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Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate Minors

Deepen your qualifications through your choice of minor. 

Choose from our 15 to 16 credit minors to complement your major and help you reach your goals!

 

School of Arts & Sciences

Biology

If you love observing nature and want to learn more about the intricacies of the life sciences, consider adding a Biology minor to your CSU degree! You’ll gain valuable lab experience as you choose which science courses interest you most.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Electives—choose 15 credits

  • Kinesiology [HP305; 3 cr]
  • Biology I [SC203/207; 4 cr]
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I [SC206/208; 4 cr]
  • Essentials of Genetics [SC211; 3 cr]
  • Biology II [SC218/218L; 3 cr]
  • Physiological Psychology [SC231; 4 cr]
  • Marine Biology and Ecology [SC254; 3 cr]
  • Field Marine Biology and Ecology [SC255; 3 cr]
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II [SC261/261L; 4 cr]
  • Microbiology [SC313/313L; 4 cr]
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry [SC401; 3 cr]
Business

If you have a desire to embrace the world of business, consider adding a Business minor to supplement your CSU degree! This practical 15-credit minor will allow you to learn the basics of business while exploring business electives that interest you most.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—9 credits

  • Introduction to Business [BA102]
  • Financial Accounting I [BA211]
  • Financial Accounting II [BA212]

Electives—choose 6 credits

  • Economics [BA105]
  • Business Computer Skills 1 [BA109]
  • Business Computer Skills 2 [BA119]
  • Personal Finance [BA215]
  • Marketing [BA220]
  • Strategic Human Resources Management [BA225]
  • Entrepreneurship [BA230]
  • Management and Organization [BA301]
  • Sport Event and Facilities Management [SM306]

 

Health and Fitness

If you enjoy encouraging others to embrace a healthy lifestyle, consider adding a Health and Fitness minor to your CSU degree! This 16-credit minor allows you to study health concepts and physical fitness in interactive courses with experienced professors.

* Courses are 3 credits unles noted.

Required—16 credits 

  • Outdoor Living Skills [HP102; 1 cr]
  • Personal & Community Health [HP206]
  • Exercise Physiology [HP306]
  • Exercise and Nutrition [HP422]
  • Weight Training [PE110; 1 cr]
  • Walking and Jogging [PE115; 1 cr]
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I [SC206/208; 4 cr]
History

If you have a love for history and want to learn more about specific areas of history, consider adding a History minor to your CSU degree! This 15-credit minor lets you study selected periods of history that interest you.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Choose One Sequence—6 credits

  • American History I  and  American History II [HI205/206; 6 cr]
  • History of Western Civilization & Thought I  and  History of Western Civilization & Thought II [HI111/112; 6 cr]

 Electives—choose 9 credits

  • Introduction to African History [HI204]
  • Philosophy of History [HI305]
  • History of the Church [HI341]
  • The other two courses not taken in sequences listed above
Literature

If you have a love for reading and appreciate learning the nuances of literature, consider adding the Literature Minor to your CSU degree! In this 15-credit minor, you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of literature electives to fit your interests.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—3 credits

  • Foundations of Literary Criticism [LI341]

 Choose One Sequence—6 credits

  • British Literature I  and  British Literature II [LI211A;212A; 6 cr)
  • American Literature I  and  American Literature II [LI221C;222C; 6 cr]

 Electives—choose 6 credits

  • World Literature I [LI201C]
  • World Literature II [LI202B]
  • British Literature I [LI211A]
  • British Literature II [LI212A]
  • American Literature I [LI221C]
  • American Literature II [LI222C]
  • Survey of Biblical Themes in Literature [LI203]
  • Contemporary Christian Writers [LI301]
  • Studies in the Novel [LI302]
  • Studies in Dramatic Literature [LI303]
  • The Short Story [LI304]
  • Children’s Literature [LI309]
  • Selected Works of Shakespeare [LI331]
  • Classical Epic [LI342]
  • Themes in Adolescent Literature and Film [LI401]
  • Studies in the Novel [LI402]
  • Readings in Tolkien [LI480]
  • Readings in C.S. Lewis [LI485]
  • Creative Writing [EN234]
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism [EN406]
Mathematics

