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Can’t pick just one subject to study? That’s okay.

 

At NGU, we offer a handful of minors to complement your major. Each minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours, which in some cases may even be used to meet the elective requirements for your major.

From Romance languages to biblical languages and from computer science to military science, several of our minors are unique in that they are programs offered only as minors. Find the right one to pair with your major for the perfect-for-you combination:

+ Accounting   

Overview

 

Learn basic, practical accounting skills by taking courses at the heart of the accounting degree program.

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your accounting minor:

  • ACCT 2310, Accounting I (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 2320, Accounting II (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 3310, Intermediate Accounting I (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 3340, Cost Accounting I (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 3360, Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 4360, Fraud and Corp. Responsibility (3 credit hours)

 

Requirements

 

An accounting minor requires 18 credit hours. All minor coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

+ American Sign Language   

Overview

 

Learn to communicate with American Sign Language (ASL) proficiently. Taking courses in ASL can even count towards your general education foreign language requirements for several degree programs.

Courses

 

Take the three core courses (9 credit hours) required for the ASL minor:   
  • ASLA 2330, Deaf Culture I (3 credit hours)
  • ASLA 2340, ASL Receptive Narrative Skills (3 credit hours)
  • ASLA 3310, ASL 5 (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose three of the following courses (9 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • ASLA 3320, American Sign Language VI (3 credit hours)
  • ASLA 3330, ASL Linguistics (3 credit hours)
  • ASLA 3340, Evangelism and the Deaf Community (3 credit hours)
  • ASLA 3350, ASL Literature (3 credit hours)
  • ASLA 3360, Language Development and ASL (3 credit hours)
  • ASLA 3390, Special Topics (1 to 3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

An ASL minor requires 18 credit hours.

Student must earn a C or better, or receive credit for, the general education courses ASLA 1310 through ASLA 2320 before beginning a minor in American Sign Language. Student must earn a C or better in all ASL courses to advance to the next course.

Up to three courses may be transferred into the program from accredited institutions upon the approval of the Registrar.

+ Aviation  

Overview

 

Get ready to use your love of aircraft to help spread the gospel as a missionary aviator. You’ll span borders to fly into some of the most remote landing strips in the world and make a tangible difference in countless lives.

NGU's aviation degree minor is not like most other colleges with aviation programs. In cooperation with USAeroTech’s Institute in Greenville, SC, NGU’s Christian pilot training prepares you to fly, inspect, and repair your plane in jungles, deserts . . . wherever the Lord leads you.

When you graduate with an aviation minor, you’ll have a minimum of 190 flight hours in single- and multi-engine aircraft. You will also have an option to earn a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, which you can help you begin to earn a living and build flight time and experience toward your aviation ministry or career.

More than that, NGU and USAeroTech’s mission pilot preparation is more than just technical training. The aviation degree minor involves extensive hands-on learning experience in an authentic Christian flight school environment where discipleship is as crucial as technical proficiency.


Courses

 

Take all 12 core courses (28 credit hours) required to complete your aviation degree minor:
  • MSAV 3401, Private Pilot Ground & Private Flight 1 (4 credit hours)
  • MSAV 3202, Private Pilot Flight 2 (2 credit hours)
  • MSAV 4401, Instrument Ground & Commercial Flight 1 (4 credit hours)
  • MSAV 4202, Instrument Flight (2 credit hours)
  • MSAV 4431, Commercial Ground & Commercial Flight 2 (4 credit hours)
  • MSAV 4332, Commercial Flight 3  (3 credit hours)
  • MSAV 4133, Commercial Flight 4 (1 credit hour)
  • MSAV 4441, Flight Instructor Ground & Flight Instructor Flight 1 (4 credit hours)
  • MSAV 4142, Flight Instructor Flight 2 (1 credit hour)
  • MSAV 4143, Flight Instructor Flight 3 (1 credit hour)
  • MSAV 4145, Specialized Flight (1 credit hour)
  • MSAV 4146, Specialized Flight (1 credit hour)

Requirements

 

An aviation degree minor requires 28 credit hours.

