Minors

A minor is a grouping of 6 or more courses, totaling 18 to 21 credits, of which a maximum of 9 credits have 2000-level course designations, and the remainder are at the 3000 or 4000 level. A minor may be similar to, and named for, an existing major such as criminal justice. Or, it may be a special, interdisciplinary grouping such as comparative psychology. The department(s) offering the minor determines which courses are required and any course options. Once a minor is established within a department or departments, it will be listed, along with the requirements of the minor, on the web page for that program or programs. A listing of available minors can be accessed by visiting minors

Minor in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counseling

Course:Course Name:
EXSC3205 Drugs and Society
PSYC3300Addictions Counseling
PSYC2303Psychopharmacology for Counselors
PSYC3301The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor
PSYC4903 (300 Hours Supervised – 6 cr.)
Total Credits:18

Meets the MBSACC (Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification) educational requirements for the CADC level Certification.  Work experience is still needed.

Minor in American Studies

Course: Course Name:
Take one or more of the following courses:
HUMN2207American Cinema
HUMN2208American Film Genres
HUMN2107America and the Contemporary World
HIST3600Women in American History
Take one or more from EACH of the following:
One ENGL2000+ elective (excluding ENGL2003 Public Speaking)
Up to THREE ENGL3000+ electives
GOVT4100American Constitutional Law
-OR-
HIST3100American Constitutional History
For a total of SIX courses

Minor in Animal Behavior

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Must take the following 4 courses:
ANSC2202Domestic Animal Behavior
or
3 credits
VTSC3200Clinical Animal Behavior3 credits
ANSC3100Animals in Society3 credits
ANSC3301The Human and Animal Bond3 credits
PSYC2603Brain and Behavior3 credits
Must take 6 additional credits from the following:
MGMT2500Small Business Management
or
3 credits
MGMT2505Small Business Entrepreneurship 3 credits
BIOL3201Primatology3 credits
EQST3100Equine Behavior3 credits
or an approved 4900 level externship

Minor in Biology

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Group one:
ANSC2000Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science2 credits
ANSC2401Animal Nutrition3 credits
ANSC2403Equine Nutrition3 credits
ANSC2501Animal Breeding3 credits
ANSC2701Equine Anatomy and Phisiology3 credits
BIOL2502Microbiology4 credits
BIOL2503Anatomy and Physiology I4 credits
BIOL2504Anatomy and Physiology II4 credits
EXSC2205Structural Kinesiology3 credits
FORE2001Introduction to Forensics4 credits
FORE2002Collection/Preservation of Evidence4 credits
PSYC2603Brain and Behavior3 credits
Group 2
ANSC3100Animals in Society3 credits
ANSC3301The Human and Animal Bond3 credits
ANSC3503Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management3 credits
BIOL3001Cell Biology3 credits
BIOL3100Developmental Biology4 credits
BIOL3201Primatology3 credits
BIOL3200Biostatistics3 credits
BIOL3003Biological Chemistry3 credits
BIOL3500Genetics3 credits
BIOL3520Genomics3 credits
BIOL4200Biotechniques3 credits
BIOL4901Internship I
or
3 credits
BIOL4902Internship II3 credits
CHEM3003Biochemistry3 credits
EQST3701Equine Biomechanics and Conformation3 credits
EQST4201Equine Pathology and Diesases3 credits
EXSC3105Nutrition3 credits
EXSC3300Exercise Physiology4 credits
EXSC3500Human Sexuality3 credits
VTSC3400Immunology3 credits

Minor in Biomedical Sciences (Hybrid Track)

