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Minors and Concentrations

Portfolio

Global Portfolio

Minors

Accounting Minor
Architectural History / Theory Minor
Biodiversity Minor
Business for Non-Business Majors
Custom Minor
Environmental Sustainability Minor
Fashion Industry Management Minor
Finance Minor
Foundation Design Minor
Genetics Minor
Graphic Design Minor for Non-Design Majors
Graphic Design Minor for Majors Other than Graphic,  
but Not Including Animation and Interactive Design
Graphic Design Minor for Animation and
Interactive Design and Media Majors
Historical Preservation Minor
Human Resource Management Minor
International Business Minor 
Landscape Design Minor 
Landscape Planning Minor
Law and Society Minor
Management Minor
Marketing Minor
Multimedia and Visualization Minor
Photography Minor 
Pre-M.B.A. Minor for Business Majors
Pre-M.B.A. Minor for Non-Business Majors
Professional Communication Minor
Psychology Minor
Public Health Minor
Social Sciences Minor
Textile Materials Technology Minor

Concentrations

Architectural Design Technology Concentration
Photography and New Media Concentration
Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration
Historical Preservation Concentration

Minor

A minor is a set of courses that provides supplemental study in a particular subject area. A student may choose a minor with the assistance of an academic advisor upon completion of 60 semester hours. Options for minors are determined by the academic program and consist of a minimum of twelve credits in the subject area. Guidelines and descriptions for available minors are below.

Guidelines for minors: 

  • A student may not combine a major and minor in the same or similar functional area (e.g., Finance major and Finance minor; Management major and Human Resource Management minor).
  • A student may not use the same course for credit in both the major and minor areas. Any substitute elective from within the discipline must be approved. Please see appropriate form available at University Registrar’s website: http://www.philau.edu/registrar.
  • A student may only use the same course for credit in the free elective and minor areas if his/her major does not require a minor. If a student’s major requires a minor, that student cannot use the same course for the free elective and minor areas.
  • Certain courses in the minor may have prerequisite courses that need to be completed.

Concentration

A concentration allows for an in-depth exploration of a focused area within the scope of the student’s major discipline. Concentrations are available for study by majors within the appropriate area only. Options for concentrations are specified by the academic program. Similarly, the number of credits required to complete the concentration and the sequence and selection of required and elective courses are determined by the program. 

Students in programs that support minors or concentrations should first meet with their academic advisor to discuss the options for minors or concentrations. Students can designate a minor or concentration after completing 60 semester hours or credits. Please see the form available online at the Learning and Advising Center’s webpage: www.PhilaU.edu/learning.

Portfolio

Portfolio is a curricular module made up of 5 courses and 2 seminars (total of 17 credits) focused on a topic that allows students to extend their study in an area complementary to their major. It builds on existing requirements and provides students the knowledge and skills needed to address opportunities and challenges in their professions.

 

Global Portfolio

17 credits 


Mission

The Global Portfolio is an academic experience consisting of courses and activities that provide students the knowledge and skills needed to embrace global opportunities and challenges in their profession.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Global Portfolio will be able to:

  1. Identify and define major/influential global issues and trends
  2. Comprehend the impact of global events on their lives and careers
  3. Apply global knowledge for personal intellectual growth
  4. Apply global knowledge for problem solving in their profession
  5. Analyze and evaluate the different perspectives that exist on global events
  6. Create an original work that combines elements of their global knowledge
  7. Participate as informed individuals in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment
  8. Develop and display an appreciation and sensitivity toward foreign cultures

Portfolio Description & Requirements

Students of any major, including transfer students, may choose to take the Global Portfolio. Students may enroll in the Global Portfolio either in the spring of their freshman year or fall of their sophomore year. Enrolled students complete a set of 5 self-selected courses from an approved list of globally-oriented courses (please see below). The Global Portfolio requires 17 credits for successful completion, 12 of which can be applied from courses already taken for the major and College Studies requirements. The remaining 5 credits must be uniquely earned and includes two 1-credit Integrative Seminars and a 3-credit course. For more information, contact Professor Raju Parakkal at parakkalr@philau.edu.

