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Available Minors

Minors consist of 20-24 credit hours (depending on the field of study). Credit can be earned through CMU classroom courses, prior learning, and independent study. Courses not offered through CMU programs can be transferred in from other accredited institu- tions. Additional minors may become available. For information contact your academic advisor or program center.

Allied Health Minor

This twenty-four-hour minor is authorized for students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in these fields: medical lab technician/technologist, radiological technician/technologist, physical therapy assistant, respiratory therapy assistant/respira- tory therapist, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy technolo- gist, emergency medical technician/paramedic, medical records librarian, licensed practical nurse, dental hygienist, medical assistant, medical sonographer, dental assistant or technician, surgical technologist, cardiovascular technologist.

Credit to apply on the minor is obtained by transfer credit from an accredited university, college, or community college. The transcript must show a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit in one of the specialty fields listed above, and evidence of program completion. Credit can also be obtained through completion of appropriate military training in one of the listed specialty fields as verified by the recommendations of the American Council on Education.

Total: 24 semester hours

Apparel Merchandising and Design Minor

Required Courses I (3 hours) AMD 140 - Introduction to Apparel Construction 3(2-2)

Required Courses II (6 hours) AMD 141 - Apparel Design Analysis 3(3-0) AMD 155 - Introduction to Textiles 3(2-2)

Electives (15 hours)

15 hours of elective courses to be selected in consultation with a departmental advisor, 12 of which must be from the area of apparel merchandising and design.

Total: 24 semester hours

Communication Minor

Required Courses (16 hours) COM 100 - Communication and Society 1(1-0) COM 251 - Foundations of Communication Theory 3(3-0) COM 301 - Survey of Research in Communication 3(3-0) COM 353 - Small Group Communication 3(3-0) COM 357 - Public Speaking 3(3-0) COM 361 - Interpersonal Communication 3(3-0)

Electives (9 hours)

Select additional hours of COM in consultation with a COM advisor, at least six of which must be at the 400 or 500 level. (No more than 6 hours from COM 464, 490, and 495 can be counted toward the minor.)

Total: 25 semester hours

Undergraduate Programs


Community Justice Minor

This minor is available to students who are practicing profes- sionals in corrections or law enforcement.

Required Courses I (3 hours)

Select one of the following: SOC 100 - Introductory Sociology 3(3-0) SOC 221 - Social Problems 3(3-0)

Required Courses II (12 hours) SOC 300 - Introduction to Research Methods 3(3-0) SOC 326 - Inequalities and Justice Processes: Race, Class and

Gender 3(3-0) SWK 100 - Introduction to Social Work 3(3-0) SWK 250 - Social Welfare Policies and Services I 3(3-0)

Electives (9 hours)

Elective hours will be selected in consultation with an academic advisor. At least 3 hours must be in the area of community correc- tions, community policing, probation/parole, alternative sentenc- ing, or alternative dispute resolution.

Total: 24 semester hours

Economics Minor

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

To sign a minor in Economics: See an advisor and bring along a copy of your signed major.

Up to six (6) hours may be taken as Credit/No Credit and counted toward the minor.

Students are strongly advised to select elective courses in con- sultation with an advisor

No more than a total of 27 hours of credit earned in business courses, including business transfer hours, may be counted towards graduation unless the student is majoring in the College of business Administration.

Required Courses (6 hours) ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3(3-0) ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0)

Electives (15 hours)

Select 15 hours of ECO courses; 9 hours of ECO courses must be numbered 300 or above.

Total: 21 semester hours

Family Life and Human Sexuality Minor

This minor is designed to complement a large number of majors, particularly those that prepare students to work in health and hu- man service settings.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  • 1.

    Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to sign a minor.

  • 2.

    Students must have a minimum program GPA of 2.5 in order

to graduate with this minor. Required Courses I (3 hours)

Select one of the following: EDU 280 - Education of Children 3(3-0) HDF 100 - Human Growth and Development: Lifespan 3(3-0) PSY 220 - Developmental Psychology 3(3-0)


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