Academic Minors

 

Biology Minor

The courses required for a minor in biology provides a selection of cellular, genetic, microbiology and advanced anatomy and physiology courses.

To receive a minor in biology, students must earn a C or better in 16-17 credit hours of coursework as outlined below:

BIOL1315/1415 - General Biology I (3-4 hrs)

BIOL2325 - Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 hrs)

BIOL2325L - Microbiology Lab (1 hr)

BIOL3325 - General Genetics (3 hrs)

BIOL 3000/4000 level electives (6 hrs)

Chemistry Minor

The courses required for a minor in Chemistry provides a strong foundation of most of the major areas of chemistry - inorganic, organic, analytical, and biological chemistry. The 18 credit hour minor in chemistry complements all baccalaureate programs, especially those leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

To receive a minor in chemistry, students must earn a C or better in 18 credit hours of coursework chosen from the course listings below.

Course requirements:

CHEM 2310 – General Organic Chemistry I (3hrs)

CHEM 2310L – General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1hr)

CHEM 2311 – General Organic Chemistry II (3hrs)

CHEM 2311L – General Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1hr)

CHEM 2410 – Quantitative Analysis (4 hrs)

CHEM 3320 – Instrumental Analysis (3 hrs)

CHEM 4310 – Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 hrs)

CHEM 4320 – Advanced Topics in Biochemical Analysis and Instrumentation (3 hrs)

CHEM 4330 – Toxicology (3 hrs)

CHEM 4915 – Research Problems in Chemistry (3 hrs)

Total (18 Credit Hours)

English Minor

The courses required for a minor in English provides a selection of advanced writing courses and a comprehensive survey of literature and critical theory. The 18 credit hour minor in English complements all other degree programs in that the course work (a) enhances critical thinking skills, (b) increases general knowledge, (c) fosters cultural awareness and respect for differences, and (d) expands literacy (reading and writing) and oral communication skills. Thus, students receiving the minor should prove successful and competitive both in their academic and professional careers.

To receive a minor in English, students must earn a C or better in 18 credit hours of course work as outlined below.

Course requirements:

ENGL 2310 - Introduction to Literature (3 hrs)

Literature Survey (6 hrs): ENGL 2335 - British Literature I (3 hrs) and ENGL 2336 - British Literature II (3 hrs); or ENGL 2345 - American Literature I (3 hrs) and ENGL 2346 - American Literature II (3 hrs)

Advanced Writing Elective: WRIT 2320 - Academic Discourse (3 hrs), WRIT 3335 - Technical Writing (3 hrs), or WRIT 4310 - Special Topics in Advanced Writing (3 hrs)

Any 3000 level literature/critical theory course (3 hrs)

Any 4000 level literature/critical theory course (3 hrs)

Total (18 Credits Hours)

Ethics Minor

The courses required for a minor in Ethics provides students the opportunity to enrich their ethical formation through the cultivation of methods and the exploration of contemporary issues, many of which are directly relevant for healthcare practitioners. This plan of study is interdisciplinary due to its combination of philosophy and theology courses.

To receive a minor in ethics, students must earn a C or better in 15 hours of course work as outlined below.

Course requirements:

PHIL 2315: Current Moral Problems (3 hrs)

PHIL 2320: Ethical Issues in Health Care (3 hrs)

RELS 3345: Theological Bioethics (3 hrs)

RELS 3350: Catholic Social Thought (3 hrs)

RELS 3360: Fundamental Moral Theology (3 hrs)

Total Credit Hours (15 hours)

Health Service Administration Minor

The courses required for a minor in Heath Service Administration provides a strong foundation of knowledge related to health care administration that will enable the graduate to integrate administration issues with provision of nursing care.

To receive a minor in health service administration, students must earn a C or better in 18 hours of course work as outlined below.

Course requirements:

HSER 2315 - Introduction to Accounting (3 hours)

HSER 2320 - Macroeconomics  in Healthcare (3 hours)

HSER 3340 - Healthcare Systems and Trends (3 hours)

HSER 3350 - Healthcare Management (3 hours)

HSER 3370 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare (3 hours)

HSER 4320 - Reimbursement in Healthcare (3 hours)

Total Credit Hours (18 hours)

Philosophy Minor

The courses required for a minor in Philosophy provides students the opportunity to enrich their thinking through the cultivation of critical methods and the exploration of momentous questions.

To receive a minor in philosophy, students must earn a C or better in 15 hours of course work as outlined below.

Course requirements:

PHIL 1310: Introduction to Philosophy (3 hrs)

PHIL 2310: Logic and Critical Thinking (3 hrs)

PHIL electives (6 hrs)

PHIL 3000 or 4000 level elective (3 hrs)

 

Total Credit Hours (15 hours)

Psychology Minor

The courses required for a minor in Psychology introduces students to the field of psychology. This minor would be an advantage to anyone majoring in a health field or any other disciplines related to working with people.

To receive a minor in psychology, students must earn a C or better in 18 hours of course work as outlined below.

Course requirements:

PSYC 1310 - Introductory Psychology (3 hrs)

PSYC 2000 Level (6 hrs)

PSYC 3000-4000 Level Elective (9 hrs)

Total Credit Hours (18)

Students may substitute a 2000 level course with a 3000 or 4000 level course with the permission of the department chair.

Writing Minor

The courses required for a minor in Writing teaches students how to write for a wide variety of purposes and audiences, advancing their creative, practical, and critical thinking abilities. For baccalaureate students, the 18 hour minor adds value to any degree by emphasizing a skill that is desirable in every employment setting.

To receive a minor in writing, students must earn a C or better in 15 hours of course work as outlined below.

Course requirements:

WRIT - 1000 level courses (6 hrs)

WRIT - 2000 level courses (6 hrs)

WRIT - 3000 or 4000 level courses (3 hrs)

Total Credit Hours (15)