College of Science, Engineering and Technology Minor Degree Programs

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With the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions in high demand, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology offers minor degree programs geared toward the competitive workforce of the 21st century. The STEM curriculum is built upon the collaborative efforts of academics and industry partners, leveraging the professional ethics inspired by our Christian worldview. Each minor program provides a platform for innovation, cross-disciplinary exposure and the development of essential workplace skills. 


Minor in Athletic Coaching - 24 Credits

The minor in athletic coaching is intended to assist the future teacher, fitness professional or other professional who wishes to coach interscholastic, intercollegiate or other sports teams in all aspects of preparation for competition.

  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology/Lab (BIO-155/L)
  • Care, Treatment, and Prevention of Athletic Injuries/Lab (EXS-214/L)
  • Theory, Philosophy, and Principles of Coaching (PED-337)

Choose any three of the following courses:

  • Coaching Baseball: Theory and Practice (PED-325)
  • Coaching Basketball: Theory and Practice (PED-326
  • Coaching Volleyball: Theory and Practice (PED-327)
  • Coaching Softball: Theory and Practice (PED-328)
  • Coaching Soccer: Theory and Practice (PED-329)

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Minor in Biological Sciences - 24 Credits

This STEM minor will provide students with a broad and thorough background in life sciences at the organismal level. This minor is an ideal option for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of biological sciences while enhancing their ability to transition into a graduate school, professional school, teaching or a variety of other STEM fields.

  • General Biology I/Lab (BIO-181/L)
  • General Biology II/Lab (BIO-182/L)
  • Fundamentals of Ecology/Lab (BIO-320/L)
  • Analysis of Biological Diversification (BIO-342)
  • Vertebrate Zoology/Lab (BIO-415/L)
  • Animal Behavior (BIO-328)

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Minor in Chemistry, Chemical and Structural Analysis - 40 Credits

The minor in chemistry for chemical and structural analysis will give students majoring in non-chemistry disciplines a solid foundation in chemical science. This minor is particularly suitable for students that are studying laboratory sciences such as forensic science or environmental science.

  • Applications of College Algebra (MAT-154)
  • General Biology I/Lab (BIO-181/L)
  • General Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-113/L)
  • General Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-115/L)
  • Organic Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-231/L)
  • Organic Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-232/L)
  • Analytical Chemistry/Lab (CHM-315/L)
  • Structural Determination (CHM-333)
  • Principles of Biochemistry/Lab (CHM-360/L)
  • Advanced Biochemistry/Lab (CHM-460/L)

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Minor in Chemistry, Life Sciences - 52 Credits

The minor in chemistry for life sciences will give students majoring in non-chemistry disciplines a solid foundation in chemical science. This minor is particularly suitable for students in life sciences but will interest anyone seeking to learn more about the relationship of chemistry with life processes.

  • Applications of College Algebra (MAT-154)
  • General Biology I/Lab (BIO-181/L)
  • Microbiology/Lab (BIO-205/L or BIO-215/L)
  • General Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-113/L)
  • General Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-115/L)
  • Organic Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-231/L)
  • Organic Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-232/L)
  • Analytic Chemistry/Lab (CHM-315/L)
  • Principles of Biochemistry/Lab (CHM-360/L)
  • Instrumental Analysis/Lab (CHM-365/L)
  • Pharmacology I (CHM-451)
  • Pharmacology II (CHM-452)
  • Advanced Biochemistry/Lab (CHM-460/L)

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Minor in Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering - 40 Credits

The minor in chemistry for physical science and engineering will give students in non-chemistry disciplines a solid foundation in chemical science. This minor is particularly suitable for students in physical science and engineering disciplines but will suit anyone seeking a strong physical chemistry experience.

  • Applications of College Algebra (MAT-154)
  • Pre-calculus (MAT-261 or MAT-250)
  • Calculus for Science/Engineering (MAT-262)
  • University Physics I/Lab (PHY-121/L)
  • General Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-113/L)
  • General Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-115/L)
  • Survey of Organic Chemistry/Lab (CHM-235/L)
  • Instrumental Analysis/Lab (CHM-365/L)
  • Physical Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-441/L)
  • Physical Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-444/L)

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Minor in Cybersecurity - 24 Credits

The minor in cybersecurity provides students with foundational information technology skills in programming, system administration, and computer networks as well as concepts and practical applications of cybersecurity tools, technologies and procedures. Deploying advanced techniques in exploitation, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, policy management, and security program design, with real-world hands-on practical activities that go beyond theory are integrated within this minor.

  • Applications of College Algebra (MAT-154)
  • Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology (CST-111)
  • Platforms and Network Technologies (ITT-116)
  • System Administration and Maintenance (ITT-121)
  • Cyber Security Foundations (ITT-307)
  • Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking (ITT-340)

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Minor in Forensic Science - 24 Credits

This minor will provide students with the basic understanding of how crime labs use science to solve crimes. Additionally, students enrolled in this STEM minor will learn techniques and tools that are used in forensic labs around the globe. Students should consider enrolling in this minor if they are interested in pursuing a career in forensic pathology and investigations.

  • General Biology I/Lab (BIO-181/L)
  • General Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-113/L)
  • Forensic Photography and Reconstruction (SCI-220)
  • Crime Scene Processing/Lab (SCI-255/L)
  • Physical Evidence Analysis/Lab (SCI-330/L)
  • Senior Capstone in Forensic Science (SCI-498)

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Minor in Networking Technology - 24 Credits

This minor in networking technology offers opportunities for students to learn in-demand technical skills. This minor provides the knowledge in selection, design, deployment, integration, and administration of networks and communication infrastructures in an organization using in-house and cloud-based solutions. Learning how to implement routing and switching while explaining the physical and transport layers relevant to the IT discipline are offered in this minor. This minor also provides opportunities to implement tools and strategies to meet business objectives and ensure network security as well as explore issues around network management.

  • Applications of College Algebra (MAT-154)
  • Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology (CST-111)
  • Platforms and Network Technologies (ITT-116)
  • Routing and Switching (ITT-270) Wireless Networks (ITT-370)
  • Analysis, Design and Management of Secure Corporate Networks (ITT-425)

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Minor in Nutrition - 16 Credits

A minor in nutrition enables students to gain a basic understanding of human nutritional needs and how nutrition contributes to healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. It is ideal for any student seeking a greater understanding of the relationship among food, nutrition and health and fits easily with any major program of study.

  • Nutrition and Wellness (NSC-150)
  • Applied Nutrition (BIO-319)
  • Nutrition Across the Lifespan (NSC-305)
  • Advanced Nutrition (NSC-419)

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Minor in Pre-Medicine – 36 Credits

The minor in pre-medicine includes the standard science coursework required for admission into most graduate medical programs. It also provides all the foundational concepts that would be covered in any entrance exam (MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT, etc.).

Graduate medical programs will accept applications from students with any baccalaureate degree as long as they meet all other prescribed admission requirements. While the coursework defined in this minor covers the standard science courses required by almost all graduate programs, schools may have additional requirements for admission. It is strongly recommended that students considering this minor do some investigation into the admission requirements of the specific graduate programs that they are considering.

  • General Biology I/Lab (BIO-181/L)
  • General Biology II/Lab (BIO-182/L)
  • General Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-113/L)
  • General Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-115/L)
  • Organic Chemistry I/Lab (CHM-231/L)
  • Organic Chemistry II/Lab (CHM-232/L)
  • Principles of Biochemistry/Lab (CHM-360/L)
  • General Physics I/Lab (PHY-111/L)
  • General Physics II/Lab (PHY-112/L)

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