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.
Communication (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 program will help you advance your knowledge of communication while reinforcing interpersonal relationships, improving argument assessment, and enhancing your skills in small-group interactions.
Cybersecurity (15 Credits)
Gain a robust understanding of cybersecurity and develop technical competencies applicable across industries, including banking, finance, and healthcare. Students will establish a virtual security testing environment to investigate topics, which may include network security, cybersecurity policy, auditing, and ethical hacking. This minor is a great differentiator, as companies must maintain rigorous cybersecurity standards and certifications to support business operations.
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 program is designed for those who aspire to drive innovation in the realm of online marketing and communications.
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 program is ideal for students with goals of launching a startup, driving innovation within established companies, or navigating the complexities of social enterprises.
Ethical Hacking (15 Credits)
Acquire in-demand knowledge in ethical hacking while focusing on a wide breadth of relevant topics, which may include penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection, malware threat analysis, and social engineering. Students may seek industry certification or investigate incident response and disaster recovery.
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 program 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)
Acquire the skills you need to develop, design, and test games across major platforms, from personal computers and web-based games to major video game consoles and everything in between. In this minor, you will experience the entire game development process, from the high concept and pitch to the design and final publication.
Healthcare Administration (15 Credits)
Develop a broad range of administrative knowledge as well as the critical thinking skills needed to effectively manage the delivery, quality, and costs of various healthcare services. You’ll learn how to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, private and public clinics, agencies, and other healthcare organizations.
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).*
Human Resources (15 Credits)
Learn about the essential role that HR plays in driving organizational success. This program 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 program, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of human resources, and the skills to effectively manage, motivate, and retain talent.
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 program will equip you with the insights and tools to become an impactful leader in any context.
Marketing (15 Credits)
Develop a foundational understanding of market strategies, consumer behavior, and e-commerce. This program covers a range of topics, including segmentation, targeting, positioning, and analytics. This program 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.
Public Health (15 Credits)
Gain a strong foundational knowledge of how to keep populations healthy through proactive protection and improvement of the quality of life for all people. You’ll focus on core concepts, theories, and principles that assist in analyzing and addressing public health issues while learning how to identify and assess social, behavioral, environmental, and biological determinants of health.
Psychology (15 Credits)
Explore various principles, theories, and practices as you gain insights into the intricacies of human behavior, cognition, and emotions. This program will help you develop an enhanced ability to critically evaluate and navigate complex social dynamics while also improving your communication and problem-solving skills.
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 program is designed for students who want to learn supply chain management skills that will help them create competitive advantages in dynamic market conditions.
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 & Mobile Application Development (15 Credits)
Develop the skills you need to assist businesses in designing and developing responsive websites and mobile applications that target Android and iOS-powered tablets and smartphones. In this minor, you may focus on various topics, including Hypertext Markup Language, user interface and user experience design (UI/UX), and programming, as you learn how to take your ideas from conception to completion.
*An application for this program has been submitted to our accreditor and is pending HLC approval.