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Minors and Concentrations

Minors
Accounting Minor
Animation and Digital Media Minor
Architectural History / Theory Minor
Biodiversity Minor
Business for Non-Business Majors
Communication Minor
Custom Minor
Custom Specialization
Entrepreneurship Minor for Non-SBA Majors
Environmental Sustainability Minor
Fashion Industry Management Minor
Fashion Merchandising Management Minor
Finance 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 Majors
Historical Preservation Minor
Influencers in Childhood Development 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-MBA Minor for Business Majors
Visual Studies
Pre-M.B.A. Minor for Non-Business Majors
Psychology Minor
Public Health Minor
Social Sciences Minor
Textile Materials Technology Minor
Web Design for Non-Graphic Design Students
Web Design for Graphic Design Students

Concentrations

Architectural Design Technology 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/Specialization

A concentration allows for an in-depth exploration of a focused area within the scope of the student’s major discipline. A specialization allows for a thematic grouping of courses within the scope of the student’s major discipline. Concentrations and specializations are available for study by majors within the appropriate area only. Options for concentrations/specializations are specified by the academic program. Similarly, the number of credits required to complete the concentration/specialization and the sequence and selection of required and elective courses are determined by the program.
Students in programs that support minors or concentrations or specializations should first meet with their academic advisor to discuss the options for minors or concentrations or specializations. Please see the form available online at University Registrar’s website: http://www.PhilaU.edu/registrar.

Hallmarks Distinction in Global Perspectives Portfolio
Beyond the required 20 artifacts, students can choose to earn a Hallmarks Distinction in Global Perspectives. To earn this transcript notation, students add 2 additional artifacts (one from a free elective course related to Global Perspectives, and another from the source of their choice) to their eportfolio and then complete a 1-credit seminar that focuses and reflects on the Global Perspectives learning outcomes and verifies their completion of the Distinction requirements.

Mission

The Hallmarks Distinction in Global Perspectives 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:

  • Reframe knowledge of political, economic, environmental and cultural developments of the past to understand current U.S. and global issues.
  • Consider how the specific cultural values and achievements of different civilizations and societies shape the behavior and responses of individuals, groups, and nations.
  • Explain the significance of globalization and the social, political and economic implications of the global power dynamics that it creates.
  • Assemble and apply multiple perspectives and disciplinary concepts when addressing real-world challenges.

Portfolio Description & Requirements

Students of any major, including transfer students, may choose to earn a Hallmarks Distinction in Global Perspectives. Students may enroll in this option at any point up to and including the fall of their junior year. For more information, contact Professor Raju Parakkal at parakkalr@philau.edu

Requirements for the Hallmarks Distinction in Global Perspectives:

A completed portfolio section for the Global Perspectives outcome:

  • Three artifacts from 2 courses in the Global Perspectives outcome (One in the major and one in Hallmarks) plus 1 co-curricular artifact. (If students do not have a co-curricular artifact, they can choose to take another course with a global focus from an approved list and substitute an artifact from that course.)

Two additional artifacts from two additional courses:

  • One artifact from a course (required or elective) with a global focus from an approved list within the major or Hallmarks
  • One artifact from an elective course with a global focus from an approved list (this course can also be counted to the student’s free elective requirement)

Global Perspectives Distinction Seminar:

  • One 1-credit seminar: Completion of the Global Perspectives Distinction

Required courses:

GLOB-101  Integrative Seminar for the Global Portfolio Part I

Students may select from the following approved courses.

AHIST-205

The Built Environment

AHIST-206

Renaissance/Baroque Architecture and Interiors

ARCH-204

Great Buildings: Structure, Style and Context

ARCH-320

Ecology and Making

ARCST-410

Vernacular Architecture

ARCST-422

Theories of Architecture Seminar

ARCST-434

Water and Architecture

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

Area Studies Courses

ARTH-314

History of Textiles and Costumes

BUS-317

Opportunity Finding in Emerging Markets

DBTU-300

Debaing global Issues

DSGN-261

Japanese Craft Production Short Course

ECBIO-101

Environmental Issues

ECBIO-302

Experimental Field Ecology

ECON-401

International Economics

FASHMGT-101

Survey of Global Products

FASHMGT-308

Global Product Management

FASHMGT-408

Apparel/Textile Sourcing

FINC-318

International Finance

GCIT-2XX

Global Citizenship Courses

GDIV-2XX Global Diversity Courses

HUMN-223

World Philosophies

HUMN-225

Exploring World Literature

INDD-306 A/B

Intercultrual Innovation Short Course/ Project

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

Language Courses

JSLA-380

Human Rights

LARCH-206

History of Landscape Architecture I

LAW-203

Comparative Legal Systems

LAW-300

International Law

MGMT-303

Logistics in East Asia

MGMT-307

International Management

MGMT-405

Apparel/Textile Supply Chain Mgmt.

MKTG-324

International Marketing

PSYCH-234

Cultural and Social Diversity

SOC-201

Class, Gender, & Race in World Societies

SOC-204

Personality and World Culture

SOC-208

Individual & The Global Environment

SOC-211

Power & Poverty in the Global Economy

SOC-225

Global Politics

SUST-303

Global Environmental History

SUST-400

Sustainability and Development in the non-Western World

TEXT-204

African Textiles Short Course

TEXT-314

European Textile Printing

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.

Required Courses:

ACCT-203 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT-204 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT-309 Federal Taxes I


+ One of the following:
ACCT-303 Accounting: Theory and Practice
ACCT-316 Cost Accounting I
ACCT-409 Auditing
ACCT-412 Advanced Accounting

Animation and Digital Media Minor

14 credits

Required Courses:
ANIM-307 3D Modeling (3 credits)
ANIM-308N 3D Animation (4 credits)
ANIM-301N Motion Graphics I (4 credits)
ANIM-3xx Digital Audio Production (3 credits) OR ANIM 312 Motion Graphics II (3 credits)

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

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

12-13 credits


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

Required Courses (Choose any four courses)

ACCT-101

Financial Accounting

MKTG-102

Priniciples of Marketing

MGMT-301

Principles of Management

ECON-410 International Economics

FINC-301

Financial Management



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.

Required Courses

COMM-101 Introduction to Communication
COMM-206 Strategic Communication

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

COMM-200 Reading the Visual
COMM-204 Technologies of Communication
COMM-300 Text, Sound and Image
COMM-307 Public Relations and Media Writing
COMM-318 Crisis Communication
COMM-312 Fashion Communication
COMM-314 Sports Communication


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. 

Custom Specialization

9 credits

A custom specialization is a thematic grouping of three business or related courses; these courses need not exist within the University. Custom specialization must be declared at the time of transfer student’s admission or at the time of a degree change in order to ensure the harvesting of relevant courses. The custom specialization must be approved by SBA program director or associate dean. The custom specialization option is available exclusively to transfer students.

Entrepreneurship Minor for Non-Business Majors

12  credits 

The entrepreneurship minor allows students to evaluate their skills, talents, and potential role in the
entrepreneurial ecosystem; Students will apply concepts that cover all major elements of venture creation.


Required Courses
MGTX-111 Essentials of Entrepreneurship
MGMT-411 Venture Creation

Plus two of the following:
*DECFRM-200 Business Models
MGMT-315 Comm, Negotiation, Creative Econ
MKTG-302 Product Development and Innovation
MKTG-310 Integrated Marketing Communication
DECGEN-480 Interdisciplinary Integrative Projects

*Cannot be taken by Kanbar College students


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: Fundamentals of Sustainability
SUST-102: Water Resources and the Environment
SUST-104: The Atmosphere and the Environment
SUST-120: Sustainable Food Chains
SUST-200: Energy Systems and Politics
SUST-202: Economics of Sustainability
SUST-204: Sustainable Planning and Land Use
SUST-300: Sustainable Technologies for Architecture
SUST-302: Industrial Ecology
SUST-303: Global Environmental History
SUST-400: Sustainability and Development in the Non-Western World
SUST-402: Managing Sustainable Organizations
SUST-421/LARCH-521: Environmental Policy
ECBIO-101: Environmental Issues
ECBIO-201: Biodiversity
ECBIO-319: Oceanography


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



Fashion Merchandising Management Minor

12 credits


The FMM minor provides students with an overview of the fashion industry by exposing them to the fashion value chain which includes design concepts, product development, production, merchandising and marketing.

