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A minor is a set number of units in a specific area of study that supplements a student's major area of study. A minor allows experience in an area of study beyond a primary major. See an advisor in the Student Success Center to learn more about minors and to complete minor paperwork.

Minor Factsheet

Child Development Minors

Child Development is the study of the physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence. The purpose of the minor is to provide an academic background that prepares students to work with children and families in a variety of settings.

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The counseling minor seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs and concerns of a diverse society. Students interested in pursuing a career in counseling or other related fields working with children and families will benefit from courses based in counseling and education.

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Deaf Studies Minors

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of deaf and hard of hearing people in American and world society. The program promotes the understanding of deaf people as a linguistic and cultural group and encourages students to analyze existing stereotypes and policies related to deaf and hard of hearing people in order to work both within their own communities and others in effecting change for the betterment of the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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Education Minors

This minor is designed for those pursuing a teaching credential or a career using teaching and engagement strategies. The Minor facilitates mastery of facilitation and presentation skills used in education and workplace settings.