Minors

Although students are not required to complete a minor, enrollment may enhance their academic experience. The choice of a minor, if any, is the student's decision. All minors in the university are described in the current Baccalaureate Degree Programs Bulletin. Students interested in a minor must consult with the offering department, complete the form Application for Admission to a Minor Program and receive approval for admission to the program from the person in charge of the minor. Criteria for the successful completion of the minor are established by the offering department. Students must be officially in a major before they can be admitted to a minor.

Bioethics and Medical Humanities Minor (BMH)

The minor is designed to allow students to learn more about basic biology, basic ideas of bioethics, other relevant humanities courses, and an integrative course involving original research by the student.

bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/minors/B/BMHMIN

​Intercollege Minor

Civic and Community Engagement Minor (CIVCM)

In the minor students integrate democratic, professional, and creative development and to encourage, recognize, and systematize student participation in public service or problem-based fieldwork and research.

bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/minors/C/CIVCMMIN

​Intercollege Minor

Deafness and Hearing Studies Minor (DHS)

This interdisciplinary minor is designed for students who want to learn about individuals with hearing disabilities, audition, and deafness within an individual and societal context.

csd.hhdev.psu.edu/minor

Intercollege minor
Gordon W. Blood, in-charge
f2x@psu.edu
308D Ford Building

814-865-3177

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Disability Studies Minor (DBLTY)

The minor is designed for students with special interests in the social systems, environmental factors, and cultural history of disability.

bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/minors/D/DBLTYMIN

​Intercollege Minor

Environmental Inquiry Minor (ENV I)

This intercollege minor is designed for students across the disciplines who wish to prepare for addressing environmental issues or problems as professionals or citizens.

www.envi.psu.edu

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Gerontology Minor (GERON)

The intercollege minor in Gerontology is designed for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the aging process and old age.

healthyaging.psu.edu/gerontology_minor

Intercollege minor
Martin Sliwinski, in-charge
mjs56@psu.edu

Devon Thomas, adviser
dmc233@psu.edu
315 HHD East Building
814-863-8000

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Global Health Minor (GLBHL)

The Global Health Minor (GLBHL) is designed to provide undergraduate students with a multidisciplinary exposure to the theoretical and practical issues affecting the health of populations in various countries and regions of the world.

bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/globalhealth/

Departmental minor
Dana Naughton, PhD, Director
dmn161@psu.edu
228 Biobehavioral Health Building
814-865-5607

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Health Policy and Administration Minor (H P A)

The minor in Health Policy and Administration (H PA) is designed to allow students to learn more about the health care system, health policy, and health administration.

www.hhdev.psu.edu/hpa/undergrad/minor.html

Departmental minor
Caroline Condon-Lewis, in-charge
cxc29@psu.edu
604 Ford Building
814-863-2900

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Human Development and Family Studies Minor (HD FS)

This minor is designed to allow students to learn more about the development of individuals and families across the life span.

www.hhdev.psu.edu/hdfs/undergrad/degree_opt_minors.html

Offered at Abington, Altoona, University Park and World Campuses

Departmental minor
Devon Thomas, in-charge
dmc233@psu.edu
315 HHD East Building
814-863-8000

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration (ISHPA)

The learning objectives of the minor are to equip students with the skills and knowledge to meet the critical need for persons with expertise in health care information technology.

bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/minors.cfm?letter=I&program=ishpa.htm

Intercollege minor
Caroline Condon-Lewis
cxc29@psu.edu
604 Ford Building
814-863-2900

Jean Peritz
jperitz@ist.psu.edu
104 IST Building
814-865-8947

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Kinesiology Minor (KINES)

This minor is designed to allow students to learn more about the science of human movement and professions involving physical activity.

www.hhdev.psu.edu/kines/undergrad/minor.html

Departmental minor
Elizabeth (Lisa) Myers, in-charge
elm122@psu.edu
270 Recreation Building
814-863-4493

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Neuroscience Minor (NEURO)

The intercollege minor is designed for the student desiring an in-depth knowledge about the basic and functional aspects of the nervous system.

bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/minors/N/NSMIN

Intercollege minor
Sonia Cavigelli, in-charge
sac34@psu.edu
219 Biobehavioral Health Building
814-863-0210

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Nutritional Sciences Minor (NUTR)

This minor is designed to allow students to learn more about how the body utilizes nutrients and related substances for optimal health throughout the lifecycle.

nutrition.hhdev.psu.edu/undergrad/minor.html

Departmental minor
Brenda Eissenstat, in-charge
bre2@psu.edu
119B Chandlee Lab
814-863-5826

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum

Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management Minor (RPTM)

The minor provides an introduction to recreation/leisure services, and emphasizes professional skills essential for successful delivery of these services.

www.hhdev.psu.edu/rptm/ugrad/minor.html

Departmental minor
806 Ford Building
814-865-1851

University Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum