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    Apr 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Minors


Customize your degree by choosing from a wide breadth of academic minors that complement your major and help you develop interdisciplinary strengths. A minor also allows you to explore fields of interest outside your major, offering additional opportunities for career advancement.


Business Analytics - 15 Credits


Develop the analytical knowledge to drive innovation, optimize performance, and anticipate market shifts in a data-centric world. You’ll explore topics like data visualization, statistical analysis, and predictive modeling as you learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret data to create actionable business insights.

This minor is offered to students who are not pursuing BBA, BS in Business, BS in Operations Management, BS in Sports and Esports Management or BS Healthcare Administration degree


  


Communications - 15 Credits


Strengthen your ability to communicate across a range of disciplines, deepen your understanding of the social and cultural aspects of communication, and develop competencies and perspectives that will help you succeed in the workplace. This minor will help you advance your knowledge of communication while reinforcing interpersonal relationships, improving argument assessment, and enhancing your skills in small-group interactions.

This minor is offered to students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree


 


Cybersecurity - 15 Credits


The minor in Cybersecurity provides a solid security foundation focused on the CIA Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) and the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (the NICE Framework). Students will investigate computer networking, information security and cybersecurity, virtualization, security policy, auditing, ethical hacking, disaster recovery, and incident response handling.  This minor provides the foundation for the pursuit of the CompTIA Security+ certification or other related security certifications. 

This minor is offered to students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree except the BS in Information Technology and Cybersecurity


Select One Course from the Following:


 


Digital Marketing - 15 Credits


Gain the skills to strategize, implement, and analyze digital marketing campaigns in today’s ever-evolving digital landscape. You’ll study best practices in digital marketing while gaining experience with contemporary tools and platforms. This minor is designed for those who aspire to drive innovation in the realm of online marketing and communications.

For students pursuing BBA (except BBA Marketing) or BS in Business degree:


For students pursuing BS in Sports and Esports Management degree:


For students pursuing any other eligible bachelor’s degrees:


  


Entrepreneurship - 15 Credits


Gain a foundational understanding of how to turn your ideas into viable ventures. You’ll learn how to start, operate, and scale a business while examining entrepreneurial thinking, opportunity recognition, business model development, marketing, and finance. This minor is ideal for students with goals of launching a startup, driving innovation within established companies, or navigating the complexities of social enterprises.

For students who are not pursuing BBA, BS in Business, BS in Operations Management, or BS in Sports and Esports Management degree:


Select 3 Credits from the Following:


 


Ethical Hacking - 15 Credits


This minor investigates the legal and ethical issues found in ethical hacking. Students will gain experience with the tools and techniques used in ethical hacking. Topics covered may include attack techniques, reconnaissance techniques, the phases of hacking, cryptography, and incident response handling. These topics lay the foundation for students to pursue an industry certification in ethical hacking.

This minor is offered to students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree except the BS in Information Technology and Cybersecurity


  


Finance - 15 Credits


Study financial management, risk management, and investment and business dynamics. Grounded in both theory and applications, this program will help you develop a robust understanding of finance and how decisions are made in a rapidly changing corporate environment. This minor is ideal for students looking to navigate the intricate financial landscapes of corporations, banking institutions, investment firms, or entrepreneurial ventures.

 


Game Software Development - 15 Credits


The minor in Game Software Design presents students with the foundations of game design and development. Students will gain experience in programming, game design, and game development, culminating in designing and implementing a game using an industry-standard game engine.   

This minor is offered to students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree except the BS in Game Software Design


 


Healthcare Administration - 15 Credits


The Healthcare Administration Minor complements other academic bachelor degrees (accounting, business, management, communication, nursing, health science, etc.) by providing additional specialized knowledge and education in the field of healthcare management. Healthcare administrators plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, private and public clinics, agencies, and other healthcare organizations. This minor enables students to develop a broad range of knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to effectively manage the delivery, quality, and costs of healthcare services.

This minor is offered to students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree except BHCA


 


Homeland Security - 18 Credits


Gain an understanding of homeland security issues to better position yourself for a career in homeland security or security and protective services-related occupations in the public and private sectors. You’ll learn about current issues and trends, preparedness, and the impact of policy, laws, and various political groups as you examine the role of emergency management and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FEMA credits will also be earned with this minor. 

 


Human Resources - 15 Credits


Learn about the essential role that HR plays in driving organizational success. This minor will expose you to a range of HR functions, such as talent acquisition, training and development, performance management, and employee relations. Upon completion of this minor, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of human resources, and the skills to effectively manage, motivate, and retain talent.