Students wishing to take flight training as a concentration within their NGU degree, will enroll in USAeroTech Institute, pay USAeroTech for the complete training, and – upon completing the specific FAA license achieved and the Pilot logbook records endorsed by the Flight Instructor –NGU will grant credit for the courses listed above as specified in NGU’s articulation agreement with USAeroTech Institute.

+ Biblical Languages 

Overview

 

Dive even deeper into your study of the Bible by learning the original languages it was written in. Courses include both Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament).

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your biblical languages minor:
  • GREK 1310, Greek I (3 credit hours)
  • GREK 1320, Greek II (3 credit hours)
  • GREK 2310, Greek III (3 credit hours)
  • GREK 2320, Greek IV (3 credit hours)
  • HEBR 1310, Hebrew I (3 credit hours)
  • HEBR 1320, Hebrew II (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A biblical languages minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Biology 

Overview

 

Gain a solid foundation in biology, whether you’re interested in human health, the diversity of organisms, environmental biology, or even animal science.

Courses

 

Take the four core courses (16 credit hours) required for the biology minor:    
  • BIOL 1410/1411, Principles of Biology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 2450/2451, Plant Biology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 1470/1471, Comparative Biology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 2470/2471, Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credit hours)

Then, you can choose three of the following courses (10 to 12 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • BIOL 2435/2436, Invertebrate Biology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 2465/2466, Microbiology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 2480/2481, Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3300, Intelligent Design (3 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3370, Metabolism and Its Diseases (3 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3410/3411, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3440/3441, Cell & Molecular Biology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3445/3446, Genetics (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3455/3456, Animal Behavior  (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3460/3461, Ecology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3465/3466, Embryology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 3470/3471, Exercise Physiology (4 credit hours)
  • BIOL 4440/4441, Pathophysiology (4 credit hours)
  • CHEM 3410/3411, Biochemistry (4 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A biology minor requires 26 to 28 credit hours.

+ Broadcast Media

Overview

 

Hone your broadcast media skills by learning to create and edit audio and video; use cameras, lights, and microphones; announce and develop your vocal talent; and tell stories.

Courses

 

Take the four core courses (12 credit hours) required for the broadcast media minor:    

  • BRDC 2320, Audio and Radio Production or BRDC 2330, Video and Television Production (3 credit hours)
  • BRDC 3320, Broadcast Announcing (3 credit hours)
  • BRDC 3325, Broadcast Studio Operations (3 credit hours)
  • BRDC 3360, Broadcast Programming  (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • BRDC 4320, Advanced Video-Television Production (3 credit hours)
  • BRDC 4335, Advanced Audio-Radio Production (3 credit hours)
  • BRDC 4350, Broadcast Journalism (3 credit hours)
  • BRDC 4360, Broadcast Studio Producing & Directing (3 credit hours)

 

Requirements

 

A broadcast media minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Business Administration

Overview

 

Pair your major with a minor in business administration to add a business perspective to any path you decide to pursue.

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your business administration minor:
  • BUSN 1330, Introduction to Business  (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 2310, Accounting I (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 3310, Principles of Management (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 3320, Business Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 3330, Human Resource Management, or BUSN 3335, Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 3340, Operations Management (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A business administration minor requires 18 credit hours. All minor coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Prerequisites for BUSN 3340 include MATH 1310 and MATH 1330.

+ Chemistry

Overview

 

Narrow in on your specific interest in science by selecting the chemistry minor.

