Southeastern students can pursue minors in addition to their major degree programs to study related disciplines or subject matters. Minors give students the opportunity to acquire skills useful to their educational or career goals and enrich their educational experience.
Department of English
Minor in English
The minor in English prepares students for various positions requiring skilled writing as well as for the pursuit of a master's and doctorate in English.
Minor in Creative Writing
The minor in Creative Writing trains aspiring poets and prose fiction writers in the methods of the literary marketplace along with the traditional instruction in the ancient craft of literary creation.
Minor in Professional Writing
The minor in Professional Writing prepares students to work in business and non-profit administrative settings as writers, editors, document production specialists, website designers and many other allied jobs.
Minor in Gender Studies
The minor in Gender Studies recognizes the (sometimes undervalued) role of women in literary studies and emphasizes the varieties of female experience since the beginnings of literary history. The program uses interdisciplinary teaching in its courses, incorporating literary, psychological, sociological, and historical approaches, among others.
Minor in Publishing Studies
The minor trains students in the latest developments in digital humanities scholarship, as preparation for doctorate programs; in digital and print editing and production, as preparation for the workforce; and in classroom applications of technology, as support for teaching writing and publishing.
Department of Languages and Communication
Minor in Communication
A minor in Communication provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical application in improving their verbal, nonverbal and interpersonal skills. This minor is valuable for all students who wish to become more skilled and knowledgeable communicators.
Minor in Francophone and Creole Ethnic Studies
The Minor in Francophone and Creole Ethnic Studies is an undergraduate multicultural and interdisciplinary program that offers a broad and intense course of study of the various ethnic groups in the Francophone and Creole world. It aims to serve the needs of globalization while providing students with insights and understanding of the French and Francophone world at large. The minor in ethnic studies enhances employment opportunities in such professions as business, civil service, education, government, journalism, law, marketing, social work and a variety of comparable fields. It also provides additional options for graduate school. This minor consists of 18 semester hours of courses in French and Social Sciences.
Minor in Hispanic Ethnic Studies
The Minor in Hispanic Ethnic Studies is an undergraduate multicultural and interdisciplinary program that offers a broad and intense course of study of the various ethnic groups in the Hispanic world. It aims to serve the needs of globalization while providing students with insights and understanding of the Hispanic world at large. The minor in ethnic studies enhances employment opportunities in such professions as business, civil service, education, government, journalism, law, marketing, social work and a variety of comparable fields. It also provides additional options for graduate school. This minor consists of 18 semester hours of courses in Spanish, Mythology and Social Sciences.
Minor in Native American Studies
The Minor in Native American studies is an undergraduate multicultural and interdisciplinary program that promotes knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity. Students will receive in-depth exposure to a variety of life ways that comprise the Native American presence. They will come to appreciate native worldviews, ecology, arts and literature, social relations, and the events and processes of history that have helped shape their present diversity of cultures. They will come to know Native prehistoric past as well as their political and legal statuses as a special category of American citizens. It also provides additional options for graduate school. This minor consists of 18 semester hours of courses in Spanish, Mythology and Social Sciences.
Minor in French
The French Minor provides a more intense development of skills and knowledge or the French Language, and of French and Francophone cultures, literatures, linguistics, cinema and business, giving the students an opportunity to follow a course of study that will be supplementary or complementary to their majors. Students wishing to minor in French are required to complete a total of 21 semester hours, nine of which must be at the 300 level or above. French minors are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad.
Minor in German
The German minor provides a more intense development of skills and knowledge or the German language, and of German cultures, literatures, linguistics, cinema and business, giving the students an opportunity to follow a course of study that will be supplementary or complementary to their majors. Students wishing to minor in German are required to complete a total of 21 semester hours, nine of which must be at the 300 level or above. German minors are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad.
Minor in Italian
Italy and Italian culture have played a crucial role in the development of Western civilization and in the advancement of several fields, from art to architecture, from literature to music. The study of Italian culture is therefore a keystone of any humanistic curriculum and of any well-rounded education. Students wishing to minor in Italian are required to complete a total of 21 semester hours, nine of which must be at the 300 level or above. Italian minors are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad.
Minor in Latin
The surviving works of literature and art inherited from classical Rome have been foundational to western European culture. Students interested in pre-law, pre-medicine, education and many other sciences are encouraged to consider a minor in Latin, as are business majors aspiring to management. Students wishing to minor in Latin are required to complete a total of 21 semester hours, nine of which must be at the 300 level or above.
Department of History and Political Science
Minor in History
The minor in History allows students to acquire knowledge of History beyond the level of survey courses required in most curricula and helps to prepare them for careers in law, in other disciplines that require knowledge of how the past affects the present and future, and in a wide variety of fields that utilize creativity, critical thinking, professional reading and writing skills. The minor requires 18 hours of History courses that may (but do not have to) include survey courses.