Required courses:

GLOB-101  Integrative Seminar for the Global Portfolio Part I
GLOB-XXX Integrative Seminar for the Global Portfolio Part 2

Students select five courses from the following approved courses. Four of the five courses may also satisfy requirements in the major or College Studies. One course of the five courses needs to be unique to the Global Portfolio. 

MGMT-405

Apparel/Textile Supply Chain Mgmt.

AREAST-201,202, 205,208,210,220,226,227

Area Studies Courses

SOC-201

Class, Gender, & Race in World Societies

ARCH-320

Ecology and Making

SUST-200

Energy System and Politics

SUST-121

Environment & Global culture

ECBIO-101

Environmental Issues

ECBIO-302

Experimental Field Ecology

HUMN-225

Exploring World Literature

SUST-303

Global Environmental History

SOC-225

Global Politics

FASHMGT-308

Global Product Management

ARCH-204

Great Buildings: Structure, Style and Context

JSLA-380

Human Rights

SOC-208

Individual & The Global Environment

ECON-401

International Economics

FINC-318

International Finance

LAW-300

International Law

MGMT-307

International Management

MKTG-324

International Marketing

ARCH-321

Itineraries of European Contemporary Architecture

JAPN-XXX, SPAN-XXX, FREN-XXX, GER-XXX, ITAL-XXX

Language Courses

MGMT-303

Logistics in East Asia

SOC-204

Personality and World Culture

SOC-211

Power & Poverty in the Global Economy

FASHMGT-101

Survey of Global Products

SUST-400

Sustainability and Development in the non-Western World

ARCST-422

Theories of Architecture Seminar



Accounting Minor

12 credits


The Accounting minor permits students to enrich their knowledge of the “language of business.” No matter what profession a graduate enters, the ability to read and comprehend historical and prospective financial information will be essential. Students will be provided with an in-depth understanding of generally accepted accounting principles through intermediate accounting courses, an exposure to federal taxation, and a choice of accounting electives for more intensive study.

ACCT-203

Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT-204

Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT-309

Federal Taxes


Any advanced Accounting elective.


Architectural History/Theory Minor

12 credits


This minor offers students the opportunity to study art/architectural history and theory beyond the introductory level. The courses listed provide in-depth knowledge and analysis of historical periods and theoretical issues relative to the meaning and practice of architecture and related disciplines.

Required course: ARCH-422 Theories of Architecture Seminar Any three of the following:

ARCH-320, ARCH-341, ARCH-371, ARCH-409, ARCH-410, ARCH-425, ARCH-434

Architecture and Interior Design students may choose one of the following:

LARCH-307 or LARCH-411


Biodiversity Minor

12-16 credits


This minor provides students with a broad overview of the status of the world’s ecosystems and how decisions made by individuals, governments and businesses impact the environmental health of our planet both positively and negatively. Students can also opt to take a number of these courses abroad through the School for Field Studies articulation agreement.

Students choose either three or four courses from the following:

BIOL-205, BIOL-209, BIOL-310, BIOL-371, BIOL-391, BIO-392, CHEM-323, CHEM-417, ECBIO-101, ECBIO-201, ECBIO-207, ECBIO-208, ECBIO-301, HSCI 303, ECBIO-305, ECBIO-316, ECBIO-318, ECBIO-319, ECBIO-409, ECBIO-415, PSYCH-240, SCI-381, SCI-382, SCI-493, STAT-301, STUAB-300.


Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

12 credits


This minor is specifically designed for the non-business major. It will provide students with marketable business skills upon graduation that are useful to any professional person.

Required (9 credit hours)

ACCT-101

Financial Accounting

MKTG-104

MGMT-104

Marketing Foundations and/

Management Foundations

FINC-301

Financial Management


Choose additional courses (total 12 credit hours)

BLAW-301

Business Law I

ECON-205

Macroeconomics

ECON-206

Microeconomics



Custom Minor

12 credits


A custom minor is a thematic grouping of four courses from any of the Colleges and is appropriate only for courses that are currently delivered at Philadelphia University, i.e. existing faculty & facilities within the University must support the topic of the custom minor. At least 6 credits toward the custom minor must be completed in residence, and the courses utilized for the custom minor, whether in-residence or transfer, must currently exist in the University catalog. A maximum of 3 credits may be delivered as Independent Study or Course-by-Appointment.
 
