A minor at Regent University consists of a group of related courses taken outside of your academic major. A minor can show the extent of your passion and supplement your career path. Not only are minors an effective way to demonstrate your well-rounded college education to future employers, but it also allows you to develop additional professional skills to help you shine as a job candidate. Other benefits of a minor include the opportunity to explore a field of interest outside of your major and the ability to develop specialized skills—like fluency in another language or proficiency in information systems.
How Do I Pick a Minor?
You may want to choose a minor that complements your education and adds skills that increase your marketability. For instance, most students could benefit from adding business or leadership skills as part of their education. If you desire to work internationally or with non-English speakers, you may want to minor in a foreign language. There are numerous minor options for Regent University that allow you to customize your degree for the specific career you seek. To complete a minor, you will be required to complete 15 credits of specified courses in the subject area in which the minor is selected. In addition, the minor must be listed on your Program Worksheet form, with the required courses documented.
Required courses for each minor are available below each
Economics is a valuable complement to a number of other majors, including government,leadership, business and international studies. So new in 2014, the College of Arts and Sciences is adding an Economics minor to the curriculum. The Business, Leadership and Information Systems Department is the traditional academic home for all economics programs where the economics program is not a stand-alone academic department.
As with other CAS minors, students are required to select five (5) courses (15credits). Students wishing to earn an economics minor will need to take ECON120 Principles of Microeconomics as part of their General Education requirements. To complete the new economics minor, student will be required to take the following five (5) courses:
Required courses for Economics minor: 15 Credits
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 290 / GOVT 290
Entrepreneurship, Market Processes and Economic Growth
Required courses for Hispanic Studies minor: 15-17 credit hours
Students majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in Hispanic Studies:
History of Latin America
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Hispanic Art and Culture
* Students with previous Spanish language training may place out of SPAN 101 and/or SPAN 102 through the departmental placement test and replace those courses with higher level Spanish language classes or other appropriate Hispanic Studies coursework identified by the department to equal at least 15 credit hours for the minor.
**Course prerequisites (HIST 211 and 212) waived with History Department approval
*Twelve (12) credit hours of the minor must be completed at Regent University. A student may not both major and minor in Theatre. Students who complete a minor may later choose to apply those credits to a major, but they will not also earn the minor. Student minoring in Theatre may not substitute courses from English or Cinema/Television to fulfill their elective requirement towards the minor.