Back To Top
Menu

Minors

Paola Kersch teaching Spanish class

Accounting (12 credit hours)

The accounting minor is a useful complement to a major in management or general business. Like the other structured minors, it offers greater employment potential. It is particularly useful to someone working in or operating a small business.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3

One of the following:

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting 3

Analytics (23 credit hours)

The analytics minor is a useful complement to majors in health
or natural sciences. Like other structured minors, it offers greater
employment potential.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
MAT 123 Introduction to Applied Statistics 4
MAT 124 Intermediate Applied Statistics 4
MAT 220 Applied Regression Analysis 3
MAT 222 Statistical Computing 3
MAT 224 Applied Biostatistics 3
MAT 228 Applied Statistical Inquiry 3
CSC XXX Any Computer Science Course 3
Total Credit Hours 23

Anatomy (21 credit hours)

The anatomy minor is designed for those who want an in-depth knowledge of the human body. A more through knowledge of anatomy will give students that plan a career in the health sciences, research or education a solid background in the anatomical sciences.

Introductory Courses

Students must select two of the following introductory courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 101/L Introductory Biology I with Lab 4
and BIO 102/L Introductory Biology II with Lab 4
OR    
BIO 107/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
and BIO 108/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 317/L Comparative Anatomy/Lab 4
BIO 339/L Human Gross Anatomy/Lab 6
BIO/MNS 499 Capstone Experience 0-2

Other Requirements

Students must also select one elective from the following courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 304/L Microscopic Anatomy/Lab 4
BIO 389 Special Topics in Biology (permission of the chair) 3
BIO 505/L Neurobiology 4
BIO 320/L Developmental Biology 4

Bioinformatics (21 credit hours)

The bioinformatics minor will provide students with an interest in computation and biology the opportunity to explore this rapidly developing field while simultaneously exposing these students to additional coursework in math and computing. Due to the prerequisite coursework required for these courses, it is expected that most students will simultaneous seek a bachelor of science degree in biology, mathematics or chemistry.

Required Courses

Course # Title Credits
CSC 151 Introduction to Computer Programming I 3
CSC 152 Introduction to Computer Programming II 3
MAT 124 Intermediate Applied Statistics 4
BIO/MAT 375 Math Modeling in Biology 3
BIO 350 Fundamentals of Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics 3
BIO 351/L Computational Biology/Lab 4
BIO/MNS 499 Capstone Experience 0-2

Biology (18 credit hours)

Any D'Youville student not seeking a degree in biology could complete this minor. It could be used by those who wish to feature a biology foundation in their resumes.

Required Courses

Students must select two of the following introductory courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 101 Introductory Biology I with Lab 4
and BIO 102 Introductory Biology II with Lab 4
OR    
BIO 107/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
and BIO 108/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4

Other Requirements

Students must also select three courses (encompassing a minimum of 10 credits) from the following:

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 107/107/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 3
BIO 108/108/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 3
BIO 208/208/L Microbiology/Lab 3
BIO 216 Marine Biology 3
BIO 218 Invertebrate Zoology 3
BIO 229 Ecology 3
BIO 242 Evolution 3
BIO 3XX Any 300-level BIO course 3
BIO 4XX Any 400-level BIO course 3

Business (18 credit hours)

The minor in general business provides courses in accounting, management and economics. Liberal arts majors and those working with small businesses will find this minor helpful. This minor is only available to students who are not accounting and/or management majors.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO 201 Principles of Economics Macro 3
ECO 202 Principles of Economics Micro 3
ECO 207 Business Statistics 3
MGT 305 (or) MKT 304 Principles of Management (or) Principles of Marketing 3

Chemistry (23 credit hours)

A structured minor in chemistry may be taken by students who are interested in enhancement of their credentials (especially students enrolled in majors already carrying chemistry requirements, e.g., biology).

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
CHE 101/101L General Chemistry I 4
CHE 102/102L General Chemistry II 4
CHE 219/219L Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 220/220L Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE/BIO 303/303L Biochemistry 4

Other Requirements

Students must also select one chemistry elective from the following:

Course # Course Name Credits
CHE 311 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHE 331 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHE 412 Spectroscopy 3
CHE 421 Organometallic Chemistry 3
CHE 401 Inorganic Chemistry 4

Other courses may be taken with departmental approval.