Consider adding a mathematics minor to your CSU degree if you value precision and love working with numbers! This 15-credit minor allows you to choose math courses that interest you. You’ll have ample opportunity to practice your math skills in class as you’re mentored by experienced professors.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Electives—choose 15 credits

  • Discrete Mathematics [MA204]
  • Linear Algebra [MA206]
  • Calculus I [MA212]
  • Calculus II [MA213]
  • Introduction to Statistics [MA216]
  • College Geometry [MA303]
  • Calculus III [MA312]
  • Probability and Statistics [MA316]
  • Number Theory [MA322]
  • Introductory Analysis [MA401]
  • Abstract Algebra [MA402]
  • Mathematical Seminar [MA404]
  • Independent Study in Math [MA490]
Music

If you love music and want to actively hone your musical ability, consider adding a music minor to your degree! This 16-credit minor will allow you to grow your skills as you seize the opportunity to participate in musical lessons and choral groups.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—16 credits

  • Music Theory I [MU101]
  • Music Theory II [MU102]
  • Aural Skills I [MU104; 2 cr]
  • Class Piano [MU322; 1 cr]
  • Foundations and Issues in Worship [MU404]
  • Applied Music Lessons [2 cr]
  • Choral Ensemble [2 cr]
Social Studies

If you have a burden to confront social issues facing today’s world, consider adding a Social Studies minor to your CSU degree. This 15-credit minor allows you to choose from a broad base of courses that fit your interests.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Choose One Sequence—6 credits

  • American History I  and  American History II [HI205/HI206; 6 cr]
  • History of Western Civilization & Thought I  and  History of Western Civilization & Thought II [HI111/HI112; 6 cr]

Electives—choose 9 credits

Choose from any Economics (ES), Civics (PO), History (HI), Philosophy (PH), Psychology (PS), or Sociology (SO) courses

Sports and Coaching

If you have a passion for coaching and using sports as a platform for building relationships, consider adding the Sports and Coaching minor to your CSU degree! In this 16-credit minor, you will take courses in health and physical education as you learn the subtleties of coaching.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—16 credits

  • Coaching Techniques [HP203]
  • Team Sports [HP204]
  • Individual, Dual, and Rhythmic Sports [HP301]
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries [HP303]
  • Motor Learning and Skills Analysis [HP308]
  • Weight Training [PE110; 1 cr]
Sports Management

If you love sports and have a passion for business, consider adding a Sports Management minor to your CSU degree! This 16-credit minor focuses on courses in sports management that will propel you into effective leadership in the sports world.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—13 credits

  • Introduction to Business [BA102]
  • Introduction to Sports Management [SM206]
  • Administration and Organization of Sports Ministry [SM304]
  • Sport Event and Facility Management [SM306]
  • Sports Apprenticeship [SA201; 1 cr]

Elective—choose 3 credits

  • Economics [BA105]
  • Business Computer Skills 1 [BA109]
  • Personal Finance [BA215]
  • Marketing [BA220]
  • Strategic Human Resources Management [BA225]
  • Entrepreneurship [BA230]
  • Management and Organization [BA301]
  • Business Communications [EN313] 
Theatre

If you are passionate about embracing the stage, consider adding a Theatre minor to your CSU degree! This 16-credit minor will expose you to all aspects of theatre and will give you practical experience in mainstage productions.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—1 credit

  • Theatre Practicum [DR340; 1 cr]

 Electives—choose 15 credits

  • Communications Internship [CM402]
  • Communications Senior Project [CM404]
  • Introduction to Theatre [DR302]
  • Directing [DR306]
  • Acting I: Movement and Voice [DR307]
  • Acting II: Methods and Characterization [DR308]
  • Stagecraft [DR342]
  • Drama in Performance [DR345]
  • Educational and Devised Theatre [DR406]
  • Oral Interpretation [SP301]
Writing

If you enjoy writing and want to hone your skills in communications, consider adding a Writing minor to your CSU degree! This 16-credit minor combines a wide array of writing electives with a writing practicum to give you the opportunity to tailor the program to your interests.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—1 credit

