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The following minors can be pursued based on a student's undergraduate degree plan. 

Business Administration (21 hours)
A minor in business administration offers students a well-rounded business education with courses in the major functional areas needed to be proficient in business. In addition, this minor will prepare students to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program of study.

ACC 2301 Survey of Accounting Concepts
BIS 2321 Management of Information Systems
BLW 3317 Legal Aspects of Business
ECN 2300 Survey of Economics
FIN 3321 Business Finance
MKT 3331 Introductory Marketing Concepts and Strategies
MSC 3301 Statistical Decision-Making


Criminal Justice (18 hours)
The Criminal Justice minor is designed to develop, enhance and advance professionals in the field of Criminal Justice. It is a synthesis of traditional and contemporary crime studies with emphasis on new and evolving crime trends.

MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIJ 1325 Criminology
3000-4000 CRIJ Elective
3000-4000 CRIJ Elective
3000-4000 CRIJ Elective


Human Resources (18 hours)
The purpose of the minor in Human Resources is to prepare students for the realities of managing and developing people in the workplace. Students will improve their ability to solve problems, improve processes and enhance the effectiveness and reliability of employees in any type of organization. In addition to developing skills in key HR areas, students will develop important skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technology and communications.

MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
HRES 3330 Human Resources and the Law
HRES 3350 Staffing
HRES 3360 Training and Development
HRES 3370 Compensation and Benefits
HRES 3380 Performance Management


Industrial and Organizational Psychology (21 hours)
The purpose of the Industrial Organizational Psychology Concentration is to prepare students to use psychological concepts to solve problems in organizations and improve the working conditions for employees. Specialists in industrial organizational psychology use the study of human behavior to improve workplace productivity and working habits for both managers and employees.

MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology (If completed, replace with a PSYC 3000-4000 elective)
PSYC 3310 Principles of I/O Psychology
PSYC 3315 Group Processes
PSYC 33XX Practical Applications in I/O Psychology
PSYC 4312 Personnel Psychology
PSYC 4317 Psychology of Motivation and Performance


Organizational Communication (12 hours)
The purpose of the minor in Organizational Communication is to prepare students for the important role of communications in a variety of different types of organizations. The main role of organizational communications is to make sure that all members of an organization are informed of important information, persuaded of its important and to enhance collegiality of the sharing of information for the good of the business, community or institution.

ORGC 2310 Interpersonal Communication
ORGC 3300 Organizational Communication
ORGC 3320 Persuasive Communication
ORGC 4310 Communication and Decision-Making


Organizational Development (18 hours)
The purpose of the Organizational Development minor is to prepare students for challenges related to improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency by increasing the capacity for individuals, groups and organizations to adapt to change.

MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations
3000-4000 ORGD Elective
3000-4000 ORGD Elective
3000-4000 ORGD Elective
3000-4000 ORGD Elective


Psychology (18 hours)
The Psychology minor delivers its curriculum through an interactive and collaborative learning environment that provides its participants with a strong theoretical and scientific foundation in the field of psychology.

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology (If completed, replace with a PSYC 3000-4000 elective)
3000-4000 PSYC Elective
3000-4000 PSYC Elective
3000-4000 PSYC Elective
3000-4000 PSYC Elective
3000-4000 PSYC Elective

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