3020, SPED3030, SPED3045, SPED3055

Sport Management
Program Credits
15

The minor in sport management provides students with an applied professional content and career development focus within the entertainment, sport and recreation industries. Besides graduates from the sport management program, the industry employs all traditional business majors along with those who have academic majors in the communications area, analytics and social science areas. Career opportunities include business operations, sales and marketing, event and venue management, media and community relations, non-profit, commercial and community recreation.

Course Information

Required Courses: SPMG2010, SPMG2011, SPMG3402
Pick one elective from: SPMG3415, SPMG3021, SPMG3320, SPMG3350, SPMG3610, SPMG3401, SPMG3410, SPGM3420, SPMG4410, SPMG4820
Pick one elective from: SPMG3320, SPMG3350, SPMG3401, SPMG3410, SPMG3415, SPMG3420, SPMG3610, SPMG4410, SPMG4820

Supply Chain Analytics
Program Credits
18

Supply chain analytics is the combination of the fields of supply chain logistics and data analytics. Responding to industry trends and demand, the new Minor of supply chain analytics program will prepare the industrial engineering and the software engineering students to be a data-driven decision maker in a rapidly growing job market with computational skills of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. This program is also suited for any students with a mindset to apply analytics to supply chain fields and be ready to work with supply chain firms.

Course Information

Required Courses: ENGR3080 or ENGR3410, ENGR3800, ENGR3900, ENGR3950, ENGR4030, ENGR4650

Theatre
Program Credits
15

The theatre minor offers a basic understanding of, and critical appreciation for, theatre art and an appreciation of the great traditions of the theatre experience on and off stage. Students learn the ability to place great works of dramatic literature in historical context and to compare and contrast actors’ interpretations of various dramatic scenes.

Course Information

Required Courses: THEA1011, THEA1012, THEA1013, THEA1030, THEA1040
Pick one elective from: Any THEA1000-3000 level courses

Web Design
Program Credits
15

The minor in web design provides students with the knowledge of technologies, computer software, functionality and usability of web sites. The student will learn those aspects specific to visual aesthetics and hierarchy, prototyping, user testing, and development to enhance their ability to develop, create, and manage websites through practical and analytical coursework. This minor is an excellent complement to students majoring in cinema and photography, strategic communication, news and sport communication, English, graphic design, as well as PR & advertising, or marketing, but may be taken by any undergraduate student who wishes to explore web design further.

Course Information

Required Courses: ARTM2020, ARTM2210, ARTM2220, ARTM3210, ARTM3220

Women and Gender Studies
Program Credits
18

A minor in women’s and gender studies provides students in all majors the opportunity to explore inclusion and diversity. This interdisciplinary minor focuses on the complex interaction of gender with other identity markers such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, (dis)ability, religion, etc. Knowledge of gender issues is increasingly important to organizations, which deal regularly with sexual harassment, parental leave, and a wide range of other gender issues.

Course Information

Required Courses: SOSC1010, SOSC2010, SOSC4003
Pick three electives from: ELIT2080, PSYC3650, SOCI3240, SOSC3010