Courses

 

Take all five core courses (20 credit hours) required to complete your chemistry minor:
  • CHEM 2450/2451, Organic Chemistry I (4 credit hours)
  • CHEM 2460/2461, Organic Chemistry II (4 credit hours)
  • CHEM 3410/3411, Biochemistry (4 credit hours)
  • CHEM 3430/3431, Analytical Chemistry (4 credit hours)
  • CHEM 3460/3461, Inorganic Chemistry (4 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A chemistry minor requires 20 credit hours. All prerequisite courses related to the required minor courses listed above must be taken prior to taking these courses.

+ Christian Studies

Overview

 

Grow in your understanding of the practice of the spiritual disciplines in your life and the central importance of your involvement in the local church.

Courses

 

Take the two core courses (6 credit hours) required for the Christian studies minor:   
  • CHST 2300, Principles of Theological Research and Writing (3 credit hours)
  • CHST 2390, Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose one from each category of the following courses (12 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • CHST in Biblical Studies 4000+  (3 credit hours)
  • CHST in Historical/Theological/Ethical Studies 33XX+ (3 credit hours)
  • CHST in General Electives 33XX+ (6 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A Christian studies minor requires 18 credit hours.

Christian Studies minors must make a grade of C or higher in CHST 1310, 1320, 2300, and 2390 prior to taking any course that has these courses as prerequisites. Students who do not make a minimum grade of C on the grammar portion of CHST 2300 will be required to take ENGL 3315 for elective credit.

+ Communication

Overview

 

Build on your skills in speaking, presenting, and communicating with a minor in communication.

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your communication minor:
  • COMM 2305, Communication Strategies  (3 credit hours)
  • COMM 2310, Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)
  • COMM 2320, Cross-Cultural Communication.. (3 credit hours)
  • COMM 3310, Small Group Communication, or COMM 3320, Organizational Communication (3 credit hours)
  • COMM 3300, Advanced Oral Communication, or COMM 4350, Persuasion and Argumentation (3 credit hours)
  • COMM 4370, Communication Theory (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A communication minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Computer Science

Overview

 

Go beyond using the most current applications and systems software to even beginning to program computers, design websites, and manage networks.

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your computer science minor:

  • CSCI 2315, Systems Analysis and Design (3 credit hours)
  • CSCI 2325, Structured Computer Programming (3 credit hours)
  • CSCI 2350, Algorithms and Data Structures (3 credit hours)
  • CSCI 3335, Database Design and Management  (3 credit hours)
  • CSCI 4310, Network Analysis and Design (3 credit hours)
  • CSCI 4320, Operating Systems (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A computer science minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Digital Media

Overview

 

Build a portfolio of stories you’ve told with digital media – both with words, photographs, and even graphics.

Courses

 

Take the five core courses (15 credit hours) required for the digital media minor:    

  • JOUR 2315, Writing for Digital Media (3 credit hours)
  • JOUR 2330, Photojournalism  (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 2340, Graphics Design I (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3310, Principles of Public Relations (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3323, Multimedia Production  (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose one of the following courses (3 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • JOUR 3380, Advanced News Writing & Editing (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3325, Media Audience Research (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3360, Graphics Design II (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 4350, Multimedia Design (3 credit hours)

 

Requirements

 

A digital media minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Economics

Overview

 

Learn how the economy works and the way factors such as supply and demand, money and banking, and costs and pricing affect it.

Courses

 

Take the two core courses (6 credit hours) required for the finance minor:
  • ECON 2310, Macro Economics (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 2320, Micro Economics (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose four of the following courses (12 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • ECON 3310, Managerial Economics (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 3320, Money and Banking (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 3330, Comparative Economic System (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 3335, Labor Economics (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 4310, History of Economic Thought (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 4315, Econometrics/Business Forecasting (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 4330, Government Regulations in Business (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 4380, Directed Internship in Economics (3 credit hours)
  • INBS 3330, International Finance (3 credit hours)
  • INBS 4335, International Trade (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4315, History of Economic Thought (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

An eceonomics minor requires 18 credit hours. All minor coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

+ English - Literature Concentration

Overview

 

Gain an even greater appreciation for the English language and its best writers by a focused study in literature.