English: Literature (15 credit hours)

A minor in English literature offers students in other majors the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of literature and its diverse genres, perspectives, and historical and political contexts. The distribution of course work enables students to enrich their experience of literature by engaging with diverse works of cultural and aesthetic value, contending with important philosophical questions, reimagining histories of past times and places, and fostering their own critical and creative voices. Minors are encouraged to participate in the larger culture of the English program – e.g., scholarly lectures, readings, roundtables.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 237 Introduction to Literary Criticism 3

Students must also take:

  • One 200-level course
  • Three 300 or 400 level literature courses

English: Writing and New Media (15 credit hours)

A minor in writing and new media helps students establish the communication skills and visual, information, and media literacies required in professional and academic environments. The writing and new media minor consists of 12 course credits (4 courses) and a required internship (3-12 credits) with a writing or media-based focus. The internship will require a portfolio of work completed for the minor and/or a public performance/presentation.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 232 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
or ENG 231 The Art of the Essay 3
ENG 235 Writing for New Media 3
or ENG 236 Writing for Social Justice 3

Advanced Creative Writing Workshop

Students must choose one of the following

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 303 Fiction Workshop 3
ENG 304 Poetry Workshop 3
ENG 305 Screen/Playwriting Workshop 3
ENG 331 Advanced Media Studies 3

An internship with a writing- or media-based focus (3-12 credits).

Learn More

More information about Writing and New Media such as:

  • Who can benefit from the Minor in Writing & New Media?
  • What will the Minor in Writing & New Media do for you?
  • Detailed Course Descriptions

Entrepreneurship (12 credit hours)

The purpose of the minor in entrepreneurship is to enable students to expand their skills and knowledge in small business practice management. The structured minor is designed to teach students managerial, financial and marketing concepts relating to small business ownership. The minor is geared toward students who may want to gain expertise in entrepreneurship/small business management or want to own or manage a practice in the future. NOTE: The entrepreneurship minor is available only to non-management majors.

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
MGT 321 Entrepreneurship I: Small Business Planning 3
MGT 322 EEntrepreneurship II: Small Business Operations 3

 

Environmental Sciences (23 credits)

The minor in Environmental Sciences prepares students for continued graduate study in environmental science or to enter the workforce in government, industry, education, regulatory and consulting firms. Although this minor is not limited to chemistry and biology majors, they are likely the students that would take advantage of this opportunity. This minor will allow them to build on their interest in the environment without sacrificing the multitude of educational and career opportunities that their near fundamental degrees provide.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 101/L Introductory Biology I with Laboratory (and) 4
BIO 102/L Introductory Biology II with Laboratory 4
OR    
BIO 101/L Introductory Biology I with Laboratory (and) 4
BIO 303/CHE 303/L Biochemistry with Laboratory 4
Other courses:    
BIO 230/L Foundations of Environmental Science with Laboratory 4
BIO 231/L Environmental Geology with Laboratory 4
CHE 331/L Analytical Chemistry with Laboratory 4
BIO/CHE/MAT/MNS 499 Capstone Experience 0-2

One of the following

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 216 Marine Biology 3
BIO 218 Invertebrate Biology with Laboratory 4
BIO 229 Ecology with Laboratory 4
BIO 242 Evolution 3
BIO 314 Botany with Laboratory 4
BIO 330/L Environmental Microbiology with Laboratory 4
BIO 331/L Conservation Biology with Laboratory 4
BIO 389/390 Special Topics Course (with MNS permission) 3
CHE 389/390 Special Topics Course (with MNS permission) 3

Exercise and Sports Studies (17 credit hours)

The exercise and sports studies minor is designed to assist students in developing necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in the ever-growing field of health and fitness, sport and competitive athletics. 

For students majoring in the allied health professions, this program provides the fundamental dynamics of how sport impacts individuals and society through both a biomedical approach and a critical examination of the psychological and sociological dimensions of sport and physical activity.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
ESS 101 Introduction to Exercise and Sports Studies 3
ESS 201 Principles of First Aid, Safety & Athletic Injury 3
ESS 301 Fitness Evaluation & Exercise Prescription 3
ESS 270 Exercise and Sports Studies Practicum 3
DTC 328 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletics 2
SOC 312 Sociology of Sport & Physical Activity 3
  OR  
  Special Topics in Exercise and Sports Studies 3
Total 17

Fine Arts (18 credit hours)

The Fine Arts minor is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to creative human expression for students interested in artistic performance, process and inquiry. Students have flexibility in designing their course of study within the minor, and may choose to acquire either an in-depth understanding of a particular art – visual arts, dance, theater, music – or broader, critical awareness of the visual and performing arts.

