2021-2022 Catalog

University Undergraduate Minors

Students in a bachelor's degree program can develop additional skills by pursuing a minor in a second area of study. Minors are groups of five courses in select subject areas that can fulfill part of the elective requirements in a bachelor's degree program. For any minor course that also appears in the student’s major or concentration areas, an equivalent course must be substituted and taken in its place to fulfill the minor requirement. To be eligible for the minor, no more than two courses may overlap between the minor, major, and concentration areas. Students must declare a minor as soon as possible after enrolling in their program and no later than the beginning of their last term of enrollment. Minors cannot be added to a student’s curriculum after their degree has been conferred.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for being certified. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which CIS courses throughout the university minors offerings have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE MINORS

Accounting Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

ACC 206Accounting II

ACC 306Microcomputer Applications for Accountants

ACC 307Federal Taxation

ACC 350Managerial Accounting

BUS 315Cost and Price Analysis

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Computer Forensics Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 333Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 359Disaster Recovery Management

SEC 340Computer Forensic Technology

SEC 420Perimeter Defense Techniques

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for certification. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Please note that the cost for the exams is not included in the course, students must purchase these exams separately. Depending on the certification, additional work and study may have to be done outside of the course in order to prepare for the exam. Exam results are not guaranteed. Certifications are one of the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Computer Programming Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 261Object-Oriented Computer Programming I

CIS 361Object Oriented Computer Programming II

CIS 242C++ Programming I

OR

CIS 406JAVA Programming I

CIS 328C++ Programming II

OR

CIS 407JAVA Programming II

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Criminal Justice Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CRJ 100Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ 105Crime and Criminal Behavior

CRJ 180Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

CRJ 220Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice

SOC 205Society, Law and Government

Total Credit Hours:22.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.
This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.
 

Cybersecurity Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 333Networking Security Fundamentals

SEC 340Computer Forensic Technology

SEC 420Perimeter Defense Techniques

SEC 435Network Penetration Testing

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for certification. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Database Administration Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 376SQL Programming

CIS 424Database Administration I

CIS 428Database Administration II

CIS 429Data Warehouse Planning

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for certification. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Please note that the cost for the exams is not included in the course, students must purchase these exams separately. Depending on the certification, additional work and study may have to be done outside of the course in order to prepare for the exam. Exam results are not guaranteed. Certifications are one of the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Data Analytics Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 261Object-Oriented Computer Programming I

CIS 356Decision Support and Business Intelligence

CIS 362Data Analytics I

CIS 461Data Analytics II

Total Credit Hours:22.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.
Students electing this minor should take CIS 109 or CIS 111 to fulfill the CIS 356 prerequisite requirements.

Entrepreneurship Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 313Introduction to Entrepreneurship

BUS 363Technology and Innovation in Entrepreneurship

BUS 435Management and Growth in Entrepreneurship

BUS 463Entrepreneurship Feasibility and Analysis

FIN 317Financing Entrepreneurships

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Finance Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

ECO 320Money and Banking

FIN 320Investments

FIN 350Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN 355Financial Risk Analysis

FIN 405Advanced Financial Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

General Business Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

ACC 100Accounting I

BUS 302Management Concepts

BUS 310Human Resource Management

FIN 100Principles of Finance

MKT 100Principles of Marketing

Total Credit Hours:22.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.
This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Applied Science in Management degree programs.

Health Services Administration Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

HSA 300Health Services Organization Management

HSA 305Health Services Marketing

HSA 315Health Information Systems

HSA 320Healthcare Human Resource Management

HSA 405Healthcare Policy and Law

Total Credit Hours:22.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 170Information Technology in Criminal Justice

CRJ 420Emergency Management Procedures

CRJ 440Terrorism and Antiterrorism

SEC 310Homeland Security Organization and Administration

SEC 315Security Assessment and Solutions

Total Credit Hours:22.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Human Resource Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 310Human Resource Management

BUS 325Global Human Resource Management

BUS 335Staffing Organizations

BUS 407Training and Development

BUS 409Compensation Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Information Technology Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 106Introduction to Information Technology

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 312Computer Architecture

Total Credit Hours:22.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.
This minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program.

IT Project Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 375Project Management

BUS 377Managing Project Risk

BUS 419Project Estimating and Budgeting

CIS 348Information Technology Project Management

CIS 443Agile Project Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for certification. Review the CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Joe Gibbs Performance Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

JGR 100Finding Your Leadership Purpose

JGR 200The Power of People

JGR 210Motivating Teams

JGR 300Performing Under Pressure

JGR 310The Right Way to Win

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 310Human Resource Management

BUS 322Organizational Behavior

BUS 375Project Management

BUS 402Small Business Management

BUS 430Operations Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Marketing Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

MKT 305Consumer Behavior

MKT 312Marketing Communications

MKT 320International Marketing

MKT 402Strategic Market Pricing

MKT 475Strategic Marketing

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Networking Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 175Introduction to Networking

CIS 332Network Server Administration I

CIS 333Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 337Internetworking Basics

CIS 357Advanced Internetworking

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for certification. Review the undergraduate-level CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Project Management Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

BUS 375Project Management

BUS 377Managing Project Risk

BUS 380Managing Project Teams

BUS 419Project Estimating and Budgeting

BUS 437Project Procurement Management

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

The university recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare students for certification. Review the CIS course descriptions in the course descriptions section of this catalog to determine which courses in this minor have certification training availability and the requirements associated with each course. Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge.

Social Media Marketing Minor

Required Courses

Required Courses

MKT 305Consumer Behavior

MKT 325Social Media Marketing

MKT 330Marketing Research and Digital Analysis

MKT 465Social Media Strategy

MKT 478Social Media Campaign

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Web Development Minor

Requirements

Required Courses

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 307Web Page Development I

CIS 373Web Design and Development

CIS 309Web Page Development II

Total Credit Hours:22.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.