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your English minor with a literature concentration:
  • ENGL 2320 British Lit II* (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 2330 American Lit I (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 2340 American Lit II* (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 3305 Literary Theory  (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 3315 Advanced Grammar & Style (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4320 Shakespeare-Tragedies* (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

An English minor requires 18 credit hours.

The following courses may be substituted for ENGL 2320, 2340, or 4320:
  • ENGL 3307 History of the English Language
  • ENGL 3330 World Literature I
  • ENGL 3332 World Literature II 
  • ENGL 3395 Great Books
  • ENGL 4353 Modern American Literature
  • ENGL 4365 Modern British Literature 
  • ENGL 4380 The Romantic Period
  • ENGL 4385 The Victorian Period
Students seeking to make a substitution with one of the courses listed above must receive written permission from the English Department chair.

+ English - Writing Concentration

Overview

 

Improve your craft by taking writing courses that explore a variety of genres and subgenres. 

Courses

 

Choose six of the following courses (18 credit hours) to complete your minor in English with a writing concentration:
  • ENGL 3310, Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4300, Literary Research  (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4305, Introduction to Composition Theory (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4320, Writer’s Workshop (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4325, Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4326, Fiction Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4327, Poetry Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4328, Advanced Expository Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4338, Life and Memoir Writing (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 4355, Technical Writing (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

An English minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Finance

Overview

 

Get a handle on finance by pulling from courses in both accounting, business, economics, international business, and sport management disciplines.

Courses

 

Take the four core courses (12 credit hours) required for the finance minor:
  • ACCT 3360, Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 4360, Fraud & Corporate Reasonability (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 3320, Money and Banking (3 credit hours)
  • INBS 3330, International Finance (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • ACCT 3310, Intermediate Accounting (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 3300, Personal Finance (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 3310, Managerial Economics (3 credit hours)
  • SPTM 3360, Sports Finance (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 4330, Government Regulation & Business (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A finance minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ French

Overview

 

Become proficient not only in French composition and grammar, but also in conversation – whether for personal or business use.

Courses

 

Take the two core courses (6 credit hours) required for the French minor:
  • FREN 2330, Intermediate French Conversation (3 credit hours)
  • FREN 2335, Intermediate French Grammar and Composition (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose four of the following courses (12 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • FREN 2340, Introduction to French Literature (3 credit hours)
  • FREN 3310, Advanced Business French I (3 credit hours)
  • FREN 3320, Advanced Business French II (3 credit hours)
  • FREN 3330, Trip to a Native French Speaking Environment* (3 credit hours)
  • FREN 3325, Masterpieces of French Literature (3 credit hours)
  • FREN 3100, 3200, 3300, Special Topics* (1 to 3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A French minor requires 18 credit hours.

The prerequisite for a minor in French is the completion or the placement out of French I, French II, French III, and French IV.

The courses Trip to a Native French Speaking Environment and Special Topics may be taken more than once, as long as the topic of the course is different.

No more than nine credit hours towards a minor may be taken on the 2000 level.

+ International Business

Overview

 

Prepare for business on the international level by gaining an understanding of how cultural, economic, and financial factors influence both you and those you deal with in the workplace.

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your international business minor:
  • CHST 2335, World Religions (3 credit hours)
  • ACCT 3360, Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • ECON 3330, Comparative Economic Systems (3 credit hours)
  • INBS 3380, International Marketing  (3 credit hours)
  • INBS 4330, International Trade and Finance (3 credit hours)
  • INBS 4350, International Management (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

An international business minor requires 18 credit hours. All minor coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

+ History

Overview

 

Explore the past to better understand the present. Within your history minor, you can even choose an area of emphasis: American history, European history, or global history.