Students wishing to earn a fine arts minor will submit a portfolio documenting their creative and/or critical activities at D'Youville College at the end of their program to a committee of three faculty members for evaluation. This personal archive will generally consist of written programs, lists of repertoire studied and performed, samples of creative and/or critical work, and other evidence of creative achievements, including participation in public performances and/or exhibitions, as part of study toward the minor. The portfolio will be integrated into PHI 423 Philosophy of Art.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
PHI 423 Philosophy of Art 3

Other Requirements

Students must chose five of the following courses (encompassing a minimum of 15 credits), two of which must be at the 300-400 level

Course # Course Name Credits
DAN 101 Introduction to Dance 3
DAN 210 Introduction to Ballet 3
DAN 300 Elements of Dance Composition 3
DAN 305 Dance Technique and Performance 3
FA 105 Introduction to Photography 3
FA 205 Drawing 3
FA 210 Design 3
FA 218 History of Western Art 3
FA 305 Painting 3
FA 314 Art of the Film 3
FA 320 History of Visual Arts in America 3
FA 327 Modern Art 3
FA 328 Art and the Everyday 3
FA 330 Frank Lloyd Wright and American Architecture 3
FA 380 Art: Special Topics 3
MUS 100 Appreciation of Music 3
MUS 103 Chorus 1
MUS 200 Appreciation of Music 2 3
MUS 209 Introduction to the American Musical Theater 3
THE 104 Theatre Production 3
THE 202 Introduction to Acting 3
THE 444 Theatre as Outreach 3
ENG 213 Drama 3
ENG 302 Shakespeare 3

Health Services Administration (15 credit hours)

This minor provides an opportunity for the development of specialized knowledge in the area of health services administration. A variety of students might seize this opportunity -- e.g. nursing majors interested in administrative career tracks, sociology majors interested in doing graduate work in social or preventative medicine, business and/or management students interested in health services administration.

Course # Course Name Credits
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
MGT 435 Healthcare Management 3
HRM 309 Human Resources Management 3

Two of the following:

Course # Course Name Credits
HSM 220 Community Health 3
HSM 406 Information Technology in Healthcare 3
HSM 410 Healthcare Law 3

History (15 credit hours)

This minor requires any two courses at the 100 or 200 level including the required course for the core (6 credit hours). An additional three courses at the 300-400 level (9 credit hours) is also required.

Management (15 credit hours)

The management minor provides a foundation in management skills -- a plus for career advancement. Management skills are extremely useful in any job. Many jobs such as administrative assistant and social worker require skills in management. Not only does this minor aid in career advancement, but it provides a broader background for admission to graduate programs in different management areas.

Course # Course Name Credits
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
MKT 304 Principles of Marketing 3
  Select three courses from the areas of Management, Marketing or Human Resources Management. 9

Mathematics (18 credit hours)

A structured minor in mathematics may be taken by students who are interested in enhancement of their credentials (especially students enrolled in majors already carrying mathematics requirements, e.g., biology).

Required Courses

Students must select two of the following introductory courses:

Course # Course Name
MAT 125 Calculus I
MAT 126 Calculus II
MAT 202 Calculus III
  Two 300-400 level mathematics courses

Natural Sciences (21 credit hours)

Although any D'Youville student not seeking a degree in biology or chemistry can achieve this minor, it could easily be used by liberal studies in education (pre-elementary education) students to highlight their interest in the sciences since they already currently take 18 of these credits. The minor requires 21 hours, including at least one physics, one chemistry, one biology and three laboratory courses, chosen from the following list. Additional courses may be applied with departmental approval.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 101 Introductory Biology I with Laboratory 4
BIO 102 Introductory Biology II with Laboratory 4
BIO 105 Human Biology with Laboratory 4
(or) BIO 107/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I with or without Lab 3-4
BIO 108/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II with or without Lab 3-4
BIO 117 Drugs and Disease 3
BIO 145 The Process of Scientific Discovery 3
BIO 210 Modern Topics in Biology 3
BIO 215/215/L Environmental Science with or without Lab 3-4
BIO 223 Evolution and Human Heredity 3
CHE 101/101/L General Chemistry I with or without Lab 3-4
CHE 102/102/L General Chemistry II with or without Lab 3-4
CHE 131/L Measurement Laboratory 1
CHE 142/L Molecules with Lab 4
CHE 145 The Process of Scientific Discovery 3
PHY 101/101/L General Physics I with Lab 4
or PHY 111/111/L Introduction to Physics I with Lab 4
PHY 102/102/L General Physics II with Lab 4
or PHY 112/112/L Introduction to Physics II with Lab 4
PHY 142/142/L Astronomy with or without Lab 3-4
PHY 145 The Process of Scientific Discovery 3
PHY 151 Physics for Poets 3
BIO, CHE, PHY 389-390 Special Topics 3

Nutrition (12 credit hours)

The nutrition minor provides an opportunity for the student to develop proficiency in the highly popular field of nutrition.

