An academic minor allows students to expand and broaden their educational experience by exploring a particular subject or subjects in sufficient depth to gain competency.
By completing a minor, a student can become familiar with an additional area of study which will supplement the expertise gained in the major. In the case of an interdisciplinary minor, the student will have had the opportunity to learn about a particular theme or focused area of inquiry or study.
Each minor has a particular set of curricular goals and student learning outcomes which are determined by the school or unit which offers the minor. By following the prescribed courses of study in the minor, a student must master these curricular outcomes.
Minors, for students not pursuing the BBA degree, are offered in Business Administration. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average must be earned for the prescribed courses in the minor and at least 6 semester hours of Upper Division work (3000 and 4000 level) in the minor must be completed in residence.
The requirements for a minor in Business Administration include the following six courses:
Select three of following:
Three 3000 lever or higher business courses must be taken in residence to satisfy the Business Minor Requirement.
If the student already has transfer credit for MKTG 3000 and/or MGMT 3000 and/or FINA 3000 and/or BUSA 3200, the student must take higher level MKTG and/or MGMT and/or FINA and/or BUSA courses in resident.
A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in each of the six courses.
A student in any degree program other than Business Administration (BBA) can add a Business Minor. The student’s final transcript will note that the student satisfied the requirements for a business minor.
Students should fill out the form “Application for Business Minor for Non-Business Majors” and deliver to the School of Business.
This minor in leadership is for students who are not pursing a BBA. The minor will blend theory and application and anticipate the increasing demand for public service leaders. The program would provide the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to organizational, political, and social life, guided by four key leadership tenets: Character, Competency, Citizenship, and Civility.
The structure and content of the minor are designed in such a way so that students will gain knowledge and skills in leadership. In addition, the minor is consistent with and furthers GGC’s mission of preparing graduates who are inspired to lead at the local, state, national and international levels, and who are prepared to anticipate and respond effectively to an uncertain and changing world. Students with a minor in Leadership will be expected to achieve the following outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of leadership theories and practices. Articulate a personal philosophy of leadership and develop strategies for leading. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethical, legal, civic and economic perspectives in contemporary environments. Identify current global issues in light of their effect on institutional opportunities and decisions. Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
A 2.0 cumulative grade point average must be earned for the prescribed courses in the minor and at least 6 semester hours of Upper Division work (3000 and 4000 level) in the minor must be completed in residence.
The Minor in English allows students to enhance skills in critical thinking, writing and effective communication that are invaluable in today’s society. The Minor program will build upon the foundation in rhetoric and writing skills formed in the Gen Ed core and will introduce students to the basics of literary studies. With nine credits of advanced, elective study, students will have the freedom to increase either breadth or depth in writing, rhetoric or literature.
Requires 18 credit hours, all completed with a grade of C or higher, as delineated below:
Core Writing Competency (3 credit hours):
ENGL 3600 (Advanced Composition)
Core Literature (6 credit hours):
Two 2000-level ENGL courses, excluding ENGL/BUSA 2105 and any course taken as a part of the Gen Ed core in Areas A through E
Advanced Study (9 credit hours):
Three ENGL courses at the 3000-level or higher
The minor in Political Science provides students in various majors across the college the opportunity to explore American and/or international politics in a way to complement their chosen fields. Additionally, an understanding of government and politics is critical to being an engaged citizen and contributor to one’s community. The minor in Political Science is structured to give students the flexibility to gain either a breadth of knowledge by selecting courses across the different subfields within Political Science or to gain an in depth knowledge by selecting courses within one subfield. A successful minor will complete 15 credit hours with a minimum grade of “C” in each course. Courses for a major course of study may not be used for completion of a minor in Political Science. Courses completed for the minor will consist of the following.
A minor in History is offered for students pursuing a degree in another academic subject. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average must be earned for courses completed in the minor and at least 6 semester hours of upper division courses (3000-4000 level) in the minor must be completed at GGC. The requirements for a minor in History include the completion of 15 semester hours of upper division history courses, selected in consultation with a faculty member in the History program. Entry into 3000-4000 level courses requires the completion of the English 1102 and the Area E history requirement. Courses used for a student’s major may not be used toward a history minor.
The minor in Criminal Justice/Criminology is consistent with the B.S. major in Criminal Justice/Criminology as an intensive overview of each of the components of the criminal justice system as well as an analysis of the societal and behavioral influences of deviant behavior. It emphasized the “theory-into practice” approach upon which the criminal justice/criminology program is based.
The Criminal Justice/Criminology minor consists of fifteen (15) credit hours of coursework. The following are required classes:
Nine (9) additional hours from the following upper division courses:
As technology advances, many fields have become increasingly computational in nature. Computer hardware and software are the essential tools for not only science and engineering fields, but also business and liberal arts disciplines. We could easily find applications of IT in biology, chemistry, mathematics, marketing, accounting, psychology, history, etc.
The purpose of the IT minor program is to provide non-IT major students an opportunity to gain more computational skills and knowledge in IT. The IT curriculum includes programming, database, network, information system, as well as professional practice and ethics. The elective gives students’ the option to enhance their knowledge in programming languages, security, e-commerce, computer graphics, system analysis and design.
ITEC Minor Requirements
The ITEC Minor requires the completion of 5 ITEC courses with at least 9 credits at 3000/4000 level
Note 1: For all GGC majors, at least one of these courses must be completed to satisfy the General Education requirements, and whichever course is not taken for General Education requirements is required for the ITEC minor. It is possible for a student to place out of ITEC 1001, in which case both ITEC 2110 and ITEC 2120 are applied to the General Education requirements; in this case an ITEC elective course must be selected from the list below to fulfill the 5 course ITEC Minor requirements.
Note 2: For all Business majors, BUSA 3100 (Management Information Systems) and MGMT 3400 (Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility) are required. These courses are equivalent to ITEC 2201 and ITEC 3900 respectively, but cannot be counted towards the IEC minor requirement. Therefore, Business majors must select two ITEC courses from the list below to fulfill the ITEC Minor requirements.
Additional note: Under the scenario where a Business major (Note 2) also places out of ITEC 1001 (Note 1) the student must select three ITEC elective courses from the list below to fulfill the ITEC Minor requirements.
To see program plans for GGC's academic majors, visit the Program of Study page.