Minors

Undergraduate students may choose to complete a minor as part of their bachelor’s degree. A minor must be selected from a discipline other than that of one's major. Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) majors have additional minors to choose from that are available only to those majoring in ESS. Please review the ESS requirements for details.

Credits used to complete the minor cannot duplicate credits used to fulfill general education or major requirements. No more than 50% of credits may overlap between any two majors, two minors, two concentrations, or a combination of minors and concentrations. No more than 50% of credits toward a major, minor or concentration may be awarded through transfer credit. See Majors, Minors, Concentrations, and Certificates under Academic Information and Policies (alphabetical) for an explanation of the difference between majors, minors, and concentrations.

Course requirements for approved minors at Concordia University are as follows:

Art Minor

ART 141DIGITAL IMAGING2
AS 181DRAWING STUDIO1
ART 311ART HISTORY I2
ART 313ART HISTORY II2
ART 314NON-WESTERN ART TRADITIONS2
or ART 322 ART IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
ART 301COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN2
ART 202TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN2
ART 302THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN2
Choose three 1-credit Studio courses from the following:3
CERAMICS STUDIO
WATERCOLOR STUDIO
LIFE DRAWING
PAINTING STUDIO
Total Credits18

Biology Minor

BIO 211GENERAL BIOLOGY I WITH LAB4
BIO 212GENERAL BIOLOGY II WITH LAB4
Upper division Biology electives (6 credits)6
Total Credits14

Business Administration Minor (for non-SOM majors except HSEM)

BA 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS: ORGANIZATION IMMERSION, SYNTHESIS, AND EXPLORATION4
BA 203FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMICS4
BA 260PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT3
Upper division Business electives BA, MKT, ACT, or SPT (6 credits) 16
Total Credits17

Chemistry Minor

CHM 211INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I4
CHM 212INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II4
CHM 344ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I4
CHM 414BIOCHEMISTRY I4
Total Credits16

Communication Studies Minor

WR 305JOURNALISM3
WR 305 repeated as NEWSPAPER3
ENG 348FILM AND LITERATURE3
HST 331MEDIA AND CULTURE IN AMERICA3
MKT 360PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Total Credits15

Computer Information Systems Minor

CIS 230COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS3
CIS 232FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT3
CIS 334DATABASE AND SQL3
CIS 336TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
CIS 450COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS CAPSTONE3
Total Credits15

Exercise & Sport Science Minor

BIO 264INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ANATOMY4
or BIO 364 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I WITH LAB
ESS 250INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE2
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
FIRST AID AND CPR
PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DIVERSITY IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE
PRINCIPLES OF COACHING
FOUNDATIONS OF MOVEMENT
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE
NUTRITION FOR EXERCISE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
KINESIOLOGY
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND PROGRAMMING
PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT
Total Credits18

Gender Studies Minor

WR 303RHETORICAL APPROACH TO LITERATURE AND CULTURE3
ENG 342WOMEN'S HISTORY AND LITERATURE3
ENG 343GENDER, RACE AND LITERATURE3
ENG 350CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENG 355AFRICAN LITERATURE3
Total Credits15

Global Studies Minor

GS 201OUR GLOBAL WORLD3
GS 301GLOBAL POLITICS, IDENTITY, AND COMMERCE3
GS 302GLOBAL HUMAN ISSUES3
Six additional credits from one of the four themes listed in the B.A. in Global Studies requirements. 16
Total Credits15

Health Care Administration Minor

HCA 301THE NATION'S HEALTH3
HCA 321LEADERSHIP AND BEHAVIOR IN HEALTHCARE3
HCA 331HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT3
HCA 431REGULATORY COMPLIANCE3
Choose one additional HCA course (3 credits)3
Total Credits15

History Minor

HST 202EUROPE IN TRANSITION 1300-17893
or HST 203 EUROPE SINCE 1789
HST 215AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I3
or HST 216 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II
HUM 488HUMANITIES SEMINAR1
Upper division History electives (9 credits)9
Total Credits16

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Minor

HSEM 301INTRODUCTION TO HOMELAND SECURITY3
HSEM 315RISK ASSESSMENT, ANALYSIS, AND IMPACT3
HSEM 332SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ROOTS OF TERRORISM3
HSEM 335CYBER SECURITY3
HSEM 360EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT3
Total Credits15

Literature Minor

ENG 231AMERICAN LITERATURE I3
or ENG 232 AMERICAN LITERATURE II
ENG 222BRITISH LITERATURE I3
or ENG 223 BRITISH LITERATURE II
Choose nine credits from the following:9
WORLD DRAMA
THE WORLD NOVEL
SHAKESPEARE
THE SIXTIES IN ITS OWN WRITE
WOMEN'S HISTORY AND LITERATURE
GENDER, RACE AND LITERATURE
FILM AND LITERATURE
CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
AFRICAN LITERATURE
THE EUROPEAN NOVEL
THE HERO
RELIGION AND LITERATURE
Choose one of the following:1
HUMANITIES SEMINAR
LITERARY JOURNAL I
Total Credits16

Mathematics (General) Minor

MTH 211CALCULUS I4
MTH 212CALCULUS II4
MTH 231RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES3
Upper division Math electives (4)4
Total Credits15

Music Minor

MUS 101FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC2
MUS 102MUSIC THEORY I2
MUS 121MUSIC APPRECIATION2
MUS 142AURAL SKILLS I1
Choose two of the following:4
CONDUCTING I
MUSICAL COMPOSITION
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
CHRISTIAN HYMNS AND LITURGY
CHRISTIAN MUSIC, WORSHIP, AND SPIRITUALITY
Music Performance courses (MUP) representing at least two different areas (4 credits)4
Total Credits15

Psychology Minor

PSY 321HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
Choose two of the following:2
SEMINAR
DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR
SEMINAR
DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR
Upper division Psychology electives (9 credits)9
Total Credits14

Religion Minor

REL 211HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT 13
or REL 221 HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
REL 331THE CHRISTIAN FAITH3
Religion electives (9 credits) 29
Total Credits15

Social Work Minor

SCW 251INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK3
SCW 351HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS3
Choose two courses from the following:6
SOCIAL WORK INTERVIEWING
SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND GROUPS
SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
BSW SKILLS IN ADDICTION, MENTAL HEALTH, INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, AND CRISIS
INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR
Total Credits12

Spanish Minor

Twelve credits in Spanish. Six credits must be upper division.12
Total Credits12

Sport Coaching Minor

ESS 240INTRODUCTION TO PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES2
ESS 330FIRST AID AND CPR0.5
ESS 352SPORT SKILL ANALYSIS3
ESS 370PRINCIPLES OF COACHING2
ESS 384FOUNDATIONS OF MOVEMENT4
ESS 397COACHING FIELD EXPERIENCE1
ESS 422PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY3
Total Credits15.5

Sports Management Minor 

BA 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS: ORGANIZATION IMMERSION, SYNTHESIS, AND EXPLORATION4
SPT 461PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT3
SPT 462SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MARKETING3
SPT 463SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS FINANCING AND SPONSORSHIP3
SPT 464LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORTS, RECREATION, AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT3
Total Credits16