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Minors

Why a minor is a good idea.

With all of the requirements involved in your major program, why add to the list with a minor, you ask?  Good question, and it has an equally good answer.

A minor — an additional interest — adds dimension to your education.  It also opens up career possibilities that your major alone may not.  While your major determines the general field in which you’ll forge a career, a minor can help shape your career path within that field.

Not to be overlooked: A minor on your resume can give you an edge over someone equally qualified in your major.  It can tip the scales in your favor, telling potential employers you are a well-rounded person and that you do more than the minimum required of you.

Arabic Language-Area Studies


This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. If students begin at a level beyond AR 102, they can take additional courses from the area studies category to meet the 18-credit hour requirement. (Click here to view the Arabic Language-Area Studies minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Art

The minor in art requires a total of 18 credits in art. Students may take the courses listed below or any other combination of courses that fills their needs and interests. (Click here to view the Art minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Bioengineering 

No rigid group of courses constitutes a minor in bioengineering. Students wishing to follow such a program should major in one aspect of engineering and take a minor (20 credits) in biology, or the biology major program may be combined with a minor or concentration in engineering. Students should consult with the particular engineering and biology department chairs before starting the program. (Click here to view the Bioengineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Biology 

To minor in biology, students must complete the courses listed below. In some instances, an upper-level biology course can be substituted for general biology. (Click here to view the Biology minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Black Studies


The minor in black studies is an interdisciplinary program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences and housed in the Department of English. The minor consists of courses in English, history, political science, sociology, and world music. A student may minor in this program by completing 18 credits. (Click here to view the Black Studies minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Chemical Engineering

Students who wish to earn a minor in chemical engineering should complete 18 credits. (Click here to view the Chemical Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Chemistry

To obtain a minor in chemistry, students must complete 23—24 credit hours. (Click here to view the Chemistry minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Chinese Language-Area Studies

This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. (Click here to view the Chinese Language-Area Studies minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Civil Engineering

Students are required to complete 18 credits of civil engineering courses for the minor. With the approval of the program coordinator, engineering majors may substitute other civil engineering courses for a minor. Students must fulfill all prerequisites for courses chosen. (Click here to view the Civil Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Communication

A total of 18 credits of communication courses must be earned in order for a student to declare the area of study as a completed minor. This work must include CO 100 Human Communication. The additional credits are chosen in consultation with the adviser. (Click here to view the Communication minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Computer Engineering

A student may obtain a minor in computer engineering by completing 8 courses. (Click here to view the Computer Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Computer Science


Students may minor in computer science by completing 18 credits of computer science courses. Those considering a minor in computer science should seek guidance from the CS undergraduate coordinator as early as possible. (Click here to view the Computer Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Criminal Justice

To minor in criminal justice, students must complete 18 credits of criminal justice courses. (Click here to view the Criminal Justice minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Digital Art & Design

A total of six courses (18 credits) is required to complete the minor in multimedia/web creation. (Click here to view the Digital Arts & Design minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Electrical Engineering

A student may obtain a minor in computer engineering by completing 8 courses. (Click here to view the Electrical Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

English

Fifteen credits in literature and/or writing courses, selected by the student in consultation with an English adviser, are required for the minor. (Click here to view the English minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Entrepreneurship

Requirements for the minor in entrepreneurship, for business program majors only, are nine credits beyond the business program core. (Click here to view the Entrepreneurship minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Environmental Science

The minor in environmental science provides a useful background for students majoring in other areas who have concern for the environment. For example, students majoring in political science might well combine their program with a minor in environmental science. Another useful combination is an environmental science minor and a major in business administration or engineering. For specific information concerning a minor in environmental science, please consult with the program coordinator. (Click here to view the Environmental Science minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Finance

Requirements for the minor in finance, for business program majors only, are nine credits beyond the business program core. (Click here to view the Finance minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Fire Science

Students wishing to minor in fire science should contact the chair of the program. A minimum of 19 credits is required. (Click here to view the Fire Science minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Global Studies

The Global Studies program offers several concentration areas for students from other disciplines who which to enhance their degree programs. The minor consists of 18 credit hours of Global Studies courses. (Click here to view the Global Studies minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Graphic Design

A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in Graphic Design. (Click here to view the Graphic Design minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

History

A total of 18 credits in history are required for a minor. The courses must include the two listed below and may include any other combination of four courses in history that support the student’s interests and needs. (Click here to view the History minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Industrial Engineering

Students enrolled in degree programs in the Tagliatela College of Engineering may opt to take a minor in industrial engineering by completing 18 credits. (Click here to view the Industrial Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Information Technology

Students may minor in information technology by completing 18 credits of computer science courses. Those considering a minor in information technology should seek guidance from the information technology undergraduate coordinator as early as possible. (Click here to view the Information Technology minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Legal Studies

  A minor in legal studies does not prepare students to become paralegals, unless the requirements for a paralegal certificate are satisfied. (Click here to view the Legal Studies minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Management

Requirements for the minor in management, for non-business or business-related program majors only is 18 credits. (Click here to view the Management minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Management of Sports Industries

Requirements for the Minor in Management of Sports Industries is 15 credits. (Click here to view the Management of Sports Industries minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Marketing

Requirements for the minor in marketing, for business program majors only, are nine credits beyond the business program core. (Click here to view the Marketing minor (for business majors only in the UNH Academic Catalog

Requirements for the minor in marketing, for non-business or business-related program majors only is 18 credits. (Click here to view the Marketing minor for non-business related majors in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Mathematics

Students may minor in mathematics by completing six mathematics courses approved by the Department. Those students contemplating a minor in mathematics should consult with the Department as early as possible in their academic careers as to the choice and availability of courses. (Click here to view the Mathematics minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Mechanical Engineering

Students are required to complete 18 credits of civil engineering courses for the minor. With the approval of the program coordinator, engineering majors may substitute other civil engineering courses for a minor. (Click here to view the Mechanical Engineering minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Museum Studies

A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in Museum Studies. (Click here to view the Museum Studies minor in the UN Academic Catalog) 

Music

A total of 18 credits in music courses other than performance are required for the minor in music. A student’s program should be planned in consultation with a member of the music faculty. (Click here to view the Music minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Nutrition

A total of 19 credits of nutrition-related coursework must be earned by a student to declare a minor in nutrition. This minor course of study has been approved by the Connecticut Division of Higher Education. (Click here to view the Nutrition minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Philosophy

Philosophy courses at UNH examine the major world traditions of thought from ancient times to the present. Emphasis is placed on ethical inquiry, including the application of ethical thinking to our daily and professional lives. A student in this program must complete 15 credit hours. (Click here to view the Philosophy minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Photography

A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in Photography. (Click here to view the Photography minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Physics

A total of 18 credits is required for the minor in Photography. (Click here to view the Physics minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Political Science

The minor consists of 18 credits of political science courses, chosen with a departmental adviser. Several three-course clusters are suggested below for inclusion in the minor to address particular interests. In each case, nine additional credits are to be chosen in consultation with a departmental adviser. (Click here to view the Political Science minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

Psychology

Psychology, perhaps more than any other subject, relates closely to many other disciplines. A minor in psychology prepares you for graduate study in the field and can add another dimension to your studies in other programs at the University. A total of six courses are required for a minor in psychology. (Click here to view the Psychology minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)

 

Public Affairs

The physics minor requires a total of 20 credits of work in physics. Students should plan their minor in consultation with a facultyac adviser in the Physics Department. (Click here to view the Public Affairs minor in the UNH Academic catalog)

Quantitative Analysis

Requirements for the minor in quantitative analysis, for business program majors only, are nine credits in quantitative analysis courses chosen in consultation with the adviser, in addition to the business program core, QA 118, and QA 216. (Click here to view the Quantitative Analysis minor in the UNH Academic catalog) 

Russian Language-Area Studies

This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. (Click here to view the Russian Language-Area Studies minor in the UNH Academic Catalog) 

Sociology

The University of New Haven does not currently offer a major in sociology. For those students wishing to satisfy core or elective requirements, or for students who may wish to select sociology or social welfare as a minor, a selection of courses is offered.A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor in sociology. To complete the minor, six courses are required. (Click here to view the Sociology minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)
 

Spanish Language-Latin American Studies

This minor combines courses in basic and advanced language, literature and the media, as well as area studies. (Click here to view the Spanish Language-Latin American Studies minor in the UNH Academic catalog) 

Sustainability Studies

 The minor in Sustainability Studies is directed toward students seeking to better understand environmental considerations in industry, government, non-profit, and academic institutions. Courses enhance students’ major area of study by providing links between science, engineering, mathematics, business, economics, and the humanities. (Click here to view the Sustainability Studies minor in the UNH Academic catalog)

Theater Arts

Students may complete a minor in theater arts by taking 18 credits in the theater program. Three major productions are mounted each year by the department, with opportunities for students in performance, directing, and backstage work. (Click here to view the Theater Arts minor in the UNH Academic Catalog)