  • Academic Writing Practicum [EN340; 1 cr ]

 Electives—choose 15 credits

  • Communications Internship [CM402]
  • Communications Senior Project [CM404]
  • Creative Writing [EN234]
  • Contemporary Christian Writing [EN301]
  • Creative Non-Fiction Writing [EN302]
  • Business Communication [EN313]
  • Structural Grammar and Linguistics [EN330]
  • Introduction to Journalism [EN336]
  • Fiction Writing [EN401]
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism [EN406]
  • Convergent Journalism [EN446]

School of Behavioral Sciences

Addictions Counseling

If you have a heart for helping individuals who struggle with addiction, consider adding the Addictions Counseling minor to your CSU degree! This 15-credit minor will expose you to the basics of counseling, with special attention focused on treating addiction.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—15 credits

  • Understanding and Treating Addiction [PS117]
  • Introduction to Counseling [PS203]
  • Behavioral Addictions [PS219]
  • Substance Addictions [PS227]
  • Crisis Counseling [PS416]
Counseling

If you have a love for others and want to help serve with a greater capacity, consider adding a Counseling minor to your CSU degree! This 15-credit minor allows you to choose between a wide array of counseling electives that best fit your future goals.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—6 credits

  • Introduction to Counseling [PS203]
  • Historical and Contemporary Theories in Counseling [PS402]

Electives—choose 9 credits

  • Pastoral Counseling [PA442]
  • Understanding and Treating Addiction [PS117]
  • Child and Adolescent Development [PS204]
  • Behavioral Addictions [PS219]
  • Substance Addictions [PS227]
  • Abnormal Psychology [PS303]
  • Women Counseling Women [PS304]
  • Adult Development [PS307]
  • Psychology of Learning and Education [PS308]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Ethics and Professionalism [PS313]
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics [PS414]
  • Crisis Counseling [PS416]
  • Personality Theory [PS451]
  • Social Psychology [PS453]
  • Tests and Measurements [PS454]
Criminal Justice

If you are passionate about helping others and want to contribute to the justice system, consider adding a Criminal Justice minor to your CSU degree! This 15-credit minor combines core Criminal Justice courses with electives that fit your specific interests.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—9 credits

  • Theological Foundations of Justice and Restoration [CJ211]
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice [CJ214]
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice [CJ405]

Electives—choose 6 credits

  • Criminology [CJ305]
  • Juvenile Justice [CJ310]
  • Systems of Corrections [CJ312]
  • Criminal Law [CJ403]
  • Criminal Justice Management [CJ414]
  • Criminal Procedures [CJ416]
  • Substance Addictions [PS227]

School of Education

Special Education

Adding a Special Education minor to your CSU degree is great way to open doors to a variety of career options! This 18-credit minor gives you an overview of practical education strategies that will equip you to work confidently with individuals who have special education requirements.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—18 credits

  • Introduction to Special Education [SED320]
  • Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities [SED323]
  • Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom or ED308A – Adapted Physical Education [SED413]
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders [SED429]
  • Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities [SED432]
  • Teaching Gifted and Talented Students [SED438]

School of Theology

Camping Ministries

The Camping Ministries minor combines courses in ministry leadership and camping experience to give you dynamic preparation for service within a camp setting. This 15-credit minor lets you choose from a wide variety of camping courses that can be completed remotely as you work at a camp!

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Core Electives—choose 6 credits

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]

Electives—choose 9 credits

  • Learning Activities, Games, and Events [CA400]
  • Foundations of Camping and Outdoor Education [CA401]
  • Introduction to Impact Ministry Leadership [CA403]
  • Counseling in Active Learning Environments [CA405]
  • Foundations of Experience-based Learning [CA407]
  • Recreational Programming:  Vision, Assessment and Design [CA409]
  • Planning for Integrative Learning [CA411]
  • Recreational Programming:  Implementation and Evaluation [CA412]
  • Mobilization of Staff and Volunteers [CA414]
  • Governance and Administration – Non-Profit Organizations [CA422]
  • Management of Support Services [CA424]
Christian Ministries

If you desire to serve and lead others better in ministry, consider adding a Christian Ministries minor to your CSU degree! This minor will prepare you with a strong foundation to further your love for God and others as you live out the gospel.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Electives—Choose 15 credits

Choose from any Educational Ministries (EM), Ministry Mentored (MM), Missions/Intercultural Studies (MI), Pastoral Ministry (PA), Sports & Recreational Ministry (SM), Youth Ministry (YM) courses or Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310] course.

