Thomas University offers students a wide variety of minors to combine with undergraduate degrees. Adding a minor to your program of study provides additional career opportunities and the ability to specialize in a specific career path. Students are encouraged to have conversation with their Success Advisor and a faculty advisor regarding career options.
The minor in Art consists of 15 semester hours (5 classes) taken in Art courses numbered 300 or above. All students seeking a minor in Art are required to meet with an Art department instructor and submit a portfolio for approval before beginning a course of study.
Chemistry is the scientific study of properties and composition of matter and the laws that govern them. It is the foundation for many fields of studying including biology. A minor in chemistry at TU complements many fields of study preparing students for careers or graduate studies in life sciences, medicine or other health related fields. Coursework is focused on inorganic, organic and biochemistry designed to enhance understanding of life processes.
The Creative Writing Minor (15 credit hours) provides students with essential writing, communication and presentation skills used in a wide variety of professions. The workshop-based model emphasizes the writing process, peer feedback, and revision. Students have the opportunity to engage in hands-on experience editing the web-based Nighthawk Review, Thomas University’s Creative Arts journal. This student-run journal fosters innovation, collaboration and leadership to create adept literary citizens.
This concentration will provide graduates with skills in Criminal Justice, which can be combined with a variety of majors.
Students pursuing this minor must abide by all of the rules and regulations governing Education students at Thomas University. Completing a minor in Education does not lead to teacher certification.
The minor consists of 15 semester hours (5 classes) taken in English courses numbered 300 or above and must include one course with prefix of ENG 301-ENG 304.
The Environmental Science Program at Thomas University is a collaborative learning environment dedicated to the sustainable use of natural resources.
Through course offerings, seminars, independent study and cooperative research with local governments and resource groups, this program provides a cross-disciplinary perspective on the political, legal, psychological, cultural, behavioral and societal forces that affect relations between people and environment.
Humans are an integral component of the ecosystem and have the responsibility to alleviate global problems such as natural resource depletion, environment degradation, biodiversity loss and poverty.
Students interested in natural resource protection, wildlife management or environmental issues take courses that deal with resource issues, such as conservation biology, ecology, field biology and environmental science. These and related subjects will prepare students for advanced study at the graduate level or for a career in resource management, environmental planning or environmental regulation with local, state, federal governments, or an environmental consulting firm.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MINOR
Environmental scientists and specialists work to gather, monitor and analyze information concerning environmental conditions to protect the environment and human health.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting an 11% increase in positions in this career field through 2026 (faster than average).
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
GIS is a marketable skill utilized in many careers. This exciting, hands-on skill has career potential in the following industries: military and defense, urban planning, utility and infrastructure, resource management, environmental studies, and emergency services. Students have access to the GAPP (Geospatial Analysis Planning & Preservation) Center which contains state-of-the-art GIS and GPS (Global Positions System) technology.
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) MINOR
Individuals working with GIS systems study the Earth and the distribution of its land, features, and inhabitants. They also examine political or cultural structures and study the physical and human geographic characteristics of regions ranging in scale from local to global.
GIS systems are used in a wide variety of careers including business, government, urban planning, utilities, resource management and emergency services.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Two electives from the following:
This minor consists of 15 credits (5 classes) taken in Social Work in classes numbered 300 or above.
Five course from below: