Minoring in a discipline outside your major field of study, allows you to focus elective credits to expand your perspective and increase your skills. A minor will make you stand out to potential employers because it demonstrates an eagerness to learn and emphasizes your willingness to go above and beyond minimum expectations.
Talk with your academic advisor to discuss your goals and determine how a minor would complement your plan of study.
Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants for food, personal enjoyment, and environmental enhancement. Horticulture includes the production, marketing, and utilization of fruit and vegetable products that improve health and well-being, shade trees that reduce the urban heat island effect, bedding plants that increase business profits, and interior plants that reduce stress and enhance productivity.
The horticulture minor requires a minimum of 16 hours in courses carrying a HORT subject is required, of which at least 9 hours must be in 300-400-level courses and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. A maximum of 3 hours of the 16 hours may be from the following courses: HORT 399, 495, 499.
Students who minor in Viticulture and Enology will learn the importance of grape growing and wine making. A minor in Viticulture and Enology will be useful to any student desiring to learn more about the wine industry from the growing of grapes to harvest, processing and product evaluation.
Required Courses (9 credits):
Possible Elective Courses (7 credits, 3 must be upper-division):
Courses not on this list may be used with advisor approval.
You may petition for the minor once you have completed 60 semester hours. A total of at least 18 semester hours in anthropology is required. A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each course contributing to the minor. Requirements include:
Three of the following courses:
A student may certify in a Digital Technology & Culture minor after the completion of 60 semester hours. A minimum of 18 semester hours of approved, upper-division is required for the minor from the following:
Required Courses (9 credits)
Choose three from the courses below (9 credits)
A minor in Environmental Science requires a minimum of 16 credit hours. Students must complete ENVR SCI 101 Environment and Human Life and ENVR SCI 444 Environmental Assessment
A minimum of 8 additional credit hours can be selected in consultation with an academic advisor, from the following:
Of these 16 credit hours, 9 hours must be in upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. This minor is not open to students majoring in Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences.
To earn an English minor students must complete a minimum of 18 hours in English courses (excluding 101 and 198), half of which must be 300/400-level. ENGL 302 Introduction to English Studies is required.
A minor in art requires 18 hours including FINE ART 102 or FINE ART 103; FINE ART 110; and one course from FINE ART 201 or 202. The remaining 9 hours of electives must be in 300-400-level FINE ART courses taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.
A mathematics minor requires a minimum of 19 hours including MATH 171, 172, and one of 220 or 273. An additional 9 hours of 300-400-level mathematics credits must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. Courses required for the minor may not be taken pass/fail and a minimum 2.0 GPA is required in all courses taken for the minor. MATH 303, 330, 351, 398, 425, and 431 do not count toward the minor.
Students who earn an undergraduate molecular biosciences certificate will possess working knowledge of the foundations of three separate fields of study: genetics, microbiology, and biochemistry, and will have an understanding of how to use these disciplines to make informed decisions about current societal issues. Those who earn the certificate will be well prepared to work in both science and non-science careers, they will be qualified for employment opportunities with non-profit organizations and government agencies involved in science making decisions, and they will be attractive to private sector businesses who require employees with interdisciplinary scientific training.
Suggested Schedule of Studies
The 18-credit certificate program is designed around four core courses required for all students, and an additional 3 credits obtained from a course which will require the student to apply the concepts of molecular biosciences to society. The certificate can be fulfilled through a mixture of on-campus and online course offerings or online courses only. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all classes that apply towards this certificate.
Applicability of Bioscience (3 credits minimum):
Other courses can apply per approval of Certificate Coordinator
Students are expected to have already completed courses equivalent to one year of Freshman Chemistry for Science Majors, one year of Freshman Biology for Science Majors, and one semester of organic chemistry through an accredited institution of higher education before working towards this certificate.
To earn the Professional Writing Certificate, students must complete the following five courses (15 credit hours) with a minimum 3.0 GPA:
The Professional Writing minor requires 18 credit hours of course work.
Core Courses (6 credits):
Engl 301—Writing and Rhetorical Conventions
Engl 402—Technical and Professional Writing or Engl 403—Technical and Professional Writing ESL
Engl 461— Theory and Practice in Technical and Professional Writing
Elective Courses (12 credits from among the following):
Students who have completed 60 semester hours may certify a minor. A History minor requires:
At least 9 of the 18 hours must be earned at Washington State University
The minor in Psychology requires 18 credit hours in Psychology coursework and PSYCH 105 Introductory Psychology is required. At least 9 of these credit hours must be taken at WSU and at least 9 must be in graded, upper-division courses.
Psychology courses must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of the following courses:
The Carson College of Business’ minor in business administration is an official designation, which appears on your transcript and gives you the ability to differentiate yourself from other students. Only non-business majors may minor in business administration.
To qualify to certify as a business administration minor a student must:
Students must complete ACCTG 230 Introduction to Financial Accounting plus five (5) business courses, at least nine credits of which must be at the 300- or 400-level.
Admissible 300- or 400-level courses may not include any 498 or 499 courses. Students may transfer in up to six (6) credit hours from another college or university.
The minor in hospitality business management requires a minimum of 19 credit hours, 9 of which must be 300-400 level, with an overall GPA of at least a 2.5 in the required courses.
The required courses are:
Nine credit hours must be 300-400 level courses taken in residence at WSU or though WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses and they may not include any 498 or 499 courses. Up to 6 credit hours may be transferred from another institution.
Students must complete 400 hours of internship/industry experience to earn the minor. In order for hours to count for the requirement, they must meet the following criteria:
To be eligible to certify in the wine business management minor, students must be certified in a major, have completed 60 credits, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Completion of the minor requires an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in the required courses
The required courses are:
Nine hours must be 300-400 level courses taken in residence at WSU or though WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses and they may not include any 498 or 499 courses. Up to 6 hours may be transferred from another institution.
Students must complete 400 hours of internship/industry experience to earn the minor.
Beginning next January 2017, WSU Tri-Cities will offer a one-year online professional certificate program in wine business management.
The new non-credit certificate program will be offered in six modules developed and taught by WSU business faculty with interests in wine business, as well as industry professionals with unique expertise in wine business marketing, financial management and specific legal, compliance and trademark issues.
For more information, contact Robert Harrington, WSU Tri-Cities professor of hospitality and wine business management, at 509-372-7487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minor in computer science consists of 20 credits which must include:
Three courses must be at the 300-400-level computer sciences, courses excluding computer skills and literacy courses. All prerequisites for minor courses must be met.
The minor program must be approved by an academic advisor.
The electrical engineering minor requires 18 semester hours of courses in electrical engineering, 9 of which must be 300-400-level and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.
Three additional electrical engineering courses
A minor in mechanical engineering requires 16 credits of 300-400-level ME courses, including two of the following four courses:
9 hours of upper-division work must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.
The certificate of global leadership emphasizes leadership development, cross-cultural understanding, and global engagement. The University College and the Global Studies Program (part of the WSU Office of International programs) work together to offer this unique program.
Students in every major and from all colleges are welcome to participate in the Global Leadership Certificate program. You will work directly with the Director of Global Learning to create a course plan tailored to your education goals and requirements.
The global studies minor is flexible, designed to complement any major. You can include interests outside your major, add international perspective to what you’re already studying, focus on a region or culture, pursue topics with global implications — it’s up to you.
There are three general areas to choose from. Each area includes modules that let you home in on what interests you the most.