Courses

 

Take the four core courses (12 credit hours) required for the history minor:
  • HIST 1350-1360, Western Civilizations I and II (6 credit hours)
  • HIST 2310-2310, U. S. History I and II (6 credit hours)

Then, you can choose one of the three options below to complete your minor:
1. American History Emphasis – Choose any three courses (9 credit hours) of 3000-level or higher American history electives.
  • HIST 3300, History of South Carolina (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3310, History of Appalachia (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3315, Colonial America (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3316, The Era of the American Revolution (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3320, The Young Republic (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3330, Civil War and Reconstruction (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3331, The American South (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3332, Gilded Age to the Great Crash (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3350, Recent America (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3355, History of the American Woman (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3357, African American History through 1877 (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3358, African American History since 1877 (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3359, Religion and Reform in Nineteenth Century Am. (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3365, The American Presidency (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3373, U.S.-Latin American Relations (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3380, American Foreign Policy (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3390, America and the Second World War (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4301, US-Middle Eastern Relations (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4370, Readings in American History (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4390, History of Christianity in America (3 credit hours)
2. European History Emphasis – Choose any three courses (9 credit hours) of 3000-level or higher European history electives.
  • HIST 3311, History of Great Britain I (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3312, History of Great Britain II (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3340, Ancient History (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3344, Renaissance and Reformation (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3346, Nineteenth-Century Europe (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3349, Twentieth-Century Europe (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4360, Soviet History (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4375, Readings in European History (3 credit hours)
3. Global History Emphasis – Choose any three courses (9 credit hours) of 3000-level or higher global history electives.
  • HIST 3313, History of Islamic Societies (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3314, History of the Middle East (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3360, Science, Technology & Society (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3370, Geography and History of South Asia (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3371, Colonial Latin America (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3372, Modern Latin America (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3373, US-Latin American Relations (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3375, Africa and the Slave Trade (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3376, Revolution and Emancipation (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3380, American Foreign Policy (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4301, U.S.-Middle Eastern Relations (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4315, History of Economic Thought (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4360, Soviet-Russia (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A history minor requires 21 credit hours.

+ Linguistics

Overview

 

Learn to break down and understand a variety of languages.

Courses

 

Take the five core courses (15 credit hours) required for the linguistics minor:
  • LING 2320, Introduction to Linguistics (3 credit hours)
  • LING 3305, Sociolinguistics (3 credit hours)
  • LING 3315, Semantics and Pragmatics (3 credit hours)
  • LING 3320, Syntax and Morphology (3 credit hours)
  • LING 3330, Phonology and Phonetics (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose one of the following courses (3 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • A linguistics course in a modern language – You may use the linguistics course in a modern language for your minor if you have not already used the course to fulfill any other requirement.
  • Any other LING course, except LING 3340 Historical Linguistics
  • ENGL 3307, History of the English Language (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 3315, Advanced Grammar and Style (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 3317, The Teaching of English as a Second Language

Requirements

 

A linguistics minor requires 18 credit hours.

Students must take LING 2310, Introduction to Language, before beginning the other courses for a minor in linguistics.

+ Marketing

Overview

 

Learn to strategize as a marketer.

Courses

 

Take all six core courses (18 credit hours) required to complete your marketing minor:
  • MRKT 2330, Fundamentals of Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • MRKT 3316, Sales Management (3 credit hours)
  • MRKT 3332, Consumer Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • MRKT 3360, E-Commerce Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • MRKT 4328, Advertising (3 credit hours)
  • MRKT 3300, Principles of Marketing (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A marketing minor requires 18 credit hours. All minor coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

+ Mass Communication

Overview

 

Get a better understanding of mass communication and how, as a Christian, to impact culture through different media.

Courses

 

Take the four core courses (12 credit hours) required for the mass communication minor:
  • MCOM 2320, Christianity and the Media (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3310, Principles of Public Relations (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 4310, Mass Media Law & Regulations (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 4320, Mass Media Ethics (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • MCOM 3340, American Media Ministries (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3370, Digital Media Advertising & Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3380, Electronic Media Sales & Promotions (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 4360, Mass Media Management (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A mass communication minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Military Science

Overview

 

Learn not only the history of the American military and some of its biggest decisions, but also the skills you’ll need for effective leadership in the military.