Course: Course Name: Credits:
In Vivo/ In Vitro Hybrid Track
Required Courses (8-10 Credits)
ANSC2000Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science2 credits
ANSC3401Laboratory Animal Technical Methods I4 credits
ANSC3402Laboratory Animal Technical Methods II4 credits
Take 3 or more of the following:Courses must not already be included in major.Totaling 18-21 credits for track.
ANSC2501Animal Breeding3 credits
ANSC4700World of Research3 credits
BIOL3001Cell Biology3 credits
BIOL3003Biological Chemistry3 credits
BIOL3100Developmental Biology4 credits
BIOL3200Biostatistics3 credits
BIOL3201Primatology3 credits
BIOL3500Genetics3 credits
BIOL3520Genomics3 credits
BIOL4001Research Methods in Science3 credits
BIOL4200Biotechniques4 credits
VTSC2005Introduction to Laboratory Animal Health1 credit
VTSC3100Laboratory Animal Management3 credits
VTSC3400Immunology3 credits
VTSC3401Pathophysiology of Diseases3 credits
VTSC4102Laboratory Animal Diseases3 credits

Minor in Biomedical Sciences (In Vitro Track)

Course: Course Name: Credits:
In Vitro Track
Take at least six (6) of the following courses.Totaling 18-21 credits.
ANSC2501Animal Breeding3 credits
BIOL3001Cell Biology3 credits
BIOL3100Developmental Biology4 credits
BIOL3200Biostatistics3 credits
BIOL3520Genomics3 credits
BIOL4001Research Methods in Science3 credits
BIOL4200Biotechniques4 credits
VTSC3400Immunology3 credits
VTSC3401Pathophysiology of Disease3 credits

Minor in Business

Course:Course Name:
MGMT1000 Introduction to Business Models is a prerequisite for this Minor.
Take the following two courses:
MKTG2004 Marketing I – Creating Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies
ACCT2100Accounting and Finance I – Concepts and Tools
Additional 12 credits from the designation list below:
1 – 2000 level course
3 – 3000 3000+ level courses
ACCT
ECON
HSTR
MGMT
MKTG
SPMG

Minor in Computer Information Systems

Take up to three courses from group 1, and three or more courses from group two, for a total of six courses. No more than three courses can be taken in combination from the 1000/2000 level.

Course: Course Name:
Group 1
CPTR1100Computer Programming 1
CPTR1400Computer Programming 2
CPTR2300Data Structures
CPTR2800Information Security and IT fundamentals
Group 2
CPTR3400Data Warehousing
CPTR3600Networking 1
CPTR4600Networking 2
INFO3300Business Analytics
MGMT3800Management Information Systems

Minor in Conflict Resolution and Management

Course:Course Name:
Required:
LGLS3292Conflict Resolution
SOCI2400Social Problems
HUMN3100Intercultural Communication
MGMT3600Management Decision Making and Problem Solving
Take at least two of the following:
HUMN2700Dialogue in a World of Difference
HUMN4105Religion, Peacemaking and Social Transformation
HUMN2601Global Citizenship and Community Engagement
LGLS2203Litigation

Minor in Creative Writing

Course: Course Name:
Take the following two courses:
ENGL3205Creative Writing
ENGL3206Creative Nonfiction
Take one or more of the following courses:
ENGL3000+ elective
GAME4120Literary Development of Virtual Worlds
Take up to three courses designated ENGL2000+ or HUMN200+
(excluding ENGL2003 Public Speaking)
Total Courses:6

Minor in Criminal Justice

Course: Course Name:
Take three of the courses below:
JUST2202Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice
JUST2203Corrections, Systems & Process
JUST2204Victimology and Victim Services
JUST2207Police and the Community
(Prerequisite: JUST1100 or permission of the instructor)
JUST2209Probation and Parole
SOCI2001Criminology
(Prerequisite: PSYC1001 or SOCI1001)
Take Three Additional Courses from this list:
JUST3001Police Administration and Management
(Prerequisite: JUST2207)
JUST3200Criminal Procedure and Evidence
JUST4001Research in Criminal Justice
(Prerequisite: SOCI1001 and PSYC1001)
JUST4100Directed Study in Criminal Justice
(Prerequisite: JUST4001)
SOCI3100Juvenile Delinquency
(Prerequisite: PSYC1001 or SOCI1001)
SOCI4001Data Analysis
(Prerequisite: PSYC1001 or SOCI1001, and MATH2200)

