Minors

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Arabic Language-Area Studies Minor

    This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. If students begin at a level beyond ARBC 1102, they can take additional courses from the area studies category to meet the 18-credit hour requirement.

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  • Art Minor

    A total of 18 credits in art is required for the minor in art.

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  • Bioengineering Minor

    No rigid group of courses constitutes a minor in bioengineering. Students wishing to follow such a program should major in one aspect of engineering and take a minor (20 credits) in biology, or the biology major program may be combined with a minor or concentration in engineering. Students should consult with the particular engineering and biology department chairs before starting the program.

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  • Biology Minor

    To minor in biology, students must complete the courses listed below. In some instances, an upper-level biology course can be substituted for general biology.

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  • Chinese Language-Area Studies Minor

    This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. If students begin at a level beyond CHIN 1102, they can take additional courses from the area studies category to meet the 18-credit hour requirement.

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  • Communication Minor

    A total of 18 credits of communication courses must be earned in order for a student to declare the area of study as a completed minor. This work must include COMM 1100 - Human Communication. The additional credits are chosen in consultation with the adviser.

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  • Creative Writing Minor

    Five courses in creative writing and one additional course in modern/contemporary literature, selected by the student in consultation with an English Department advisor, are required for the minor in Creative Writing (18 credits hours).

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  • Digital Art and Design Minor

    A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in digital art and design.

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  • English Minor

    For more information on the English minor, view the Academic Catalog.

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  • Environmental Science Minor

    The minor in environmental science provides a useful background for students majoring in other areas who have concern for the environment. For example, students majoring in political science might well combine their program with a minor in environmental science. Another useful combination is an environmental science minor and a major in business administration or engineering. For specific information concerning a minor in environmental science, please consult with the program coordinator.

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  • General Psychology Minor

    Psychology, perhaps more than any other subject, relates closely to many other disciplines. A minor in psychology prepares you for graduate study in the field and can add another dimension to your studies in other programs at the University. A total of six courses is required for a minor in psychology.

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  • Global Studies Minor

    The Global Studies program offers several focus areas for students from other disciplines who wish to enhance their degree program. The minor in global studies consists of 18 credits. All students must complete GLBS 1100 - Introduction to Global Studies. In consultation with their adviser and the Coordinator for Global Studies, they will additionally select five courses from one of the focus areas as listed here.

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  • Graphic Design Minor

    A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in Graphic Design.

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  • History Minor

    A total of 18 credits in history is required for a minor in history. Courses must include the two listed below and any other four courses in history that support the student’s interests and needs.

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  • Italian Studies Minor

    The minor combines courses in basic, intermediate, and advanced language, as well as literature, history and Italian culture. If students begin at a level beyond ITAL 1102 , they can take additional area study courses to meet the 18-credit hour requirement. Advanced courses and additional area study under ITAL course code are taught entirely in Italian.

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  • Legal Studies Minor

    A minor in legal studies does not prepare students to become paralegals, is not an ABA approved program option, and is distinct from the Paralegal Certificate program. The ABA approved Paralegal Certificate program has specific legal specialty course requirements, while the minor only requires completion of LSTD 1100 Introduction to Legal Concepts plus any five other legal studies (LSTD) courses. A student who wants to obtain both a minor and Paralegal Certificate, must take a minimum of 27 LSTD credits (9 courses) and fulfill the requirements of both the Paralegal Certificate and a minor, since no more than three courses may overlap.

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  • Marine Affairs Minor

    A minor in Marine Affairs provides valuable knowledge and skills for students from a variety of disciplines such as marine biology, economics, legal studies, engineering, etc. who are broadly interested in environmental policy and sustainability in the context of marine and coastal resource use. The Marine Affairs minor requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits.

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  • Marine Biology Minor

    The minor in marine biology offers students across the university the opportunity to enhance their degree program while gaining a deeper understanding of the ocean and the organisms that live there. The minor consists of a minimum of 19 credits. All students must complete MARN 2200 Oceanography and MARA 2223 /MARA 2225 Marine Biology with Laboratory and will select one organismal course and one marine biology restricted elective in consultation with an advisor from the program. This minor is not open to students in the BA Marine Affairs program.

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  • Mathematics Minor

    Students may minor in mathematics by completing six mathematics courses approved by the Department. Those students contemplating a minor in mathematics should consult with the Department as early as possible in their academic careers as to the choice and availability of courses.

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  • Museum Studies Minor

    A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in Museum Studies.

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  • Music Minor

    A total of 18 credits in music courses (other than performance) is required for the minor in music. A student’s program should be planned in consultation with a member of the music faculty.

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  • Nutrition Minor

    The minor in nutrition is highly desirable in today’s health-conscious marketplace and offers an opportunity for students to study personal nutrition, healthy eating for disease prevention or sports performance, food science, or cultural cuisine while strengthening their food preparation skills in the food laboratory.

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  • Philosophy Minor

    A student in this program must complete 15 credits.

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  • Photography Minor

    A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in Photography.