Courses

 

Take the seven core courses (13 credit hours) required for the military science minor:
  • MLSC 1310, American Military History (3 credit hours)
  • MLSC 2110, Foundations of Leadership I (1 credit hour)
  • MLSC 2120, Foundations of Leadership II (1 credit hour)
  • MLSC 3210, Adaptive Team Leadership (2 credit hours)
  • MLSC 3220, Leadership in Changing Environments (2 credit hours)
  • MLSC 4210, Developing Adaptive Leaders (2 credit hours)
  • MLSC 4220, Leadership in a Complex World (2 credit hours)

Then, you can choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • HIST 3330, Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3350, The United States Since World War II (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3365, The American Presidency (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3373, United States and Latin American Relations (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3390, America and the Second World War (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4360, Soviet Russia (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A military science minor requires 19 credit hours. MLSC 1110 and MLSC 1120 are prerequisites for all MLSC courses and meet general education requirements for the university.

+ Mass Communication

Overview

 

Get a better understanding of mass communication and how, as a Christian, to impact culture through different media.

Courses

 

Take the four core courses (12 credit hours) required for the mass communication minor:
  • MCOM 2320, Christianity and the Media (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3310, Principles of Public Relations (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 4310, Mass Media Law & Regulations (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 4320, Mass Media Ethics (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • MCOM 3340, American Media Ministries (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3370, Digital Media Advertising & Marketing (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 3380, Electronic Media Sales & Promotions (3 credit hours)
  • MCOM 4360, Mass Media Management (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A mass communication minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Military Science

Overview

 

Learn not only the history of the American military and some of its biggest decisions, but also the skills you’ll need for effective leadership in the military.

Courses

 

Take the seven core courses (13 credit hours) required for the military science minor:
  • MLSC 1310, American Military History (3 credit hours)
  • MLSC 2110, Foundations of Leadership I (1 credit hour)
  • MLSC 2120, Foundations of Leadership II (1 credit hour)
  • MLSC 3210, Adaptive Team Leadership (2 credit hours)
  • MLSC 3220, Leadership in Changing Environments (2 credit hours)
  • MLSC 4210, Developing Adaptive Leaders (2 credit hours)
  • MLSC 4220, Leadership in a Complex World (2 credit hours)

Then, you can choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • HIST 3330, Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3350, The United States Since World War II (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3365, The American Presidency (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3373, United States and Latin American Relations (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 3390, America and the Second World War (3 credit hours)
  • HIST 4360, Soviet Russia (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A military science minor requires 19 credit hours. MLSC 1110 and MLSC 1120 are prerequisites for all MLSC courses and meet general education requirements for the university.

+ Music

Overview

 

Gain a well-rounded introduction to the study of music. The music minor provides opportunities for you to develop musical knowledge and skills at a basic collegiate level.

Courses

 

Take all five core courses (20 to 21 credit hours) required to complete your music minor:
  • MUSC 1430, Music Theory (4 credit hours)
  • MUSC 1300, Music Appreciation, or MUSC 1150, Introduction to the History of Music, and ARTS 1150, Introduction to the History of Art  (3 credit hours)
  • MUAPL XXXX* (6 credit hours)
  • MUSIC ENSEMBLE 1100 (4 credit hours)
  • Music elective (3 to 4 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A music minor requires 20 to 21 credit hours.

Courses in applied music must be taken consecutively, with 11XX for the first year of study and 12XX for the second year. There is a jury exam each semester and also a performance requirement.

+ Outdoor Leadership

Overview

 

Gain the skills you need for an outdoor-related career, and get hands-on experience navigating, camping, and facilitating activities.