Minor in Data Analytics

Course: Course Name:
INFO4200Predictive Analytics
INFO2500
MATH2400

or MATH2105
Discrete Math or Finite Math
MATH3200Multivariate Statistics
CPTR3400Data Warehousing
CPTR2400Database Management

Minor in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Course: Course Name:
EXSC3205Drugs and Society
PSYC3300Addictions Counseling
PSYC2303Psychopharmacology for Counselors
PSYC3301The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselors
PSYC4903Practicum in Addictions Counseling (300 Hours Supervised - 6 credits)
Total Credits:18

Minor in English

Course: Course Name:
Take up to three courses from the list below:
ENGL2102Advanced Comp
ENGL2202Introduction to Drama
ENGL2302 Short Story
ENGL2405Leadership and Literature
ENGL2500Mythology
ENGL2600Literature by Women
ENGL3006Coming of Age in World Fiction and Film
ENGL3100Obsession and Violence in Shakespearean Drama and Film
Take three or more courese from the list below:
ENGL2200American Literature I
ENGL2201American Literature II
ENGL3205Creative Writing
ENGL3206Creative Nonfiction: Telling True Stories
ENGL3000+
Total courses:6

Minor in Equine Studies

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Must Take:
ANSC2701Equine Anatomy and Phisiology
Take two from Group A and three from Group B
or
Take one from Group A and four from Group B
Totaling 6 courses
Group A:
ANSC2403Equine Nutrition3 credits
EQST2001Principles of Riding Instruction I3 credits
EQST2002Principles of Riding Instruction II3 credits
EQST2100Introduction to Equine Assisted Activities3 credits
EQST2200Equine Industry and the Law3 credits
EQST2801Fundamentals of Farm and Stable Management3 credits
Group B:
ANSC3503Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management3 credits
EQST3100Equine Behavior3 credits
EQST3200Basic Training Methods3 credits
EQST3701Equine Biomechanics and Conformation3 credits
EQST4200Training Under Saddle4 credits
EQST4201Equine Pathology and Diseases3 credits
EQST4500Equine Facilities Management3 credits

Minor in Exercise Science

Course: Course Name:
EXSC2202Emergency Responder
EXSC2205Structural Kinesiology
EXSC2705Advanced Personal Trainer
EXSC3105Nutrition
EXSC3300Exercise Physiology
EXSC4105Strength and Conditioning
-OR-
EXSC4800Assessment and Prescription in Health and Fitness

Minor in Film and Literature

Course:Course Name:
Take a minimum of two of the following course:
HUMN2207American Cinema
HUMN2208American Film Genres
ENGL2202Introduction to Drama
ENGL2302Short Story
ENGL2405Leadership and Literature
ENGL2500Mythology
ENGL2600Literature by Women
ENGL3205Creative Writing
ENGL3206Creative Nonfiction: Telling True Stories
Take three or more courses from the list below:
One ENGL2000+
(Excluding ENGL2003 Public Speaking)
ENGL3205Creative Writing
ENGL3206Creative Nonfiction: Telling True Stories
ENGL3000+ Elective
HUMN3205
HUMN3303Studies in Film Analysis
Total courses:6

Minor in Forensic Science

Course: Course Name:
Take these three courses:
FORE2001Introduction to Forensics
FORE2002Collection/Preservation of Evidence
FORE3100Criminal Investigation
Take three of the courses below, with no more than one course at the 2000 level:
JUST2202Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice
JUST2203Corrections, Systems & Process
JUST2204Victimology & Victim Services
JUST2207Police and the Community
(Prerequisite: JUST1100 or permission of the instructor)
JUST2209Probation and Parole
LGLS2102Criminal Law
JUST3001Police Administration and Management
(Prerequisite: JUST2207)
JUST3200Criminal Procedure and Evidence
JUST4001Research in Criminal Justice
(Prerequisite: SOCI1001 & PSYC1001)
JUST4100Directed Study in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
(Prerequisite: JUST4001)
SOCI2001Criminology
(Prerequisite: PSYC1001 or SOCI1001)
GRPH2170Principles of Digital Imaging
PSYC2400Forensic Psychology
PSYC2405Correctional Psychology
PSYC4400Criminal Minds

Minor in Global Citizenship

Course: Course Name:
Required courses9 credits
HUMN2103Global Citizenship and Community Engagement
SOCI2400Social Problems
HUMN3100Intercultural Communication
Students will choose three courses (9 credits) from the following list:
PSYC2203Understanding Diversity
HUMN2401Elements of Japanese Culture
HUMN2405Religions of the World
HUMN3110Voices of the World I: Global Cultures
HUMN3120Voices of the World II: The American Immigration Experience
SOCI2100Women of the World: Health, Social Challenges, and Solutions
SOCI3600Global Poverty and Economic Inequality
HUMN2000+ Elective
Any language course

Minor in Health and Fitness

Course: Course Name:
EXSC2205Structural Kinesiology
EXSC2705Advanced Personal Trainer
Exercise Science Elective (2000+ level)
PSYC3700Sports Psychology
Exercise Science Elective
(3000+ level)
Exercise Science Elective
(3000+ level)

Minor in Information Security

Course: Course Name:
Take CPTR 2800, and five other courses from the list below, with no more than 3 courses total at the 2000 level.
CPTR2800 Information Security and Information Technology Fundamentals
CPTR2801 Information Security Threat Landscape and Attacker Motivation
CPTR2802Defending and Attacking Modern Networked Computer Systems
CPTR3801 Information Security Incident Handling
CPTR3802 Business Communication for Information Security Professionals
CPTR3803 Digital Forensics
CPTR4801 Emerging Technologies and Implications for Information Security
CPTR4802 Security Management and Policy Topics

Minor in Interactive Media Management (for Business Majors only)

Course: Course Name:
GAME1120 Introduction to Game Design is a prerequisite for this Minor
1 – 2000+ level GAME course or MATH2200 Statistics
GAME2175 Prototyping, Playtesting, and Production
GAME3175 Agile Project Management with Scrum
GAME3900 or GAME3901Game Studio or Live Studio – taken twice for a total of 6 credits
GAME4200Game Analytics

Minor in Legal Studies

Course: Course Name:
LGLS3200Topics in Law and Society
GOVT3001Political Theory
GOVT4100American Constitutional Law*
Choose THREE 200+ level LGLS courses
*GOVT1108is a prerequisite for this course and can be used to fill a social science requirement

Minor in Mathematics

Course: Course Name:
MATH2202Calculus I
MATH2302Calculus II
MATH3305Linear Algebra
MATH2400Discrete Math
CPTR4100Machine Learning
MATH30UGSpecial Topics in Mathematics

Minor in Marketing

Course: Course Name:
Required Courses:
MGMT1000Introduction to Business Models
MKTG2004Marketing 1: Creating Marketing, Branding, and Sales Strategies
MKTG3004Marketing 2: Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies
MKTG2101Advertising
GRPH2160Introduction to Web Design
MKTG3001Marketing Management
MKTG3005Consumer Behavior
MKTG4001Marketing Research
MKTG4105International Marketing
MKTG4400Advanced Topics in Marketing

Minor in Politics and Policy

Course: Course Name:
Required:
GOVT3001Political Theory
GOVT4100American Constitutional Law
SOCI2400Social Problems
LGLS3200Topics in Law and Society
Choose at least two of the following:
ECON1200 Global Economics
HIST3100American Constitutional History
HUMN2107America and the Contemporary World
HUMN3100Intercultural Communication
LGLS3292Conflict Resolution

Minor in Pre-Veterinary Studies

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Major Requirements:taken as open electives
BIOL1001Biology I4 credits
BIOL1002Biology II4 credits
MATH2200Statistics3 credits
CHEM3003
(in place of BIOL3003)
Biochemistry3 credits
Minor Requirements:
PHYS2001Physics I4 credits
PHYS2002Physics II4 credits
CHEM2100Organic Chemistry I4 credits
CHEM2101Organic Chemistry II4 credits