The student must have approval to design a custom minor. The “Declaring a Custom Minor” form contains complete details and is available online from the Learning and Advising Center website http://www.philau.edu/learning.

If a minor is required by the student’s major, the Program Director reserves the right to identify the topic or individual courses that may not be part of a custom minor, i.e. the proposed custom minor must meet learning outcomes specified for minors within that program. 


Environmental Sustainability Minor

12 credits


This minor introduces students to the practices, technologies and mindsets that allow human societies to live in balance with their surrounding environments over multiple generations. Students completing the minor must take four courses from the list below, with no more than two of them selected from the 100-level offerings.

Any four of the following:

SUST-100, SUST-120, SUST-121, SUST-200, SUST-202, SUST-204, SUST-300, SUST-302, SUST-303, SUST-421/LARCH-521, SUST-400, SUST-402, ECBIO-101, ECBIO-201, ECBIO-319


Fashion Industry Management Minor

12 credits


Students choosing a minor in Fashion Industry Management can look forward to employment in the textile and apparel sectors of the apparel and textile supply chain.

FASHMGT-101

Survey of Global Products

TEXT-101 Survey of the Textile Industry

Any two of the following:

FASHMGT-305

Production

FASHMGT-408

Apparel/Textile Sourcing

TEXT-331

Apparel Fabric Performance



Finance Minor

12 credits


Finance plays a crucial role in all profit and non-profit organizations. The Finance minor is a wise choice for any student interested in a business or service organization career.

FINC-318

International Finance & Development

FINC-321

FINC-322

Investments and Portfolio Management

Capital Markets & Financial Institutions


Choose one from the following courses:
FINC-303, or FINC-411.


Foundation Design Minor

12 credits


The Foundation Design minor introduces students to drawing and the basic elements and principles of two- and three-dimensional design, as well as their application in the design process. In-depth studies emphasizing the use of color are undertaken. A general survey of the philosophy and utility of CAD systems may be accomplished through hands-on experience.

DSGNFND-103

Design Foundations I or ADFND-101 Design I

DRAW-101

Drawing I


Any two of the following:

ADFND-102, ADFND-104, ARCHDSN-208, CAD-201, DRAW-201, DRAW-206, DSGNFND-203, DRAW-303, or any course from a design major approved by the advisor.


Genetics Minor

13-14 credits


The Genetics Minor will offer students a strong background in a science, which is an integral part of biological and health-focused fields. Completion of the minor will equip graduates with a skillset that will enhance their professional practice. Future practitioners will gain the ability to recognize “red flags” in a family history that may indicate a future illness or explain present symptoms. In the lab, personnel will have had hands-on experience with diagnostic and investigative tools used currently in research, clinical, and forensics fields worldwide. Prerequisite: minimum grade of “C-” (1.67) in Biology II and BIOL-104L Biology II Lab (BIOL-104/104L).

BIOL-207

Principles of Genetics

BIOL-207L

Principles of Genetics Lab (corequisite with BIOL 207)

BIOL-302

Medical Genetics

BIOL-307

Developmental Genetics

BIOL-401

Molecular Genetics

BIOL-402

Genetics Seminar (required 4th course)


Students taking BIOL-207/207L as part of the major curriculum (i.e. Biology, Pre-Medical Studies, Physician Assistant Studies) will need to choose BIOL 302, BIOL 307, BIOL 401 and BIOL 402. Students who do not have a requirement to complete BIOL 207/207L as part of their major (i.e. Biochemistry, Biopsychology, Chemistry, Environmental and Conservation Biology, Health Science, Psychology) will need to complete BIOL 207/207L to satisfy prerequisite requirements for BIOL 402 (and BIOL 302 if this course is elected). 


Graphic Design Minor for Non-Design Majors

14 credits


Prerequisite: grade of “C” or better required in one of the following DSGNFND-203 or VSDES-101. 