Courses

 

Take the three core courses (9 credit hours) required for the outdoor leadership minor:
  • ODEL 1300, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 1320, Group Processing and Facilitation (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 2340, Outdoor Camping Skill (3 credit hours)

Then, choose two theory-based courses (6 credit hours):
  • ODEL 2355, Outdoor Ministries (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 3335, Legal Issues of Wilderness Leadership & Environmental Law (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 3360, Teaching Methods & Curriculum Development (3 credit hours)
  • *ODEL 3390, Organization & Administration of Outdoor Programs (3 credit hours)

Finally, you can choose two of the following skill-based courses (6 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • ODEL 1310, Wilderness Journey Practicum (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 2330, Wilderness Navigation (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 2350, Wilderness Survival (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 2356, Winter Camping (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 3340, Challenge Course Programs & Management (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 4320, Advanced Outdoor Water Pursuits* (3 credit hours)
  • ODEL 4350, Advanced Outdoor Land Pursuits* (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

An outdoor leadership minor requires 21 credit hours.

Because of prerequisite requirements, students must have advanced permission from Outdoor Leadership faculty before registering for ODEL 4320 or ODEL 4350. Permission may be granted based on the skill level and experience of the individual student.

+ Political Science

Overview

 

Learn about national government, international relations, and other topics that interest you related to modern-day politics.

Courses

 

Take the two core courses (6 credit hours) required for the political science minor:
  • PLSC 2310, American National Government (3 credit hours)
  • PLSC 2350, Introduction to International Relations (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose courses from specific subfields (15 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • One course in American Politics subfield (3 credit hours)
  • One course in Global Politics subfield (3 credit hours)
  • One course in Political Philosophy or Public Policy/Legal Studies (3 credit hours)
  • Two other PLSC courses (6 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A political science minor requires 21 credit hours.

+ Psychology

Overview

 

Delve into the the variety of psychological theories and practices, while also learning how to integrate Christian theology.

Courses

 

Take the two core courses (6 credit hours) required for the psychology minor:   
  • PSYC 2350, Human Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 2360, Foundations of Christian Psychology (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose four of the following courses (12 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • PSYC 2370, Introduction to Counseling (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 2375, Small Group Dynamics (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 2385, Adolescent Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3310, Current Problems in Childhood Adolescence (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3315, Psychology of Learning (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3320, Theories of Personality (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3330, Social Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3335, Positive Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3340, Premarital & Marital Counseling (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3345, Psychology of Health and Illness (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3350, Grief and Loss Counseling (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3355, The Psychology and Social Work Connection (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3360, Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3365, I/O Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3370, Biological Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 3380, Psychological Tests and Measures (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 4310, History and Systems of Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 4325, Addictive Disorders (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 4330, Psychopharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 4350, Cognitive Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 4360, Applied Behavioral Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 4375, Psychology of Aging (3 credit hours)
  • PSYC 4370, Special Topics (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A psychology minor requires 18 credit hours. PSYC 2310 is a required part of the General Education courses but is not included in the 18 credit hours required for the minor.

+ Spanish

Overview

 

Become proficient not only in Spanish composition and grammar, but also in conversation. Whether your goal is to go into teaching, business, or missions, the Spanish minor will give you the tools you need to learn Spanish, read Spanish literature, and communicate effectively in Spanish.

Courses

 

Take the two core courses (6 credit hours) required for the Spanish minor: 
  • SPAN 2330. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 2360. Intermediate Spanish Grammar & Composition (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose four of the following courses (12 credit hours) to complete your minor:

  • SPAN 3100, 3200, 3300. Special Topics (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3310. Advanced Business Spanish I (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3320. Advanced Business Spanish II (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3335. Introduction to Spanish Literature (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3336. The Latin-American Short Story (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3337. The Spanish Short Story (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3340. Masterpieces in Spanish Literature (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3341. Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: Cervantes (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3342. Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: Lorca (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3343. Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: Quiroga (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3350. Cultural Study of a Spanish Speaking Country (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3360. Advanced Spanish Conversation (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3365. Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3370. A Book of the Holy Bible in Spanish (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3375. Spanish Speaking Culture and Civilization (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3390. Medical Spanish (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 3395. Missions Spanish (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 4100, 4200, 4300. Special Topics (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 4310. Spanish Phonetics (3 credit hours)
  • SPAN 4320. Spanish Linguistics (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A Spanish minor requires 18 credit hours.