Minor in Psychology

Course:Course Name:
Choose one of the following:
PSYC2105Social Psychology
-OR-
PSYC2203Understanding Diversity
Choose one of the following:
PSYC2014Writing for Psychology
-OR-
PSYC2603Brain and Behavior
Choose two of the following:
PSYC2300Adolescent Psychology
PSYC2203Experimental Psychology
PSYC2400Forensic Psychology
PSYC3400Abnormal Psychology
Choose two additional courses from PSYC3000+
For a total of six courses

Minor in Social Business and Innovation

Course: Course Name:
SOCI2400Social Problems
MGMT2077Social Business
MGMT1805Introduction to Project Management
Social Entrepreneurship Lab
Elective Courses (6 credits)
SOCI3600Global Poverty and Economic Inequality
MGMT3705Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
SOCI2100Women of the World: Health, Social Challenges, and Solutions
MGMT2500Small Business Management
Innovation for Sustainability

Minor in Social Justice

Course: Course Name:
Required:
HUMN3130Globalization and Social Justice
SOCI2400Social Problems
JUST2202Crisis Intervention
JUST2204Victimology & Victim Services
Choose at least two of the following:
HUMN2103Global Citizenship and Community Engagement
SOCI2100Women of the World
SOCI2001Criminology
One 2000+ level SOCI, JUST or GOVT course

Minor in Sociology

Course: Course Name:
Required:
SOCI2001Criminology
SOCI2077Social Business
SOCI3001Individual and Society
SOCI4001Data Analysis
Choose at least two of the following:
SOCI2100Women of the World
SOCI3100Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI3110Human Geography
SOCI3200Deviance and Social Control
SOCI3600Global Poverty and Economic Inequality

Minor in Sport Management

Course: Course Name:
Take six courses from the following list:No more than two at the 2000 level.
SPMG2302Intro to Sport Management
SPMG2400Sport Marketing and Event Management
SPMG2600Sport Administration and Governance
SPMG3100Sport Facility Management
SPMG4500Sport Finance and Economics
SPMG4200Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports
SPMG4900Sport Management Internship
SPMG4901 Practicum in Sport Management

 

Enrolling in a minor:  Restrictions, Limitations, Eligibility requirements

Pursuing a minor should be discussed with the academic advisor. Students will complete a petition form, requesting to formally pursue the minor. This petition must be signed by the academic advisor, the Chair of the Department(s) offering the minor, and the School Dean.  The form will be filed in the Registrar’s office and the minor will be entered on the transcript of academic studies by that office.

Formal petitions to pursue a minor should normally be filed by the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. A petition for a minor will not be accepted from a student who has not completed one year of college work (30 credits). A student may not enroll in a minor which requires fewer than FOUR courses not already specifically required for the degree program pursued by the student.

While courses used to fulfill the requirements of a minor may also be used to fulfill specific requirements within a major, substitutions of minor courses for major course requirements will not be made. Students are responsible for meeting all prerequisites for courses within the minor, which may add additional course requirements. Prerequisite waivers will not be issued solely because a student is enrolled in a minor; the burden of proof of having achieved the preparation assured in the prerequisite courses lies with the student. The approved declaration of a minor will be considered as meeting the requirement for taking a course which is open only to students in specific majors, assuming all other course prerequisites are met.

Department Chairs, in consultation with department faculty, will determine limits or eligibility requirements for minors sponsored by their individual or collective departments. The sponsoring department(s) designate specific course requirements and options for the minor, which is then forwarded to the School Dean for approval. Once a minor is approved it will be listed on the website under Minors and becomes part of the colleges offering of Minors. Revisions and additions to minor requirements are handled in the same way.

In cases where admission to a specific program carries requirements above that of admission to the college, those requirements may be made of students petitioning to pursue a minor