Minor in Public History
The minor in Public History allows students knowledge of History as it is presented in the public sphere and helps to prepare them for careers in cultural resource management (including archives, family history, heritage tourism, historic site administration, libraries, museums) and for graduate study in Public History. The minor requires 18 hours that may include up to 6 hours of survey courses and that must include at least 12 hours of 400-level Public History courses.
Minor in Political Science
The minor in Political Science allows students to acquire knowledge of Political Science beyond the level of survey courses required in most curricula and helps to prepare them for careers in politics, public administration, public policy, law and other disciplines that require knowledge of how political systems function, and in a wide variety of fields that utilize creativity, critical thinking, professional reading and writing skills. The minor requires 18 hours of Political Science courses that must include Political Science 201.
Minor in Philosophy
The minor in Philosophy allows students to acquire a deeper knowledge of philosophy from the ancient world to the present (including aesthetics, critical thinking, ethics, intellectual history, and philosophy of history, as well as “pure” philosophy) and prepares them for careers in a wide variety of fields that utilize creativity, critical thinking, professional reading and writing skills. The minor requires 18 hours, with 12 hours in 300-level Philosophy courses and 6 hours in 400-level Philosophy courses.
Minor in International Studies
The minor in International Studies allows students to acquire a deeper knowledge of international politics and culture and helps to prepare them for careers in business, diplomacy, law, politics and a wide variety of fields that utilize creativity, critical thinking, professional reading and writing skills. The minor requires 18 hours, including 6 hours in a single foreign language at the 200-level or above and 300 and 400-level courses in three categories: (1) International Politics (3 hours), (2) Communication, Geography and Justice (3 hours), and (3) History and Culture (6 hours).
Minor in African-American Studies
The minor in African-American Studies allows students to acquire a deeper knowledge of African-American history and culture and helps to prepare them for careers in disciplines that require such knowledge and in a wide variety of fields that utilize creativity, critical thinking, professional reading and writing skills. The minor requires 18 hours of 300 and 400-level courses in three categories: (1) Literature (3-6 hours), (2) History, Politics and Society (9 hours), and (3) Culture and Cultural Resources (3-6 hours).
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Minor in Music
The minor in Music enables students to advance musical skills and integrate musical knowledge in a variety of areas, and is especially appropriate for those with pre-college backgrounds in music but who intend to pursue careers in other fields. It is strongly recommended for individuals preparing to be elementary school teachers, or for specialist arts and sciences teachers at the junior high or high school level.
Minor in Theatre
The minor in Theatre offers an opportunity to build knowledge and skills bases in various aspects of theatre including performance, directing, and technical production. Students selecting this minor may expand their employment opportunities both within and outside the sphere of theatre professions. The Theatre minor affords opportunities to expand creative, time management, and "people" skills that are likely to prove useful in virtually any professional area.
Minor in Dance
The minor in Dance enables students to advance and integrate dance knowledge and skills in a variety of areas, including performance and choreography, and may be especially appropriate for students with substantial interest in dance but who intend to pursue careers in other fields. The minor in dance is strongly recommended for students preparing to be general elementary school teachers, or liberal arts and sciences teachers at the junior high or high school level.
Minor in Art
The minor in Art provides the student with visual art self-expression possibilities through approaches such as drawing.
Minor in Art History
The minor in Art History presents the student with the rich unfolding of art from prehistory to today.
Minor in Graphic Design
The minor in Graphic Design prepares the student for an understanding of the advertising world through the creation of printed graphic design such as the logo and restaurant menu.
Minor in New Media & Animation
The minor in New Media and Animation focuses on fine arts and experimental approaches to studio practices. Students work with a variety of methods within a framework that includes the history and theory of New Media in connection with contemporary and traditional art practices.
Department of Psychology
Minor in Psychology
Because national surveys of employers indicate that they weigh "people skills" heavily when evaluating job applicants, a minor in Psychology can be a valuable asset.
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Minor in Geography
A minor in geography provides marketable analytical and spatial skills and broad views of society and the environment. The skills enable students to work in a variety of fields, such as geography, natural resource management, land use planning, cultural preservation, primary and secondary teaching and spatial analysis.
Minor in Sociology
A minor in sociology provides students the ability to better understand the society in which we live, and how the culture and structure of society affects individuals. Additionally, the Sociology minor compliments many different majors on campus.
Minor in Anthropology
A minor in Anthropology provides an in-depth examination of the range of human variation across time and space. Students explore that variation through the sub-disciplines of archaeology, physical anthropology, and cultural anthropology. This exploration compliments the knowledge base that students majoring in human-oriented disciplines acquire in their major curriculum. The minor requires the completion of eighteen semester hours of Anthropology courses.
Minor in Geographic Information Systems
A minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides an in-depth exploration of cutting-edge Remote Sensing (RS) and spatial technologies used to study and analyze the earth and its human population. GIS employs powerful computers and highly advanced software to analyze and map the earth and answer questions of importance to many academic disciplines and business applications. Criminal Justice professionals employ GIS/RS for mapping and analyzing crime patterns. Sociologists use GIS/RS for analyzing data, such as census data. Businesses and planners used GIS/RS for market and customer analysis, for identifying locations for new stores/businesses and land use planning. GIS/RS is also widely used by biologists for wetland studies and disease tracking, and by earth and environmental scientists for studying changes in rivers and coastlines. The minor requires the completion of 18 credit hours, which include the Introduction to Geography, the Introduction to GIS, Advanced GIS, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Advanced Remote Sensing, and either Field Methods, Map Reading or Cartography.