GRAPH-201. Design III. (Required, 4 credits)

GRAPH-202. Design IV. (Required, 4 credits)

Plus choose any one course from Graphic Design Designated Electives to total 14 credit hours: 

GRAPH 305; GRAPH 310; GRAPH 320; GRAPH 341; GRAPH 408; GRAPH 409 (each 3 credits).


Graphic Design Minor (for Design Majors OTHER than Graphic, but NOT including Animation and Interactive Design and Media)

14 credits


Prerequisite: grade of “C” or better required in one of the following ADFND-102, INDD-102, DSGNFND-203 or VSDES-101

Plus at least one: DRAW-101., DRAW-102. Or VSDRW-101 Visual Studies: Drawing

GRAPH-201 Design III (required; 4 credits)

GRAPH-202 Design IV (required; 4 credits)

Plus choose any two courses from Graphic Design Designated Electives to total 14 credit hours: 

GRAPH 208; GRAPH 305; GRAPH 310; GRAPH 320; GRAPH 341; GRAPH 408; GRAPH 409 (each 3 credits).


Graphic Design Minor for Animation and Interactive Design and Media

12 credits


Prerequisite: grade of “C” or better required in one of the following DSGNFND-203 or VSDES-101. 

PLUS at least one: DRAW-101., DRAW-102. or VSDRW-101 Visual Studies: Drawing. 

Further prerequisite: GRAPH-201 and GRAPH-202.

Choose any four courses from Graphic Design Designated Electives (3 credits each) to total 12 credit hours:
GRAPH 208; GRAPH 305; GRAPH 310; GRAPH 320; GRAPH 341; GRAPH 408; GRAPH 409 (each 3 credits).


Historical Preservation Minor

12 credits


This minor provides a foundation in the field of historic preservation. The required courses cover the history of the movement in the U.S., contemporary practice and field work, economic consequences, sustainability issues, and building conservation. Elective courses broaden the student’s experience and include: methods of archival research, standards for documentation, and American architectural traditions, as well as design considerations in the adaptive reuse of historical structures.

ARCST-221 Introduction to Historic Preservation

ARCST-266 Preservation Technology I: Traditional Systems & Materials OR

ARCST-268 Preservation Technology II: Modern Systems & Materials    

Any two of the following:

ARCST-266, ARCST-268, ARCST-428 LARCH-507, ARCST-341, ARCST-302, ARCST-324, PHOTO-436, ARCST-300


Human Resource Management Minor

12 credits


The Human Resource Management minor provides students with the basic skills needed to manage the personnel component of an organization. The minor concentrates on the processes by which jobs are designed and filled by human resources, as well as how a skilled work force is maintained in an organization. The student will gain familiarity with the techniques of recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating employees. The student will also become familiar with the basic concepts of employee- and union-management relations, including contract negotiations. Not available to management majors.

MGMT-310

People and Teams in Organizations

MGMT-320

Human Resource Practices and Tools

MGMT-418

Industrial Relations


Choose one from the following courses:

MGMT-307, MGMT-311, MGMT-326, MGMT-331, MGMT-381, MGMT-411, MGMT-416, PSYCH-230 or PSYCH-231.


International Business Minor

12 credits


The world in which business is being conducted is changing rapidly and is creating new challenges and opportunities for managers. The International Business minor is provided for students who want to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of global changes and their impact on business.

ECON-401

International Economics

FINC-318

International Finance and Development

MGMT-307

International Management

MKTG-324

International Marketing



Landscape Architecture


These two minors—Landscape Design, which is for design majors (primarily for architecture or interior design majors), and Landscape Planning, which is for non-design majors (primarily for environmental and conservation biology or environmental sustainability majors)—introduce the student to the field of landscape architecture.

For the Landscape Design minor, the required courses cover the various areas—history/theory, technology, horticulture and design—that constitute an understanding of the discipline relative to design. 

For the Landscape Planning Minor, the required courses cover the various areas—technology, communication and history—that are needed for an understanding of the discipline relative to planning.


Landscape Design Minor

13-15 credits


One of the following plant/ecology courses (3 or 4 cr)

LARCH-208

Local Flora (4 cr)

SCI-110

 

Landscape Ecology (3cr)II


One of the following history/theory courses (3 cr)

LARCH-206

History of Landscape Architecture I or

LARCH-307

History of Landscape Architecture II or

LARCH-411

Landscape Architecture History III: Urban Landscape Design

LARCH-207

LA Tech: Grading (3 cr)


One of the following Landscape Architecture design studio studios (4 or 6 cr):

LARCH-201

LARCH-300

LA Design III: Site Design (4 cr)

Design IV: Urban Design 1 (6 credits)

LARCH-304

LA Design V: Community Design (6 cr)

LARCH-401

LA Design VII: Interdisciplinary Design Studio (6 cr)



Landscape Planning Minor

12 credits


LARCH-207

Technology I: Grading (3cr)

LARCH-411

LA History III: Urban Landscape Design (3 cr)


One of the following plant/ecology courses (3 or 4 cr)

LARCH-208

Local Flora (4 cr) or

SCI-110

Landscape Ecology (3 cr)


One of the following courses (3 cr)

LARCH-310

GIS for Landscape Analysis (3 cr) or 

LARCH-412

Technology III: Hydrology (3 cr)



Law and Society Minor

12 credits


The Law and Society minor will contribute to students’ understanding of law from interdisciplinary perspectives (sociology, psychology, anthropology and political science). It will prepare students for professional careers in fields that rely on critical thinking and written and oral advocacy skills. The Law and Society minor will also provide a firm background in legal, political and social issues for students who are focusing on a broad array of other professional fields at Philadelphia University such as professional communications, pre-med, environmental sustainability, business, design, psychology, midwifery and physician assistance.

Choose four courses from the list below:

LAW-101

Introduction to Law and Society

LAW-103

Crime and Justice

LAW-105

American Government and the Legal System

LAW-201

Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court

LAW-203

Comparative Legal Systems

LAW-205

Philadelphia Law and Politics

LAW-300

International Law

LAW-302

Law and Ethics

LAW-304

Law Media and Society

LAW-306

Legal Research, Writing and Moot Court



Management Minor

12 credits


This minor allows students to enroll in a group of key management courses that teach the essential theory and practice for managerial positions in fields such as accounting, retailing, design management, marketing management or other technical majors. Together with the knowledge base learned in students’ major fields, this minor increases students’ understanding of organizations typical of those in which they will be employed, thereby enhancing the likelihood of promotion to a managerial position. Not available to Management or Human Resource Management majors.

MGMT-310

People and Teams in Organizations

MGMT-320

Human Resource Practices and Tools


Choose two from the following courses:

MGMT-307, MGMT-311, MGMT-326, MGMT-331, MGMT-381, MGMT-411, MGMT-416, MGMT-418, PSYCH-230 or PSYCH-231.


Marketing Minor

12 credits


The marketing of goods or services is the central focus of most profit and non-profit organizations. Thus, regardless of students’ majors, a solid understanding and appreciation of the marketing discipline will enhance students’ decision-making capabilities and make them better managers. Not available to Marketing majors.

MKTG-207

Consumer in the Marketplace

MKTG-310

Integrated Marketing Communications

MKTG-391

Marketing Research


One advanced Marketing elective from the following:

MKTG-217, MKTG-315, MKTG-318, MKTG-324, MKTG-328 or MKTG-381.


Multimedia and Visualization Minor

12 credits


This minor introduces students to the conceptual and technical issues involved in creating and producing multimedia and visualization projects. Emphasis will focus on the application of digital technologies to enhance the design and presentation process.

ARCH-324

Visualization: Experimental Modeling

ARCH-326

Visualization: Advanced Modeling

ARCH-415

Visualization: Multimedia

DIGD-407

Digital Design and Visualization Studio

GRAPH-310

Digital Imaging and Photographic Manipulation



Photography Minor

12 credits


This minor provides a foundation in photographic techniques, processes, history and theory. Coursework focuses upon photography as a tool for the documentation, research and preservation of architecture as part of visual culture in its application to commercial, fashion, advertising and product design, and as a medium for self-expression.

PHOTO-101

Introduction to Photography: Black and White

PHOTO-102

Introduction to Photography: Digital

PHOTO-307

History of Photography


One of the following:

PHOTO-436 Historic Preservation Documentation: Photography, PHOTO-201, PHOTO-302, PHOTO-303


Pre-M.B.A. Minor for Business Majors

12 credits


The Pre-M.B.A. minor for Business majors provides students the opportunity to take two graduate-level business courses in the senior year, plus two advanced level business courses that they would not otherwise take as part of their degree programs. These courses position students to complete the M.B.A. in one year of full-time study following completion of the bachelor’s degree.

M.B.A. Program Director approval is required for graduate level course registration. The curriculum includes the following 12 credit hours of coursework:

IMBA-627

Competitive Technical Intelligence

IMBA-628

Accounting for Management Decisions


Plus two undergraduate business courses, excluding business core, from a single business concentration /cluster outside their primary area of concentration/cluster. It is advised that students consult with a graduate advisor before selecting these two courses.

For Information about the joint B.S/M.B.A., see the Office of Graduate Studies in the Kanbar College of Design Engineering and Commerce.


Pre-M.B.A. Minor for Non-Business Majors

27 credits


The Pre-M.B.A. minor for Non-Business majors provides students the opportunity to take two graduate-level business courses in their senior year, as well as other courses that position them to complete the M.B.A. in one year of full-time study following the completion of their bachelor’s degrees.

The Accounting (CPA) and Finance (CFA) M.B.A. options are typically limited to students with undergraduate degrees in accounting or finance. It is highly recommended that students interested in these fields consult with their academic advisors prior to enrolling in classes.

M.B.A. Program Director approval is required for graduate-level course registration.

The curriculum for non-business DEC students includes the following 18 credit hours of coursework:

MGMT-104

Management Foundations (1.5 credits)

MKTG -104

Marketing Foundations (1.5 credits)

IMBF-503

Foundations of Economic Analysis (3 credits)

IMBF-504

Financial and Managerial Accounting (1.5 credits)

IMBF-505

Financial Management (1.5 credits)

IMBF-508

Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions (1.5 credits)

IMBF-510

Operations Management (1.5 credits)

IMBA-627

Competitive Technical Intelligence (3 credits)

IMBA-628

Accounting for Management Decisions (3 credits)


*Students may take the undergraduate equivalent of these courses if needed to satisfy the minimum number of undergraduate credits (12 credits) required per semester to maintain federal financial aid eligibility.

The curriculum for non-DEC students includes the following 21 credit hours of coursework:

MGMT 301 Principles of Management (3 credits)

MKTG-102 Principles of Marketing (3 credits) 

IMBF-503 Foundations of Economic Analysis (3 credits)

IMBF-504 Financial and Managerial Accounting (1.5 credits)

IMBF-505 Financial Management (1.5 credits)

IMBF-508 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions (1.5 credits)

IMBF-510 Operations Management (1.5 credits)

IMBA-627 Competitive Technical Intelligence (3 credits)

IMBA-628 Accounting for Management Decisions (3 credits)

*Students may take the undergraduate equivalent of these courses if needed to satisfy the minimum number of undergraduate credits (12 credits) required per semester to maintain federal financial aid eligibility.

Course numbers under 500 indicate that the course is an undergraduate business course. Course numbers beginning with “IMBF” indicate graduate master-level foundation courses, and course numbers beginning with “MBA” indicate graduate master-level courses.

Non-Business majors interested in the joint B.S./M.B.A. program should obtain a copy of the “Pre-M.B.A. Requirements for Non-Business Majors Planning Guide” from the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Design Engineering and Commerce.


Professional Communication Minor

12 credits


A Professional Communication minor will enhance students’ capacity to think critically and communicate effectively. The minor offers practical, professional experience and hands-on projects. With a minor in professional communication, for example, you will be equipped to write and edit copy, design and publish a brochure and give an effective presentation on your work. These skills are in high demand among today’s employers.

COMM-100

Introduction to Professional Communication (required)

COMM-105

Design as Communication (required)


Take the 2 required courses above plus choose two of the following courses

Suggested Combination 1:

This combination might work well for someone majoring in design or a business major in finance or FIM. It is recommended for students interested in careers that focus on writing and creating documents such as brochures, proposals or instruction manuals.

