Grand Canyon University recognizes the impact of natural sciences and how it can shape our understanding of the world. The College of Natural Sciences at GCU offers a range of specialized minor degree programs designed to meet the needs of today's dynamic and competitive academic landscape.
These distinctive programs are meticulously crafted through a synergy of academic expertise and industry relationships, aligning with the ethical values ingrained in our institution's foundation. Within each of these minor programs lies a dynamic platform for fostering innovation, facilitating cross-disciplinary exploration and nurturing the critical skills required in professional settings.
GCU offers a platform for students interested in the realm of sports and fitness. Through comprehensive insights into the art and science of coaching, GCU teaches the principles of effective athletic training through sports psychology, injury prevention, performance enhancement and leadership within sports teams.
If you are captivated by exploration of the natural world and its application to the criminal justice system, these biological and forensic science minors may be right for you. Students in these minors will be taught the foundational knowledge of biological processes, ecology, genetics and more while gaining insight into the techniques used to analyze evidence and contribute to solving legal cases.
If the captivating realms of chemistry and the life and physical sciences excites you, these science minors may be right for you. You will be taught the fundamental scientific principles, ranging from chemical reactions and molecular structures to biological systems and physical phenomena. Study the intricate connections between these disciplines, fostering a holistic perspective on the natural world. If you are looking to deepen your scientific knowledge, these minors can teach you the skills needed to pursue a journey into the heart of scientific exploration and discovery.
Pursuing a minor in a food and nutrition related program can provide an avenue for you to delve into the world of dietary sciences and wellness. These minors discuss the relationship between food, nutrition and human health by exploring topics such as dietary analysis, nutritional needs across the lifespan, and the impact of various food choices on well-being. If you enjoy nutrition counseling, public health, healthy living and informed dietary choices, these minors can offer a pathway into the field of food and nutrition sciences.
If you’re looking for an avenue that will teach you the foundations of biological and chemical sciences, pre-medicine, athletic coaching and more natural sciences, GCU’s minors may be a good choice for you. To help you decide if a science minor is right for you, we’ve gathered a few of our most frequently asked questions below.
Find a science minor that meets your personal or professional goals. Contact us today to enroll or get answers to remaining questions about choosing your minor.