Educational Ministries

If you love being a part of teaching ministries in your local church, consider adding an Educational Ministries minor! This minor will equip you with the tools for effectively helping others grasp biblical insights and live out what they learn.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Core Electives—choose 6 credits

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]

 Electives—choose 9 credits

  • The Church’s Ministry [EM200]
  • Small Group Ministry [EM302]
  • Effective Bible Teaching [EM303]
  • Women in Ministry [EM332]
  • Education Ministries Seminar [EM414]
  • Educational Ministry of the Church [EM421]
  • Educational Ministry Apprenticeship [EM480]
Intercultural Studies

The Intercultural Studies minor gives you the opportunity to study concepts in missions, discipleship and personal development. This 15-credit minor adds a cross-culture focus to your CSU degree. You’ll be equipped to think critically about serving the global church wherever God leads you!

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—12 credits

  • Missionary Anthropology [MI301]
  • Missional Theology and Church Planting [MI401]
  • Missions Seminar [MI402]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]

 Elective—choose 3 credits

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
Intercultural Youth Ministry

Adding a minor in Intercultural Youth Ministry is a great way to learn more about serving young people around the globe! This 15-credit minor lets you take courses in youth ministry, cross-cultural applications and personal development so you are well-equipped to help share the gospel with students anywhere in the world.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Required—6 credits

  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Youth Ministry Philosophy [YM301]

Ministry Leadership Elective—choose 3 credits

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]

Youth Ministry Elective—choose 3 credits

  • Youth Ministry Strategy [YM302]
  • Youth Ministry Seminar [YM402]
  • Youth Evangelism [YM407]

Cross-Cultural Elective—choose 3 credits

  • Cross-Cultural Communication [MI302]
  • Cross-Cultural Evangelism [MI403]
Pastoral Ministry

If you have a love for people and want to learn to serve others more effectively, consider adding a pastoral minor to your degree! This 15-credit minor will allow you to take courses in pastoral ministry and apply the principles you learn to active ministry settings.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Core Electives—choose 6 credits

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]

 Electives—choose 9 credits

  • Personal Finance [BA215]
  • Small Group Ministry [EM302]
  • Elements of Greek – 1 [NT502]
  • Elements of Greek – 2 [NT503]
  • Pastoral Ministries Seminar [PA404]
  • Expository Preaching [PA412]
  • Advanced Expository Preaching [PA421]
  • Pastoral Counseling [PA442]
  • Pastoral Apprenticeship [PA480]
Sports and Recreational Ministries

If you have a passion for ministering to others through sports, consider adding a minor in Sports and Recreational Ministries to your CSU degree! This 15-credit minor will give you the tools necessary to share the love of Christ through the platform of sports, while teaching you skills in administration, coaching and discipleship.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Sports Ministries Core Electives—choose 6 credits

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]

Sports Ministries Electives—choose 9 credits

  • History and Philosophy of Sports Ministry [SM301]
  • Biblical Foundations for Sports Ministry [SM302]
  • Evangelism and Discipleship in Sports Ministry [SM303]
  • Administration and Organization of Sports Ministry [SM304]
Youth Ministry

Adding a Youth Ministry minor is great way to supplement your CSU degree with ministry courses that specifically focus on working with youth. This 15-credit minor will prepare you to serve in youth ministry no matter what vocation you pursue.

* Courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Core Electives—choose 6 credits

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]

 Youth Ministry Electives—choose 9 credits

  • Youth Ministry Philosophy [YM301]
  • Youth Ministry Strategy [YM302]
  • Youth Ministry Seminar [YM402]
  • Youth Evangelism [YM407]

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