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minors at Thomas University


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.


  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Intermediate Accounting 2
  • Cost Accounting
  • AIS
  • Business Law with Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)


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.


This minor prepares graduates to work with people who are struggling with alcohol and drug abuse.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Introduction to Substance Abuse
  • Treatment Models for Addictions
  • Pharmacology of Drug Abuse
  • Concurrent Disorders


  • Principles of Biology I
  • Principles of Biology II
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Biology elective


  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Organizational Behavior OR Leadership
  • Principles of Marketing

+Chemistry and Pre-Professional

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.


  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Biochemistry
CIP Code 26.0101
A minor in Chemistry prepares students for a wide variety of careers and graduate studies in life sciences, medicine (medical, pharmacy and veterinary) and other health-related careers as well as positions in agriculture and manufacturing. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


  • Web Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Methods and Materials of Film Making
  • Professional Communications
  • Interpersonal Communication OR
  • Social Psychology

+Creative Writing

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.

  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature and Media
  • Fiction Workshop

+Criminal Justice

This concentration will provide graduates with skills in Criminal Justice, which can be combined with a variety of majors.

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice electives (3 classes)


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.

  • Introduction to the Teaching Profession
  • Educational Psychology
  • Teaching Diverse Learners
  • Educating Exceptional Learners
  • Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching


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.

+Environmental Science

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
  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Systems
  • Conservation Systems
  • Principles of Physical Science
CIP Code 26.0101

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

+Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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.


  • Geography
  • GIS I
  • GIS II
  • GIS - Conservation
  • GIS Internship
CIP Code 26.0101

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


Five courses from the following:

  • Social Gerontology: Family and Care-giving Issues
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • Healthy Aging
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Psychology of Grief Counseling
  • Psychology of Aging


Five classes taken from the following options:

  • 20th Century America
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Contemporary Latin America
  • Special Topics in History
  • A Critical Decade in U.S. History
  • History of African Nationalism
  • Contemporary Asia
  • History of Georgia
  • History of the Middle East


The minor consists of 15 semester hours (5 classes) taken in mathematics above the 200 level.


  • Introduction to Music
  • Jazz Ensemble or Community Chorus (2 semesters)
  • Applied Music (2 semesters)

Two electives from the following:

  • History of Jazz
  • World Music
  • Pop & Rock Music
  • Electronic Music


  • General Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology or Statistics electives (2 courses)

+Rehabilitation Studies

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Studies
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Rehab Studies Electives (2 courses)

+Social Work

This minor consists of 15 credits (5 classes) taken in Social Work in classes numbered 300 or above.

+Sports Studies

Five course from below:

  • Introduction to Sport Science
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sport Psychology
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Coaching Theories and Methods
  • Sociology of Sport

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