Intended for students of all majors, this minor can be used for personal or professional development. Health professions majors will find this minor particularly beneficial as the health care field continues its focus on an integrated approach to treating the whole person

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
DTC 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
or NTR 325 Nutrition and Health 3
DTC 210 Food and Culture 2
DTC 327 Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle 3
DTC 328 Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance 2
DTC 425 Diet Therapy 2

Philosophy (15 credit hours)

The minor in philosophy requires a total of five courses for 15 credit hours. It is designed to provide an acquaintance with critical analysis and an appreciation for the philosophical foundation of other disciplines.

The courses selected for the minor are regularly available so that there is ample opportunity for students to complete the required number of hours. Advisors should be made aware of a student's interest in declaring a minor.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
PHI 201 Ethics in Theory and Action 3
PHI 204 Logic and Practical Reasoning 3
  Two 300-level courses  
  One 400-level course  

Pre-Law (15 credit hours)

This minor provides the pre-law student with a range of courses that introduce legal thinking, acquaints the student with areas where a law background is often used and prepares the student for successful entry into and completion of law school.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
ECO 201 Principles of Economics-Macro 3
PSC 201 American Government & Economics 3
PHI 204 Logic-LSAT Preparation Course (NC) 3

One of the following

Course # Course Name Credits
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
OR ACC 211 Principles of Accounting 3
LAW 303 Business Law I 3
OR LAW 304 Business Law II 3
OR HIS 330 History of Constitutional Law 3

NOTE: Some of the above courses will be designated as writing intensive.

The pre-law minor is expected to take four writing intensive courses, from the above or in the core curriculum. The minor also includes an LSAT (Legal Scholastic Aptitude Test) preparation and access to information on law schools.

Questions?

Contact D'Youville's Pre-Law Advisors, Dr. Abbarno or Dr. Schulte for more information.

Psychology (15 credit hours)

The psychology minor is designed to enhance a student's academic experience and to provide background for those planning to pursue careers in any field that involves dealing with people. Students wishing to minor in psychology must complete 15 credits.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
PSY 101 General Psychology 3

Other Requirements

Students must also choose two of the following:

Course # Course Name Credits
PSY 202 Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences 3
PSY 203 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 204 Physiological Psychology 3
PSY 205 Social Psychology 3
PSY 206 Abnormal Psychology 3
  Two additional courses at any level (see course listings in psychology)  

Public Health (18 credit hours)

Public health focuses on the health of populations rather than individuals and is an excellent complement to many clinical degrees.

The minor consists of six courses (18 credits). The first five are foundational courses for public health majors. For the sixth course, students may select one elective from a list of courses approved for the public health major.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
HSM 110 Introduction to Public Health 3
SOC 400 Epidemiology 3
PH 301 Health Behavior 3
PH 302 Global Health 3
HSM 312 Program Planning and Evaluation 3

Choose one elective from the following approved electives for the major:

Course # Course Name Credits
BIO 117 Drugs and Disease 3
BIO 208/L Microbiology 4
BIO 322 Environmental Health 3
PSY 353 Social Psychology of Aging 3
SOC 322 Health, Illness and Society 3
SOC 323 Sociology of the City 3
HIS 336 American Environmental History 3
HSM 210 Delivering Health Services 3
HSM 220 Community Health 3
HSM 406 Health Information Technology 3
PSC 250 International Relations 3

Religious Studies (15 credit hours)

The religious studies minor requires a total of 5 courses for 15 credit hours. It is designed to provide foundational knowledge of religious beliefs from various religious perspectives and across academic disciplines.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
RS 102 Belief and Unbelief 3

Additional Requirements

Students are required to take one course from the following list

Course # Course Name Credits
RS 101 Introduction to the Bible 3
RS 202 Life of Christ 3
RS 309 Letters of Paul 3
RS/PHI 410 Philosophy of Religion 3

Students may select the remaining three courses from the following:

Course # Course Name Credits
RS 209 Major Western Faiths 3
RS 211 Catholicism Today 3
PHI/RS 411 Mysticism 3
RS/HIS 351 Religion in American History 3
RS 315 Spirituality in Human Experience 3
RS 201 Religion and Social Responsibility 3
RS 214 Challenges of Death 3
RS 316 Catholic School Teaching 3
PHI/RS 312 Bioethics 3
RS/PSY 369 Psychology of Religion 3

Sociology (15 credit hours)

The minor in sociology is designed for students who are interested in gaining a greater understanding of social and cultural organization and patterns of human interaction. It is open to students in any field other than sociology.

