Minors

  • Biology Minor

    Biology minors develop a solid foundation in general biology, cell biology, biology of microorganisms, and general chemistry, and take the opportunity to explore other biology subfields such as neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, and more.

  • Chemistry Minor

    Chemistry minors are equipped with a solid foundation in general and organic chemistry, with the opportunity to explore advanced chemistry courses that provide in-depth instruction on complex chemical concepts and hands-on laboratory experience. This minor is an especially valuable addition to computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics majors.

  • Classics Minor

    Learn about the religion, art, architecture, laws, philosophies, governments, and languages of ancient Greece and ancient Rome in order to better understand and articulate a Christian perspective of truth and life.

  • Computer Information Systems Minor

    Acquire the computer applications skills that support information technology in business systems. Together with a major in the sciences, business, or another discipline, the computer information systems minor can open pathways to careers in a wide range of fields.

  • Computer Science Minor

    Become skilled in the basics of computer science, and pair this minor with a major in the sciences, business, or another discipline for an extra advantage in competitive job markets.

  • Creative Writing Minor

    Develop your writing for publication in multiple genres, learning to use effective and appropriate voice and how to argue persuasively.

  • English Minor

    Gain a solid foundation in the discipline and customize your slate of upper-division electives to suit your needs and interests—in literature, creative writing, or professional writing.

  • Environmental Studies Minor

    Acquire the tools and experiences necessary for understanding and addressing the causes and consequences of the unprecedented environmental challenges in the United States and around the world.

  • Ethnic Studies Minor

    Enhance your understanding of the experiences of U.S. immigrant populations and communities of color, along with your sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, and social class.

  • History Minor

    Learn about the triumphs and tragedies of humankind through studies in American, European, and world history, as you prepare to make solid decisions that are grounded in the human experience.

  • Humanities Minor

    Study and discuss the great works of literature, philosophy, art, music, science, and theology.

  • International Relations Minor

    Study international politics, history, geography, and diplomacy as you prepare to become an effective community leader.

  • Mathematics Minor

    Develop your quantitative and analytical thinking skills, which can be used in a broad range of career and life pursuits. For students with AP Calculus credit, the minor requires just 12-16 units instead of the usual 19.

  • Physics Minor

    Learn the fundamentals of matter and energy and how to solve complex problems using conceptual analysis and mathematical techniques. This minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, or biology.

  • Political Science Minor

    Learn about classical and modern political thought, American politics, and international relations as you prepare to become an advocate for truth and justice in your community and beyond.

  • Prelaw Minor

    Become versed in political science, criminal law, constitutional law, and political philosophy as you prepare for the rigors of law school.

  • Public Administration Minor

    Learn about the origin and development of the agencies and appointed officials who develop public policy and rules, and implement and enforce state and federal law, in regard to education, criminal justice, urban planning, social service, and health services management, as well as their relationship to constitutional, elected government, as you prepare for career opportunities with state and federal agencies and publicly funded and nonprofit organizations.

  • Sociology Minor

    Equip yourself with a broader understanding of human social behaviors, including the influence of race, class, and gender, and the role of social institutions such as family, religion, and government.

  • Spanish Minor

    Learn the fundamental skills for thriving in the Spanish-speaking world: a solid grasp of the language, and an introduction to the culture and history.

  • Statistics Minor

    Learn fundamental mathematical methods and problem-solving strategies, and how to communicate mathematical ideas in speech and writing. Students with any major or minor are eligible to earn the statistics minor—in particular, a student is permitted to earn the statistics minor and the mathematics minor.

  • TESOL Minor

    In APU’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor, you will learn how to teach English as a second language in public adult schools, private language schools, and developing countries. This program is especially suited to students majoring in English, Spanish, or liberal studies (education), but is open to all students.

  • Vocational Development Minor

    If you haven’t yet decided what vocational path you want to take, you’re not alone. With this minor, you can explore and discern your vocational calling with help from expert faculty-mentors.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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