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.
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.
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.
Gordon W. Blood, in-charge
308D Ford Building
Disability Studies Minor (DBLTY)
The minor is designed for students with special interests in the social systems, environmental factors, and cultural history of disability.
This intercollege minor is designed for students across the disciplines who wish to prepare for addressing environmental issues or problems as professionals or citizens.
The intercollege minor in Gerontology is designed for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the aging process and old age.
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.
Dana Naughton, PhD, Director
228 Biobehavioral Health Building
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.
Caroline Condon-Lewis, in-charge
604 Ford Building
This minor is designed to allow students to learn more about the development of individuals and families across the life span.
Offered at Abington, Altoona, University Park and World Campuses
Devon Thomas, in-charge
315 HHD East Building
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.
This minor is designed to allow students to learn more about the science of human movement and professions involving physical activity.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Myers, in-charge
270 Recreation Building
The intercollege minor is designed for the student desiring an in-depth knowledge about the basic and functional aspects of the nervous system.
Sonia Cavigelli, in-charge
219 Biobehavioral Health Building
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.
Brenda Eissenstat, in-charge
119B Chandlee Lab
The minor provides an introduction to recreation/leisure services, and emphasizes professional skills essential for successful delivery of these services.
806 Ford Building