Required Courses
MKTG-217 Retailing Strategy & Structure
MKTG-328 Merchandise Buying Operations

Plus one of the following:
MKTG-305 Brand Management
FASHMGT-304 Visual Merchandising
*FASHMGT-3XXa Fashion Value Chain
*FASHMGT-3XXb Business of Licensing
* Will be first offered in Fall 2017

Finance Minor

 

Finance plays a crucial role in all profit and nonprofit organizations. The minor provides students with knowledge of the global financial markets, financial institutions, financial instruments, and valuable financial tools that can be used to analyze the financial viability of all decisions.

Required Courses
FINC-303 Intermediate Financial Management
FINC-303 Intermediate Financeand Development
FINC-321 Investment and Portfolio Management
FINC-322 Capital Market and Financial Institution
*FINC-4XX Financial Modeling
* Will be first offered in Spring 2017

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

13 credits


(These courses must be taken in this exact order)

VSDES-101. Design I. Design Essentials (3 credits)
GRAPH-310. Digital Imaging for Graphic Design (3 credits)
DSGNFND-203. Design II. Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits)
GRAPH-201. Design III. Introduction to Typography (4 credits)


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

13 credits


(Prerequisite (at least one)):

  • VSDES-101 Design I, Design Essentials (3 credits)
  • ADFND-101 Design Foundation 1, (Arch. Or Interior Design). (3 credits) or
  • INDD-101 Design Foundation 1, (Industrial Design). (3 credits.)

(Additional pre-requisite):

  • DRAW-101. Drawing 1 (3 credits)

Required (10 credits):

  • DSGNFND-203. Design II. Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-310. Digital Imaging for Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-201. Design III. Introduction to Typography (4 credits)

(Then choose one course from these Graphic Design Designated Electives to total 13 credits):

  • GRAPH-208. History of Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-305. Exhibit Design and Signage (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-341. Illustration (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-408. Advanced Publication Design (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-409. Issues in Information Design (3 credits)

Graphic Design Minor for Animation and Digital Media and Interactive Design and Development

13 credits


(Pre-requisites):

  • VSDES-101 Design . Design Essentials (3 credits)
  • DRAW-101 Drawing 1 (3 credits)

Required (10 credits)

  • DSGNFND-203 Design II Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credits.)
  • GRAPH-310 Digital Imaging for Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-201 Design II. Introduction to Typography (4 credits)

(Then choose additional courses as necessary from these Graphic Design Designated Electives to total 13 credits)

  • GRAPH-208 History of Graphic Design (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-305 Exhibit Design and Signage (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-341 Illustration (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-408 Advanced Publication Design (3 credits)
  • GRAPH-409 Issues in Information Design (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 and Materials OR
ARCST-268 Preservation Technology II: Modern Systems and Materials    

Any two of the following:

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

Influencers of Childhood Development Minor




This minor is open to Philadelphia University Undergraduate students who seek to understand the complex impact of childhood trauma on development. This minor offers advanced trauma knowledge, skills and competencies to promote healing and growth for children and families impacted by childhood adversity.

Required Courses
CTC-200 Relating Trauma to Typical Childhood Development
CTC-202 The Impact of Trauma in Childhood: Enhancing Trauma Awareness
CTC-2XX Applying Trauma Principles in Childhood
CTC-2XX Enhancing Capacity for Applying Trauma Principles in Childhood

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.

Required Courses
MGMT-307 International Management
MKTG-324 International Marketing
FINC-318 International Finance and Development
ECON-401 International Economics

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 credits)

LARCH-208

Local Flora (4 credits)

SCI-110

 

Landscape Ecology (3 credits)


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

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 studios (4 or 6 credits):

LARCH-201

LA Design III: Site Design (4 credits)

LARCH-300

Design IV: Urban Design 1 (6 credits)

LARCH-304

LA Design V: Community Design (6 credits)

LARCH-401

LA Design VII: Interdisciplinary Design Studio (6 credits)



Landscape Planning Minor

12 credits


LARCH-207

Technology I: Grading (3 credits)

LARCH-411

LA History III: Urban Landscape Design (3 credits)


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

LARCH-208

Local Flora (4 credits) or

SCI-110

Landscape Ecology (3 credits)


One of the following courses (3 credits)

LARCH-310

GIS for Landscape Analysis (3 credits) or 

LARCH-412

Technology III: Hydrology (3 credits)



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

Management skills are necessary in both non-supervisory and supervisory positions. This group of courses helps students to develop vital professional and managerial skills, including communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, and leadership. Together with the knowledge base learned in students’ major fields, this minor increases students’ understanding of all types of organizations and jobs, and increases opportunities for entry-level and managerial positions.

Required Courses
MGMT-310 People and Teams in Organizations
MGMT-320 Human Resource Practice and Tools

Plus two of the following:
MGMT-307 International Management
MGMT-309 Systems Analysis
MGMT-315 Communications, Negotiations and Creative Economy
MGMT-111 Essentials of Entrepreneurship
MGMT-411 Venture Creation

Marketing Minor

12 credits

The marketing of goods or services is the central focus of most profit and nonprofit 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.

Required Courses – Choose any four courses:
MKTG-207 Consumer in the Market Place
MKTG-305 Contemporary Brand Management
MKTG-310 Integrated Marketing Communication
MKTG-315 Marketing in a Digital Environment
MKTG-324 International Marketing
MKTG-391 Marketing Research

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

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-MBA Minor for Business Majors 

The Pre-M.B.A. minor for Business majors provides the opportunity to begin taking graduate-level business courses in the senior year, allowing students who have completed their Bachelor of Science Degree to complete a M.B.A degree in one year. This minor is for undergraduate business majors only.
Students may only begin taking graduate courses in senior year with prior approval of MBA program director.

Required Courses
IMBA-627 Competitive Tech Intelligence
IMBA-628 Accounting for Management Decisions

Plus two courses (in consultation with upper level advisor and MBA program director)

Visual Studies Minor

12 credits

The Visual Studies minor introduces students to the design process through the application of the fundamental principles of design and drawing. Students will develop skills including: a sensitivity to value and color, experimentation with a variety of media, process methodologies, and problem solving strategies. A general survey of the philosophy and utility of CAD systems may be accomplished.

One of the following Design Studios:
VSDES-101, ADFND-101, INDD-101, DSGNFND-103 or DSGNFND-423

One of the following Drawing Studios:
DRAW-101, VSDRAW-101 or ADFND-103

Any two of the following:
ADFND-102, ADFND-104, DSGNFND-203, CAD-201, CAD-204, CAD-206,
DRAW-201, DRAW-206, DRAW-303, or any course from a design major approved by the director of that program.



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

18 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.

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.


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


Hallmarks Core requirements plus four additional courses approved by the Hallmarks Academic Associate Dean. Please see the Office of the Hallmarks 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

Web Design and Development Minor
for Non-Graphic Design Students

  credits

  • IDD-510 Essentials of Interactive Design (Graduate Studio, 6 credits) OR DIGD-200 Fundamentals of Web Programming (3 credits) AND DIGD-206 Foundations of Web Design & Strategy (3 credits)
  • DIGD-307 Advanced Web Design & Strategy (3 credits)
  • DIGD-3XX Javascript Programming (3 credits) OR DIGD-403 Web Development (3 credits)

Web Design and Development Minor
for Graphic Design Students

  credits

  • IDD-510 Essentials of Interactive Design (Graduate Studio, 6 credits) OR DIGD-200 Fundamentals of Web Programming (3 credits) AND DIGD-206 Foundations of Web Design & Strategy (3 credits)
  • DIGD-307 Advanced Web Design & Strategy (3 credits)
  • DIGD-3XX Javascript Programming (3 credits)

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.



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


Reframe knowledge of political, economic, environmental and cultural developments of the past to understand current U.S. and global issues.

Consider how the specific cultural values and achievements of different civilizations and societies shape the behavior and responses of individuals, groups, and nations.

Explain the significance of globalization and the social, political and economic implications of the global power dynamics that it creates.

Assemble and apply multiple perspectives and disciplinary concepts when addressing real-world challenges.