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.
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.
COS 140 Introduction to Computer Science 4 credits
MAT 120 Introductory Statistics 4 credits
MAT 220 Data Analysis
MAT 228 Applied Statistics for Non-Math Majors 4 credits
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.
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.
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.