Minors allow a student to gain knowledge and experience in a field other than their major. This can be done to complement their major by choosing a minor in a related but separated field that expands their specialization or it can be used to explore an unrelated area of interest.

Minors are available to bachelor degree-seeking students. A minor will consist of 15-18 credits. In addition, courses taken to fulfill general education requirements in social science, math, computer science, or humanities may also be used to fulfill minor requirements.

15-credit minor: A maximum of two courses required for a major can be used toward the minor.

18-credit minor: A maximum of three courses required for a major can be used toward the minor.

The following minors are offered at Fisher College with their course requirements:

Biology Minor

 The Biology minor consists of five courses:
  • SC120 General Biology I
  • SC214 General Biology II
  • Three SC courses at the 300- or 400-level, one of which must be a 4-credit lab science
Total: 18-20 credits

Communication and Media Studies Minor

A minor in Communication and Media Studies complements most any major, and provides students additional training in the writing and oral communication skills desired by employers.
The Communication and Media Studies minor consists of five courses:
  • CM105 Public Speaking
  • One CM course at the 200-level
  • Three CM courses at the 300- or 400-level

Total: 15 credits


Computer Forensics Minor

The Computer Forensics minor instructs students in the practice of collecting, analyzing and reporting on digital information so that it may serve as evidence in criminal or civil court proceedings.

The Computer Forensics minor consists of six courses:
  • CJ330 Cybercrime
  • CJ314 Crime Mapping and Analysis
  • CS210 Database Design and Management
  • CS233 System and Network Fundamentals
  • CS430 Special Topics in Computer Forensics
  • SO105 Introduction to Criminology
Total: 18 credits

computer Information Systems Minor

A minor in Computer Information Systems offers technical training in website programming, mobile phone applications, project management, and other skills today’s information economy requires.
The Computer Information Systems minor consists of six courses:
  • CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications*
  • CS234 Website Programming and Development
  • One CS course at the 200-level
  • Three CS courses at the 300- or 400-level
Total: 18 credits
* May be waived with proficiency exam passing score.

Criminal Justice Minor

A minor in Criminal Justice introduces students to the inner-workings of the criminal justice system and the numerous career opportunities available in law enforcement, the courts and corrections systems, and crime analysis.
The Criminal Justice minor consists of five courses:
  • CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice or SO105 Criminology
  • One CJ course at the 200-level
  • Three CJ courses at the 300- or 400-level

Total: 15 credits


Diversity Studies

The Diversity Studies minor consists of five courses from the below list, with at least two at the 300- or 400-level.
  • AN101 Cultural Anthropology
  • CJ331 Hate Crimes
  • CM235 International Film Studies
  • CM415 Communication and Gender
  • EN187 Women Writers
  • EN185 Images of Women in Literature
  • EN305 Multicultural American Literature
  • HI132 Women in History
  • HI211 History of Latin America
  • HI210 African American History
  • HI300 Colonial Latin America
  • PH123 Introduction to World Religions
  • PS133 Psychology of Women
  • PS320 Human Sexuality
  • SO121 Social Justice, Race and Gender Issues
  • SO131 Sociology of Gender
  • SO315 Diversity Seminar
  • WS102 Intro to Women’s Studies
Total: 15 credits​

English Minor

A minor in English can sharpen a student’s writing and critical thinking skills, while simultaneously introducing them to classic and contemporary works of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction prose.

The English minor consists of five courses:
  • EN201 Intermediate Writing
  • One EN100-, 200-, 300- or 400-level elective¥
  • Three EN courses at the 300- or 400-level

Total: 15 credits

¥EN001, EN101, and EN102 may not be used to fulfill this requirement


Hospitality Minor

The Hospitality minor offers non-management majors exposure to this multi-billion dollar industry. Students who enjoy working with people and seek a career with variety will find much to like in this customer-service oriented profession.

The Hospitality minor consists of five courses:
  • TH101 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • TH225 Hotel and Lodging Management
  • LA305 Understanding Hospitality Law
  • One TH course at the 300-level
  • TH410 Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism
Total: 15 credits

Human Resource Management Minor

The Human Resources Management Minor provides non-management majors with the tools needed to effectively manage people. The program emphasizes current law and labor practices, as well as the strategies needed to motivate and retain a company’s most valuable assets—it’s employees.

The Human Resources Management minor consists of six courses:
  • LA204 Business Law
  • MG202 Human Resources Management
  • MG321 Organizational Behavior
  • LA401 Employment Law and Labor Relations
  • MG410 Contemporary Issues in Human Resources
  • PS315 Social Psychology
Total: 18 credits

Human Services Minor

  • HS101 Introduction to Human Services
  • HS202 Practice of Counseling
  • HS301 Crisis Intervention
  • HS402 Systems and Policies
  • Any 300- or 400-level HS/PS/SO course
Total: 15 credits

Leadership Minor

The Leadership minor allows non-management majors a chance to acquire skills universally admired by employers. The minor spotlights the role, behaviors, and traits of effective leaders and is ideal for students considering supervisory positions.

The Leadership minor consists of five courses:
  • MG201 Principles of Management
  • MG304 Leadership and Ethics
  • MG322 Leadership Development
  • MG425 Topics in Leadership
  • PS315 Social Psychology
Total: 15 credits

Management Minor

The Management minor complements any major and is ideal for managers-to-be or students who want to understand the core components of business. The minor also helps students develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

The Management minor consists of five courses:
  • AC121 Financial Accounting
  • MG201 Principles of Management
  • MG321 Organizational Behavior
  • MG435 Operations Management
  • MG441 Business Policy and Strategic Management
Total: 15 credits

Marketing Minor

The Marketing minor teaches non-management majors how to generate value for consumers by developing products or services that meet customer needs. The minor is ideal for students who might one day open their own business.

The Marketing minor consists of five courses:
  • MK201 Principles of Marketing
  • CM215 Introduction to Advertising or CM225 Introduction to Public Relations
  • Three MK classes at the 300- or 400-level
Total: 15 credits

Psychology Minor

The Psychology minor provides students with insights about the human mind and explores why people behave in certain ways. In addition to learning about yourself, a psychology minor can help you to better understand the nuances of human behavior.

The Psychology minor consists of six courses:
  • PS101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PS133 Psychology of Women; or SO121 Social Justice, Race, and Gender; or SO131 Sociology of Gender
  • PS208 Abnormal Psychology
  • PS315 Social Psychology
  • PS322 Cognitive Psychology or PS325 Physiological Basis of Behavior
  • One PS course at the 300- or 400-level
Total: 18 credits​

Social Media Minor

The Social Media minor consists of six courses:
  • MK201 Principles of Marketing
  • MK220 Consumer Behavior
  • MK330/MK303 E-Marketing/Social Media and Digital Strategies
  • CS234 Website Programming and Development
  • CS310 Mobile Application Development
  • CM335 Writing for Social Media

Total: 18 Credits


Sport Management Minor

The Sport Management minor consists of five courses:
  • SM101 Introduction to Sport Management
  • SM201 Principles of Sport Management
  • Three SM courses at the 300- or 400-level
Total: 15 credits

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