For students pursuing BS in Operations Management or BS in Sports and Esports Management degree:


For students pursuing any other eligible bachelor’s degrees:


 


Human Services - 15 Credits


Develop the necessary skills to successfully navigate social and community contexts, institutional resources and barriers, as well as individual and group dynamics. You will obtain valuable information on how to work effectively with the public, specifically people with life-altering experiences. The minor in human services may help lead to careers in many diverse areas of social change or to graduate programs in social work, health, counseling, rehabilitation, and law.

 


Leadership - 15 Credits


Develop the ability to inspire, influence, and guide individuals and teams toward achieving common goals. You’ll learn about the multifaceted nature of leadership and topics like organizational behavior, strategic decision-making, team dynamics, change management, and ethical considerations. This minor will equip you with the insights and tools to become an impactful leader in any context.

For students pursuing BBA (except BBA Management), BS in Business, BS in Operations Management, or BS in Sports and Esports Management degree:


Select 15 Credits from the Following:

For students pursuing any other eligible bachelor’s degrees:


  


Long-Term Care Administration - 15 Credits


The Long-Term Care Administration minor complements health science bachelor degrees by providing additional specialized knowledge and education in the field of long-term care (LTC) administration. The minor enables students to develop focused knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to effectively manage the delivery, quality, and costs of LTC services. The Long-Term Care Administration minor also enhances the Healthcare Administration degree.

 


Marketing - 15 Credits


Develop a foundational understanding of market strategies, consumer behavior, and e-commerce. This minor covers a range of topics, including segmentation, targeting, positioning, and analytics. This minor is tailored for students who want to craft compelling narratives in the marketplace while positioning products and services in a way that effectively resonates with audiences.

 


Project Management - 15 Credits


Study the methodologies, tools, and best practices to lead complex projects to completion. This minor will introduce you to key aspects of project management, such as scope definition, time and cost estimation, risk assessment, and stakeholder communication. Project management is in high demand and is ideal for students who aspire to lead initiatives and provides a structured framework to drive both small-scale tasks and large-scale ventures.

For students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree except BBA in Project Management or BS in Information Systems with a Project Management Concentration


Select One Course from the Following:


Select One Course from the Following:


 


Public Health - 15 Credits


The Public Health minor complements health science bachelor degrees by providing additional specialized knowledge and education in the field of healthcare management. The minor provides foundational knowledge including core concepts, theories, and principles to analyze and address public health issues. Public health combines different areas of study to provide a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, and concentrates on keeping populations healthy by protecting and improving the health quality of life for all people. Public health practitioners work to ensure health and equity. Public health is research and application focused and engages people from many different disciplines to discover root causes of health issues and develop practical and cost-effective solutions.

 


Psychology - 15 Credits


A psychology minor allows undergraduate students to gain a foundational understanding of the principles, theories, and practices within the field of psychology while pursuing a primary major in another discipline. This minor equips students with insights into the intricacies of human behavior, cognition, and emotions, providing them with valuable analytical and interpersonal skills. It can be particularly useful for undergraduate students as it enhances their ability to critically evaluate and navigate complex social dynamics, improving their communication, problem-solving, and empathy. Furthermore, a psychology minor complements various major fields, such as business, education, or healthcare, enabling students to apply psychological knowledge to their chosen career paths, fostering a well-rounded and adaptable skill set that is highly sought after in today’s diverse and interconnected world.

This minor is offered to students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree


Select Two Courses from the Following:


If PSY 1110 is taken to fulfill a program requirement, students will select 3 courses from the optional course list instead of 2 courses.

 


Supply Chain Management - 15 Credits


Become well-versed in the interconnected processes that deliver goods and services from suppliers to customers. Explore topics like procurement, logistics, demand forecasting, and inventory management, and examine the strategic role that supply chain operations play in a globalized business landscape. This minor is designed for students who want to learn supply chain management skills that will help them create competitive advantages in dynamic market conditions.

For students pursuing BBA (except BBA Supply Chain Management), BS in Business, BS in Operations Management or BS in Sports and Esports Management degree:


For students pursuing any other eligible bachelor’s degrees:


 


Technical Writing - 15 Credits


Enhance your ability to use technical language and improve your overall communication and writing skills. You’ll examine both theoretical and professional aspects of writing while developing expository, persuasive, organizational, and stylistic skills that can be applied to a wide range of fields, including today’s fast-growing science and technology industries.

 


Web and Mobile Application Development - 15 Credits


The Web and Mobile Application Development minor explores the design and development of responsive web pages and mobile applications, focusing on user interface and user experience elements.  

This minor is offered to students who are pursuing any eligible bachelor’s degree except the BS in Information Systems