COMM-200

Reading the Visual

COMM-303

Technical Writing


Suggested Combination 2:

This combination might work well for someone majoring in marketing. It is suggested for students who are interested in careers that focus on speaking and presentation skills.

COMM-204

Technologies of Communication

COMM-305

Multimedia Presentations


Or Create Your Own Combination:

Choose 2 of the following courses to complete the four-course requirement:

COMM-200

Reading the Visual

COMM-204

Technologies of Communication

COMM-303

Technical Writing

COMM-305

Multimedia Presentations

COMM-307

Public Relations and Media Writing



Psychology Minor

12 credits


All disciplines in the social sciences analyze human behavior on one level or another. Psychology’s uniqueness lies mainly in the fact that it is an experimental science. Students who minor in Psychology will study a body of knowledge about the causes of human and animal behavior and the experimental methods used to study behavior. Students completing this minor should be better able to understand their own behavior and the behavior of others in both work and leisure settings.

PSYCH-101

Introduction to Psychology (required)


Any three Psychology courses (chosen in consultation with a psychology faculty member).


Public Health Minor

12 credits


Public health may be an excellent minor for students in a variety of majors such as Environmental and Conservation Biology, Pre-medical Studies, Economics, Biology, Engineering and Environmental Sustainability. The requirements for a minor in public health are:

PUBH-101

Introduction to Public Health

PUBH-201

Introduction to Epidemiology

ECBIO-101

Environmental Issues

XXX-XXX

Public Health-Related Elective Course


Public Health Related Electives: PSYCH-222, PSYCH-224, PSYCH-243, SUST-120, DMM-643, HSCI 303. 

Other courses in the Environmental Sustainability major (i.e. SUST-400), Junior Seminar in Health Policy offered by the SBA JSINT-310, and new courses in development from the SSH (Introduction to Nutrition, Principles of Exercise, Global Health and Global Climate Change) would also be future options for electives.


Social Sciences Minor

12 credits


College Studies requirements plus four additional courses approved by the College Studies Academic Associate Dean. Please see the Office of the College Studies Academic Associate Dean for more information. 


Textile Materials Technology Minor

12-16 credits


The TMT minor offers students an introduction to the process flow of fibers through finished products. A sequence of four courses will give a student the opportunity to understand the interdisciplinary nature of textile materials in a wide variety of disciplines and their potential capabilities and limitations. 

Select one of the following:

TEXT-101

Survey of the Textile Industry

TEXT-104

Fiber and Yarn Studies


Select any three of the following:

KNIT-201

Knit Technology I

KNIT-205

Knit Technology II

WEAV-201

Weave Technology I

WEAV-301

Weave Technology II

TEXT-321

Nonwovens

TEXT-301

Textile Materials or

TEXTCHM-242

Dyeing & Finishing or

TEXT-301

Coloring and Finishing

TEXTCHM-338

Organic/Textile Chemistry



Architectural Design Technology Concentration


A concentration in Architectural Design Technology is one of three options available to students who are majoring in Architectural Studies. For more information, see College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Architectural Studies program description.


Historical Preservation Concentration


A concentration in Historical Preservation is one of three options available to students who are majoring in Architectural Studies. For more information see College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Architectural Studies program description.


Photography and New Media Concentration


A concentration in Photography is one of three options available to students who are majoring in Architectural Studies. For more information see College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Architectural Studies program description.


Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration

21 credits


Occupational therapy is a health care profession that helps people to maximize their functional independence after illness or injury. Occupational therapists (OTs) assist children with motor and learning needs to participate in school and everyday tasks. They help adults to develop strategies to manage the physical and emotional changes associated with long-term health needs. Therapy frequently involves assisting individuals to relearn old skills, develop new skills or adapt the environment to enable them to live more satisfying and independent lives.

BIOL-104/BIOL-104L

Biology II lecture/lab

PSYCH-213

Developmental Psychology

BIOL-201/BIOL-201L

Human Anatomy & Phys I lecture/lab

BIOL-202/BIOL-202L

Human Anatomy & Phys II lecture/lab


Two additional Psychology courses.