The prerequisite for a minor in Spanish is the successful completion or the placement out of Spanish 1310, 1320, 2310, and 2320 or its equivalents.

Unless special permission is granted, 4000-level courses are not available until you’ve taken both SPAN 3360 and SPAN 3365.

+ Theatre

Overview

 

Learn the basics of the different elements of theatrical production, including set design, costumes, and even acting.

Courses

 

Take the six core courses (15 credit hours) required for the theatre minor:   
  • THTR 1100, Freshman Practicum (2 credit hours)
  • THTR 1300, Theatre Appreciation (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 1320, Acting I (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 1340, Stagecraft (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 2100, Sophomore Practicum (2 credit hours)
  • THTR 2210, Stage Management (2 credit hours)

Then, you can choose one of the following courses (3 credit hours) to complete your minor:

  • THTR 1305, Fundamentals of Design (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 2300, Intro to Applied Theatre (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 2315, Acting II (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 2340, Drama in Ministry (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 3370, Movement (3 credit hours)
  • THTR 3380, Costume/Makeup Design (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A theatre minor requires 18 credit hours.

+ Visual Art

Overview

 

Draw, design, paint, photograph, and more. Your minor in visual art will equip you with a portfolio of beautiful, tangible art that’s all your own.

Courses

 

Take the seven core courses (21 credit hours) required for the finance minor:   

  • ARTS 1310, Drawing I (3 credit hours)
  • ARTS 1320, Drawing II (3 credit hours)
  • ARTS 1330, Design I (3 credit hours)
  • ARTS 1340, Design II (3 credit hours)
  • ARTS 1360, Digital Imagery (3 credit hours)
  • ARTS 2310, Art History I (3 credit hours)
  • ARTS 2320, Art History II (3 credit hours)

Then, you can choose one of each of the following course levels (9 credit hours) to complete your minor:
  • ARTS 2XXX
  • ARTS 3XXX
  • ARTS 4XXX

Requirements

 

A visual art minor requires 30 credit hours.

Courses that are in the 2000 through 4000 level may have prerequisites, which must be met.

+ Youth Ministry

Overview

 

Grow in your ability to study the Bible in depth and to communicate what you’ve learned effectively as you lead adolescents in the church.

Courses

 

Take all seven core courses (21 credit hours) required to complete your youth ministry minor:
  • CHST 2300, Principles of Theological Research and Writing* (3 credit hours)
  • CHST 2370, Introduction to Youth Ministry (3 credit hours)
  • CHST 2375, Youth Ministry Programming (3 credit hours)
  • CHST 2390, Hermeneutics* (3 credit hours)
  • CHST Biblical/Historical/Theological/Ethical 33XX+ (3 credit hours)
  • CHST 3345, Youth Evangelism and Discipleship; CHST 3346, Youth Ministry Conference Practicum; or CHST 3348, Parents and Volunteers in Youth Ministry (3 credit hours)
  • CHST 4340, Crisis Issues in Youth Ministry, or CHST 4344, Models of Youth Ministry (3 credit hours)

Requirements

 

A youth ministry minor requires 21 credit hours.

Youth ministry minors must make a grade of C or higher in CHST 1310, 1320, 2300, and 2390 prior to taking any course that has these courses as prerequisites. Students who do not make a minimum grade of C on the grammar portion of CHST 2300 will be required to take ENGL 3315 for elective credit.

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