Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.


Data Analytics

The Data Analytics minor is comprised of computer science, statistics, and technology-related courses to provide students exposure to a variety of relevant and in-demand skills to better prepare them for post-undergraduate work. In addition to traditional coursework in computer science and mathematics, students will customize a selection of technology modules best suited to their major and their plans after graduation.

Required Courses

COS 140  Introduction to Computer Science   4 credits
MAT 120  Introductory Statistics   4 credits
or
MAT 220  Data Analysis
MAT 228  Applied Statistics for Non-Math Majors   4 credits
or
MAT 328  Statistical Models
8 credits of TEC modules*   8 credits

Total Credits: 20

*TEC Modules are 1 or 2 credit courses focused on a particular technology skill. They are offered entirely online, and there are several to choose from to best complement the student’s major.


Pre-Professional Health

The Pre-Professional Health minor is for non-science majors at UMF who are interested in attending medical schools, veterinary schools, pharmacy schools, dental schools, optometry schools, physician assistant programs, physical therapy schools, chiropractic schools or similar post-graduate programs in health related fields. The minor ensures that these students take the biology, chemistry, and physics coursework they need to maximize their chances for a successful application.

Required Courses

Biology 8-16 credits from:
BIO 141  The Living Earth: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
BO 142  The Living Earth: The Cellular and Molecular World
BIO 150  Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 152  Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Chemistry 8-16 credits from:
CHY 141  General Chemistry I
CHY 142  General Chemistry II
CHY 241  Organic Chemistry I
CHY 242  Organic Chemistry II

Physics 4-8 credits from:
PHY 141  General Physics I
PHY 142  General Physics II

The exact number of credits in each discipline will depend on the professional school.

Note: Only C- or better grades in the above courses will count toward the minor.