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  • Physics Minor

    The physics minor requires a total of 20 credits of work in physics. Students should plan their minor in consultation with a faculty adviser in the Physics Department.

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  • Political Science Minor

    The Department of Political Science offers several course clusters for students from other disciplines who wish to enhance their degree programs. The minor consists of 18 credits of political science courses, chosen with a departmental adviser. Several three-course clusters are suggested below for inclusion in the minor to address particular interests. In each case, nine additional credits are to be chosen in consultation with a departmental adviser.

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  • Professional and Technical Writing Minor

    Two required courses in professional and technical writing and four additional elective courses in professional and technical writing, speaking, design, and/or editing, selected by the student in consultation with an English Department Advisor, are required for the minor in Professional and Technical Writing (18 credit hours).

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  • Race and Ethnic Studies Minor

    The minor in race and ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences and housed in the Department of English. To provide students the tools and competencies to participate in a multi-racial and ethnic society and to be reflective about their racial and ethnic identities, the program provides students with a diversity of approaches to ethnicity and the concept of race in the United States and abroad. Course offerings are a mix of social science, the humanities, and legal studies. The minor consists of courses in English, history, political science, sociology, philosophy and music. A student may minor in this program by completing 18 credits.

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  • Russian Language-Area Studies Minor

    This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. If students begin at a level beyond RUSS 1102, they can take additional courses from the area studies category to meet the 18-credit hour requirement.

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  • Sociology Minor

    A minimum of 18 credits (6 courses) is required for the minor in sociology. There are two plans of study for obtaining the minor, as outlined below.

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  • Spanish Language-Latin American Studies Minor

    This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. If students begin at a level beyond SPAN 1102, they can take additional courses from the area studies category to meet the 18-credit hour requirement.

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  • Theater Arts Minor

    Students may complete a minor in theatre arts by taking 18 credits in the theater program.

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College of Business

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

  • Criminal Justice Minor

    To minor in criminal justice, students must complete 18 credits of criminal justice courses, including CJST 1100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice.

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  • Fire Science Minor

    Students wishing to minor in fire science should contact the chair of the program. A minimum of 19 credits is required.

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  • Public Service Minor

    The minor in Public Service provides students with an opportunity to explore the rich variety of definitions and applications of public service; to develop an appreciation for the organizational, legal, and ethical challenges associated with providing public service; and to develop strategies for using their skills for the advancement of the public good and leading others to do the same. Through the minor, the School of Public Service seeks to provide intellectual support for all student in the university who have an interest in public service regardless of their college affiliation or major within the university. Part of the appeal and value of public service is that applications of public service are found in a wide variety of settings. Consistent with university’s rich history of providing public service, the complexities of the global community, and the wide interests of our institutions’ students, the minor consciously adopts a broad-based, flexible, and multi-disciplinary approach.

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Tagliatela College of Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering Minor

    Students who wish to earn a minor in chemical engineering should complete EASC 2224 and five courses in chemical engineering.

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  • Chemistry Minor

    To obtain a minor in chemistry, students must complete 23–24 credits.

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  • Civil Engineering Minor

    Students are required to complete 18 credits of civil engineering courses for the minor. With the approval of the program coordinator, engineering majors may substitute other civil engineering courses for a minor. Students must fulfill all prerequisites for courses chosen.

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  • Computer Engineering Minor

    A student may obtain a minor in computer engineering by completing the courses listed in the Academic Catalog.

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  • Computer Science Minor

    Students may minor in computer science by completing 18 credits of computer science courses. Those considering a minor in computer science should seek guidance from the CS undergraduate coordinator as early as possible.

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  • Electrical Engineering Minor

    A student may obtain a minor in electrical engineering by completing the courses listed in the Academic Catalog.

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  • Industrial Engineering Minor

    Students enrolled in degree programs in the Tagliatela College of Engineering may opt to take a minor in industrial engineering by completing 18 credits.

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  • Information Technology Minor

    Students may minor in information technology by completing 18 credits of computer science courses. Those considering a minor in information technology should seek guidance from the information technology undergraduate coordinator as early as possible.

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  • Mechanical Engineering Minor

    Students wishing to minor in mechanical engineering must complete the courses listed in the Academic Catalog with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0.

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  • Sustainability Studies Minor

    The minor in Sustainability Studies is directed toward students seeking to better understand environmental considerations in industry, government, non-profit, and academic institutions. Courses enhance students’ major area of study by providing links between science, engineering, mathematics, business, economics, and the humanities. The minor takes a problem-solving approach to the discipline as students learn to apply broad knowledge to specific institutional, local, or global problems. Students in this minor develop valuable insights into the nature of current sustainability practices.

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  • System Engineering Minor

    Students enrolled in bachelor degree programs at the University of New Haven may opt to take a minor in system engineering by completing 18 credits. Curriculum covers current topics in system engineering including system concepts, system thinking, system design, reliability, maintainability, design for manufacture and assembly, and quality program concepts, such as Six Sigma. The minor also strengthens knowledge in probability, statistics, and dealing with uncertainty and decision making in the design process. All course prerequisites must be met.

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