Minor in Criminal Justice
A minor in Criminal Justice compliments many academic disciplines that are interested in the study of human beings, their behavior and the relationship between humans and societal institutions that serve their needs and/or control their behavior and actions. The minor allows an in-depth examination of the daily functioning of the organizational components of the criminal justice system--law and courts, the police and corrections--as well as a cursory examination of criminal behavior. Students will learn to critically reflect on the proper role of the criminal justice system in a democratic society that values human rights and civil rights. The minor requires 18 credit hours, which includes CJ 101, CJ 201, CJ 204, CJ 205, CJ 412 and CJ 440.
Department of Accounting and Finance
Minor in Accounting
The minor in Accounting provides students with additional coverage of accounting-related concepts that will be beneficial to them as they progress in any area of business.
Minor in Finance
A minor in Finance allows students to develop the necessary skills to be competent in financial analysis and decision-making.
Department of Management and Business Administration
Minor in Economics
A minor in Economics provides students with the education and training needed for jobs in the fields such as banking, financial economics, economic development, labor relations, regulation, government tax and revenues, etc.
Minor in Management
The minor in Management allows students to enhance their knowledge of the discipline to better prepare them for success in the business world.
Minor in Administrative Supervision
The minor in Administrative Supervision provides non-business majors with knowledge and skills to help them advance to supervisory positions.
Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Minor in Marketing
A minor in Marketing presents students with the knowledge of modern marketing's role in business and in society.
Minor in Supply Chain Management
A minor in Supply Chain Management presents students with the knowledge of the discipline's functions in receiving and fulfilling customer requests. Such functions include, but are not limited to, new product development, operations, distribution, purchasing, marketing, finance and customer service.
Department of Health and Human Sciences
Minor in Family and Consumer Sciences
The Family and Consumer Science minor supports student preparation for a career serving family and the community.
Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Minor in Adapted Physical Education
The minor in Adapted Physical Education aligns with state teacher certification requirements for teaching Adapted PE. Students who wish to pursue Adapted PE certification must complete the undergraduate degree in Kinesiology (Health and PE Teacher Education concentration) and complete this minor. It requires a total of 21 hours with courses focusing on Special Education, Motor Development and Methods of Teaching Adapted PE.
Minor in Athletic Coaching
A minor in Athletic Coaching prepares future teachers and other individuals who have an interest in coaching athletics or youth and recreational sports. It requires a total of 21 hours, with courses in Emergency Health Care, Fundamentals of Fitness and Conditioning, Foundations of Coaching and more.
Minor in ExerciseScience
The minor in Exercise Science requires a total of 18 hours, with courses in Motor Learning, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Testing and Prescription and more.
Minor in Health Promotion
The minor in Health Promotion is designed for students seeking education and training in promoting healthy lifestyles in individuals and communities. Coursework includes Community Health, Health Promotion Program Planning, Health Assessment and Health Behavior Change, as well as elective courses in Health Studies. A total of 24 hours is required in this minor.
Department of Biological Sciences
Minor in Biological Sciences
The minor in Biological Sciences prepares students to better understand issues that they will encounter in their careers and everyday life related to health, the environment, and other life science areas.
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Minor in Chemistry
A minor in chemistry allows students to pursue in-depth study of those sub-disciplines of chemistry: analytical, bio-, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry that are most relevant to their career goals or advanced studies while not requiring the full breadth of a chemistry major. Additionally, the chemistry minor allows students to develop the analytical skills sought by employers of chemistry laboratory technicians.
Minor in Physics
A minor in physics allows students to develop mathematical, analytical and critical thinking skills essential to a variety of disciplines. The physics minor also complements any scientific or technical major by allowing students to explore the theoretical underpinnings of their own disciplines or by allowing students to apply their discipline in the context of physics.
Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology
Minor in Computer Science
A minor in Computer Science is valuable to students who want to gain more in depth knowledge of software development and the computing professions. Coursework includes areas such as programming, networking, data structures and computer graphics.
Minor in Applied Computer Science
A minor in Applied Computer Science allows students to acquire a deeper knowledge of program applications and their appropriate use in the business world. Coursework includes areas such as desktop publishing, database management and using web publishing software.
Minor in Industrial Technology
A minor in Industrial Technology is valuable to students who desire a broader view of technology and its place in business and industry. Coursework includes such areas as drafting and design, electricity and electronics, and materials and processes.
Department of Mathematics
Minor in Mathematics
The minor in Mathematics helps students to develop analytical and critical thinking skills essential in a variety of disciplines, including the financial, insurance, computer, medical, pharmaceutical and other business industries, as well as all types of education.