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
SOC 101 General Psychology 3
  OR  
SOC 102 Social Problems 3

Additional Requirements

Students must also take four additional sociology courses at any level, only two of which can be cross-listed with the student's major.

Spanish (two options)

Adding a Spanish minor to your degree plan will make you more marketable in the job market. The U.S. has the second-largest Spanish-speaking population in the world and the numbers continue to grow. With 35 million people in U.S. speaking Spanish as their first language, having a fundamental understanding of Spanish communication skills can give you an immediate advantage over your peers in the job market. Because Spanish is spoken in 20 countries worldwide, having Spanish language ability opens the door to travel or work in countries rich in Hispanic culture and history.

D'Youville College offers two minors in the Spanish language:

Spanish (12 credit hours)

The minor in Spanish is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire an intermediate or higher level of proficiency. Students who begin Spanish at D'Youville will be required to take the first two years of Spanish. Students exempt from elementary courses (Spanish 101, 102) will be required to take more advanced courses
at the 200-level.

  • Emphasis on oral communication, speaking and listening skills
  • Choose a minimum of 4 three-credit courses to earn a minor
  • In some instances courses taken may also be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum

Spanish for the Health Professions (12 credit hours)

A minor in Spanish for the Health Professions provide not only linguistic competence, but an understanding of sociocultural aspects of Hispanic ethnic groups, which is essential to a professional's ability to work with Spanish-speaking persons

  • Learn conversational Spanish, providing relevant and in-demand skills for healthcare professionals
  • Choose a minimum of 4 three-credit courses to earn a minor
  • In some instances courses taken may also be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum

Spanish Language Courses

Course # Course Description Prerequisites
SPA 101
Level I
Spanish 101 is an introductory course of Spanish for true beginners, and for students learning Spanish for the first time. The level of Spanish in this class is basic. One year of high school Spanish or no Spanish at all
SPA 102
Level II
Spanish 102 is the second semester of beginner Spanish and the continuation of SPA 101. The level is still basic, but the course builds the student's confidence in the language and encourages an increased application of the basic grammar structures in written and oral forms of communication. Two years of high school Spanish or SPA 101.
SPA 201
Level III
Spanish 201 is the first semester of intermediate Spanish. In this course, students revisit basic structures of the Spanish language and develop a mastery of new intermediate-level concepts, in preparation for more advanced level courses in Spanish language and writing. Three years of high school Spanish or SPA 102.
SPA 202
Level IV
Spanish 202 is the second semester of intermediate Spanish and the continuation of SPA 201. In this course, students complete a mastery in intermediate level Spanish by learning the effective communication in the future tense, and the present and past subjunctive mode. Four years of high school Spanish or SPA 201.
SPA 211
Spanish Conversation & Composition
Spanish 211 is an intermediate-advanced level course in Spanish composition and conversation. While there is some review of various grammar points ranging from basic to more advanced grammar, the focus of the course is on the oral and written production of language as a process. SPA 202, or SPA 226 WIP, or an advanced level course in high school, or the equivalent of SPA 202 from another college/university, or by instructor permission.
SPA 389
Advanced Spanish
Spanish 389 is an intermediate-advanced level course in Spanish conversation and composition and the continuation of SPA 211. More advanced grammar structures will be studied in this course through its application in the form of expository and argumentative forms of writing. SPA 211 or by instructor permission.
SPA 225
Spanish for the Health Professions
Spanish 225 is an intermediate level course that introduces students to a more specialized vocabulary related to the health professions. Although the work load can be considered more rigorous than an introductory course of Spanish, this course only reviews beginner level Spanish grammar. SPA 101 or by instructor permission.
SPA 226
Spanish for the Health Professions II
Spanish 226 WIP is an intermediate-advanced level course that continues SPA 225. There are more writing assignments in both Spanish and English in order to fulfill the WIP requirements. The grammar in SPA 226 also becomes increasingly more advanced. SPA 225 or by instructor permission.

Questions?

Not sure what Spanish course to register for? Contact Dr. Paola Kersch at kerschp@dyc.edu for more information.