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Add a Minor to Your Bachelor’s Degree

Undergraduate students may declare up to two minors for their bachelor’s degree programs. Students seeking to declare more than two minors will be required to appeal to the dean for approval.

Students will not be permitted to declare minors at the point of application but may do so following admission or prior to degree conferral. Students should make their minor declarations through their assigned academic advisors by submission of the Declaration of Minor form.

Students’ diplomas will list the minors that they had successfully completed at the time their degrees were conferred. Students may not declare additional minors after their degrees have been conferred.

Bachelor’s degree-seeking students may declare the minors shown below. Note: students may not declare minors that are the same as their majors.

Accounting Minor

The minor in accounting prepares students for a career in the areas of financial and managerial accounting, internal and external auditing, and taxation. It satisfies the education requirements for the CPA and CMA examinations. Beyond technical accounting skills, students will graduate with practical skills and a sound foundation in economics, law, finance, management, information systems, quantitative methods and communications. Students who wish to engage in an accounting internship are encouraged to include ACCTG 198 in the general electives required for the program.

Applied Machine Learning Minor

The minor in Applied Machine Learning gives students foundational skills in statistics and computer science, with some initial practical applications in machine learning. This enables them to support and contribute to tasks involving programming like automating processes, creating models, and gaining better insights. These skills are applicable to many industries: finance, commerce, healthcare, technology, and other areas where reliable predictions and systematic decision making provide an advantage.

Business Minor

With an emphasis on the quantitative and analytical skills that are core to the business environment, the Business Minor provides an introduction to the functional aspects of business organizations including management, finance, operations, marketing, and international business.

Data Analytics Minor

This minor teaches students how to use tools to extract, categorize, and examine large amounts of information in order to draw insights that can help organizations make better informed business decisions. Instruction is relevant and applicable to a broad range of industries and disciplines, including marketing, management, finance, financial planning, project management, human resources, information technology, operations, supply chain management, and others. The curriculum covers a breadth of data analytics tools and concepts, including dashboards, R Language, SAS, Data Mining, and SQL, among others.

Finance Minor

Finance is a diverse and multi-faceted field with numerous applications. Within a corporation, Finance connects all the areas of the business to help the firm achieve its strategic and financial goals. At the personal level, investments and portfolio management help us realize our personal financial goals. The Finance minor exposes students to both Corporate Finance and Investments. Students will learn about the role of the Financial Markets and Institutions in the global economy and develop analytical skills that support financial decision making and apply it to real world problems that faculty bring into the classroom.

Financial Planning Minor

The Financial Planning minor is designed for students who are interested in understanding the complex and comprehensive nature of personal finance. Students will learn all aspects of the financial life cycle, allowing them to develop their own financial plan or begin a journey to become professional financial planners, investment advisers, or money managers. Personal finance is a broad and rapidly-growing field with many career opportunities. This course of study satisfies the educational requirements necessary for the premier Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

Human Resource Management Minor

Human resource professionals are constantly using their versatile skill set to reinvent the workplace. They work to make sure that employees are innovative, well-trained, utilized and compensated and are the type of people who will lead their companies to competitive advantage. It is HR who stewards the most valuable asset a company has-its people.

Information Technology Minor

The ongoing convergence between information technology systems and business is a driving force in the marketplace today. As the world becomes more dependent on the integration of information technologies, data, and business functions, individuals who can meaningfully integrate information technology and IT management skills with the expectations of business function areas will be a valuable asset to any company.

International Business Minor

The more global our world becomes, the more important it is to have a solid foundation in the way to do business across cultures. From people to logistics to differences in systems, this concentration will prepare students to take on the world, literally.

Law Minor

A wide range of careers demand an understanding of law and legal principles, from corporate compliance and human relations positions to positions in government and social service agencies. The Minor in Law will provide students with an introduction to law that will give them an edge in their chosen professional field.

Literature Minor

The study of Literature as a field enables students to gain fluency in several skills and professional competencies crucial for success in today’s workplaces. Information and media literacy, skills in critical thinking, analysis, and communication, leading, and managing, and familiarity with and understanding of diversity across cultural and organizational contexts are some of the proficiencies a student gains through a Literary Studies program. The Minor in Literature includes courses that analyze texts across cultures, both within the United States and internationally.

Marketing Minor

To help lead an organization to success, marketing professionals must understand their market and their customers, and possess the skills to design and deliver valuable products and services. This concentration provides the student with the fundamentals and the basic toolkit any good marketing professional should have.

Operations and
Supply Chain Management Minor

Professionals in this field are responsible for the internal workings of their companies. They can be part of almost any business facet, including product and process design, planning, purchasing, distribution and technology. The underpinning purpose of people with these cross-functional skills is to lead the company to success through continual improvement.

Organizational Leadership
and Human Skills Development Minor

The minor in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development provides an introduction to the “soft skills” that are critical to the human dimension of organizations. In order to be effective, today’s leaders are increasingly expected to possess skills such as those addressed in this minor: demonstrating emotional and social intelligence, building teams, managing conflict, communicating effectively, fostering creativity and innovation, adaptability, and understanding diversity.

Psychology Minor

The Psychology minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of the relevant topics, major concepts, and core theoretical perspectives within the discipline of psychology. Students will cultivate knowledge and skills from the core domains of psychology, including: biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. Students will apply psychological tools and insights in both personal and professional settings.

Public Administration Minor

Today’s public administrators deliver public services in close coordination and partnership with businesses and community-based organizations, domestically and internationally. Public service coverage has also grown from the traditional health and sanitation, education, public works and agriculture to include immigration, security and environmental concerns. Thus, there is a compelling need to deepen the student’s critical understanding of governance institutions, policymakers, legal and regulatory processes, and business-government-civil society relations, as well as ethics, accountability, and anti-corruption strategies. Students have the option of taking graduate-level courses from the Master of Public Administration program and applying them to both the minor requirements and the MPA program requirements.