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Focus Areas & Minors

Why a focus area or minor is a good idea.

With all of the requirements involved in your major program, why add to the list with a focus area or minor, you ask?  Good question, and it has an equally good answer.

A focus area or minor — an additional interest — adds dimension to your education.  It also opens up career possibilities that your major alone may not.  While your major determines the general field in which you’ll forge a career, a focus area or minor can help shape your career path within that field.

Not to be overlooked: A focus area or minor on your resume can give you an edge over someone equally qualified in your major.  It can tip the scales in your favor, telling potential employers you are a well-rounded person and that you do more than the minimum required of you.

Focus Areas

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Electrical and mechanical engineering students can have a focus in Renewable Energy by taking 3-4 approved courses related to the area. Students should consult their academic adviser for a list of appropriate courses.

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Students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology can have a focus in Wireless Communication by taking 3-4 approved courses related to the area. Students should consult their academic adviser for a list of appropriate courses.

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Computer Science and information Technology students can have a focus in Cyber Forensics by taking 3-4 approved courses related to the area. Students should consult their academic adviser for a list of appropriate courses.

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Students in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science can have a focus in System Engineering by taking 3-4 approved courses related to the area. Students should consult their academic adviser for a list of appropriate courses.

 

Minors

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Chemical Engineering

Students who wish to earn a minor in chemical engineering should complete EASC 2224 and five courses in chemical engineering. (Click here to view the Chemical Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

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Chemistry

To obtain a minor in chemistry, students must complete 23–24 credits. (Click here to view the Chemistry minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

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Civil Engineering

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. Six courses are required for the minor. (Click here to view the Civil Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

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Computer Engineering

A student may obtain a minor in computer engineering by completing the following courses. (Click here to view the Computer Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

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Computer Science

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. (Click here to view the Computer Science minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

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Electrical Engineering

A student may obtain a minor in Electrical Engineering by completing the following courses: (Click here to view the Electrical Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Students enrolled in degree programs in the Tagliatela College of Engineering may opt to take a minor in industrial engineering by completing 18 credits. (Click here to view the Industrial Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog) 

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Information Technology

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. (Click here to view the Information Technology minor in the UNH Academic Catalog) 

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Mechanical Engineering

Students wishing to minor in Mechanical Engineering must complete the following courses with a minimum QPR of 2.0: (Click here to view the Mechanical Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

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System Engineering

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. (Click here to view the Systems Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)