Enhance your skillset as part of your degree program in a way that can set you ahead in your career. Consider a minor, designed to provide the option of an additional area of specialization that complements but does not overlap your Bachelor’s degree program. All minors consist of five courses that align with a specific topic or content area.
- Addictions Studies
- Adult Learning and Development
- Business Administration
- Counseling Foundations
- Court Advocacy
- Criminal Justice
- Digital Communications and Social Media
- Education Advocacy
- Family Studies
- Global Business
- Health Care Management
- Human Resources
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Wellness and Prevention
This minor introduces the issues associated with supporting people involved with substance use disorder. You’ll study the foundational principles of providing counseling services to individuals with substance use issues, as well as the disease model and characteristic needs of this population.
This minor focuses on issues and methods associated with providing counseling to individuals in distress. You will study the personal and situational factors that can cause individuals to seek counseling. You’ll also gain knowledge of the methods associated with communicating with individuals in distress to help them to solve problems.
Explore the roles of law enforcement, corrections, and criminals within the U.S. criminal justice system. You’ll gain a foundational understanding of the theories and practices of individuals in each aspect of the criminal justice system.
This minor may not be declared by students pursuing the B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Digital Communication and Social Media
The minor in digital communications and social media examines the role of social media in the rapidly evolving world of digital communications. Students will gain an understanding of interactive artifacts through various platforms; and identify trends in communication technologies. This minor is designed to assist the student in application of digital communications to their professional field of study.
Get introduced to the issues associated with supporting individuals who have specific instructional needs. In your courses, you’ll investigate laws, mechanisms of communication, and specific accommodations associated with education of individuals with needs.
Develop entrepreneurship knowledge, skills, and abilities and apply it to a wide range of organizational settings, including startup business, new ventures, and social ventures including not-for-profit organizations. The minor in entrepreneurship is suitable for those who might want to have their own business or work in an entrepreneurial environment.
Explores evolving family structures in contemporary American society. With a foundation in family communication patterns, family life stages, systems theory and family functioning, prepare to support children and families in educational, social, and human service organizations.
Get broad exposure to the global areas of business and the interesting challenges and opportunities it presents. Topics explored in your studies will include culture, financial forces, international monetary, economics, socioeconomic forces, management, marketing internationally, political forces, and global innovation. Suitable for those who might want to launch their own business, conduct business in a global setting, or gain a better understanding of how global business differs from domestic business, this minor exposes a wide range of diverse opportunities in the global business sector.
Learn about the organization and delivery of the field of human services and its career prospects. Focus areas include ethical practice, intervention approaches, and skill development and theory that you can apply in support roles in social service and health care agency settings.
Gain the essential skills to identify, evaluate, and meet the consumer needs using marketing research, analysis of consumer behavior, and customer relations on a local, national, and global level. Use this minor to complement your major areas of study and diversify your professional skills and knowledge.
Wellness & Prevention
Explore the key factors that impact mental and physical well-being. You will learn ways to support and assess the health of individuals and groups in a variety of domains by gaining an understanding of behavior change, physiology, and optimal practices to prevent stressors, illness, and disease.
This minor may not be declared by students pursuing the following majors: B.S. Health & Wellness, B.S. Human Services with a concentration in Wellness and Prevention, or the B.S. Psychology with a concentration in Wellness and Prevention.