Project Description

Online Minors

A minor is a secondary area of study that is typically about half of a major credit wise. Minors are a great way to enhance your degree, complement your major and earn additional credits. Minors can be chosen based on interest. It does not have to be “related” to your major, but it most certainly can if you would like it to. Below are listed minors that are available fully online, along with a listing of the online courses that are available for each. Students should meet with their academic advisor about the requirements and procedures for adding a minor to their course of study.

College of Arts and Letters

Online Minor in Anthropology

Requirements:  For students majoring in another field, a minor in Anthropology shall consist of a minimum of 15 credits in upper-division anthropology courses, earned in any five courses at the 3000 level or above.  A minimum of 12 credits must be taken in residence at FAU.  A grade of “C” or better is required for a course in anthropology to count toward the minor.

Electives – 15 credits

Choose 5 of the following online courses, or any other 3000/4000 level online Anthropology course:

Course # Course Title Credits
ANT 3241 Anthropology of Religion 3
ANT 3361 Cultures of South Asia 3
ANT 3586 Human Evolution 3
ANT 4302 Gender and Culture  3
ANT 4315 African American Anthropology 3
ANT 4414 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 4469 Culture, Gender & Health 3
ANT 4930 Images and Anthropology 3

Online Minor in Political Science:

Requirements: A minor in Political Science requires a minimum of 15 credits (12 of which must be taken at FAU) in Political Science courses, including POS 2041 (The Government of the U.S.) and 4 upper-division courses (12 credits) with a grade of “C” or better.

Students who enter Florida Atlantic University with less than 30 credits must complete Introductory Statistics (STA 2023).

Required Core Course (3 credits)

Students must take the following course:

Course # Course Title Credits
POS 2041 Government of the USA 3

 

Electives – 12 credits

Choose 4 of the following online courses:

Course # Course Title Credits
CPO 3003 Comparative Politics 3
POS 4024 US Immigration Policy 3
POS 4609 The Judicial Process 3
POS 3691 Law and American Society 3
POS 4204 Public Opinion and American Pol 3
POS 4931 Environmental Law and Policy (Special Topics) 3

College of Science

Online Minor in Geography

Requirements: Students minoring in Geography will earn a “C” or better in a minimum of 15 credits. Note: Courses used to fulfill requirements for a major may not be used for the minor. Requirements include:
1. GIS 3015C and 12 additional credits in geography
2. Within the 12 credits, a minimum of 6 credits with a GEA or GEO prefix at the 4000 level;
3. The remaining 6 credits from all department course listings with ESC, EVR, MET, GEA or GEO prefixes;
4. Of the 15 credits, a minimum of 12 earned at FAU (effective spring 2011).
Required Core Course – 3 credits
Students must take the following course:

Course # Course Name Credits
GIS 3015C Introduction to Mapping and GIS 3

Restricted Elective Courses  – 6 credits
Students must take at least 2 of the following courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
GEO 4022 Quantitative Methods 3
GEO 4300 Biogeography 3
GEO 4280C Water Resources  3
GEA 4275 Human-Environmental Interactions in South Florida
GEO 4422 American Cultural Landscape 3
GEO 4602 Urban Geography 3
GEA 4275 Human-Environmental Interactions in South Florida 3

Electives Courses – 6 credits
Students have the option to choose two additional courses from the online courses listed below, or any other courses with an ESC, EVR, MET, GEA or GEO prefix offered online,  or may choose untaken Restricted Electives.

Course # Course Name Credits
GEA 2000 World Geography 3
GEO 2200C Introduction to Physical Geography 3
MET 2010 Weather and Climate 3
ESC 3704 Environmental Issues in Atmospheric and Earth Science 3

Online Minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Requirements: Students minoring in Geographic Information Science will complete a minimum of 15 credits with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Of the 15 credits, a minimum of 12 must be earned at FAU (effective spring 2011). Note: Courses used to fulfill requirements for a major may not be used for the minor.
Required Core courses – 6 credits
Students must take both of the following courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
GIS 3015C Introduction to Mapping and GIS 3
GIS 4043C Principles of GIS 3

Elective courses – 9 credits
Students must take 3 of the following courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
GEO 4167C Spatial Data Analysis 3
GIS 4035C Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
GIS 4037C Digital Image Analysis 3
GIS 4102C Programming in GIS 3

College of Design and Social Inquiry

Online Minor in Criminal Justice:

Requirements: A minor in Criminal Justice consists of a minimum of 15 credits in upper-division criminal justice courses. Of the 15 credits, at least 12 must be earned from FAU. A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses being used toward the minor.

Students with 60 credits or more must take five upper-division criminal justice courses (3000/4000 level) (15 credits) in the following manner:
Required Core Course – 3 credits
Students must take the following course:

Course # Course Name Credits
CCJ 4054 Ethics and the Justice System  3

Required Electives – 12 credits
Students must take 4 of the following courses, or any other 3000/4000 Criminal Justice course offered online:

Course # Course Name Credits
CCJ 4450 Criminal Justice Management 3
CJC 4310 Corrections  3
CJE 3692C Criminal Justice Technology 3
CJE 4352 Policing in America  3
CJJ 4010 Juvenile Justice Administration 3
CJL 4510 Judicial Administration and the Criminal Courts 3
CCJ 3014 Criminology  3
CCJ 3666 Victimology 3
CCJ 4644 White Collar Crime  3
CJE 4174 International Criminal Justice Systems 3
CJE 4444 Crime Prevention   3
CJE 4663 Crime Analysis 3
DSC 4012 Terrorism  3

Students with fewer than 60 credits must take four upper-division criminal justice courses (3000/4000 level), (12 credits) and one lower-division criminal justice course (CCJ 2002, 3 credits) in the following manner:
Required Core Course – 6 credits
Students must take both of the following courses:

Course # Course Name Credits
CCJ 2002 Law, Crime and the Criminal Justice System  3
CCJ 4054 Ethics and the Justice System  3

Required Electives – 9 credits
Students must take 3 of the following courses, or any other 3000/4000 Criminal Justice course offered online:

Course # Course Name Credits
CCJ 4450 Criminal Justice Management 3
CJC 4310 Corrections  3
CJE 3692C Criminal Justice Technology 3
CJE 4352 Policing in America  3
CJJ 4010 Juvenile Justice Administration 3
CJL 4510 Judicial Administration and the Criminal Courts 3
CCJ 3014 Criminology  3
CCJ 3666 Victimology 3
CCJ 4644 White Collar Crime  3
CJE 4174 International Criminal Justice Systems 3
CJE 4444 Crime Prevention 3
CJE 4663 Crime Analysis   3
DSC 4012 Terrorism  3

College of Business

Online Minor in Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management minor is available in a streamlined version for students enrolled in the Online BBA degree. For those in the Online BBA, the minor consists of just 3 courses. Other courses may also be available from time to time and can be used towards the minor. Students receiving a minor in hospitality management will receive basic core knowledge in the discipline applicable to a number of settings.

Core Courses: 9 credits
Take all of the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
HFT 3003 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
HFT 4240 Excellence in Guest Service Management 3
HFT 3741 Meetings & Events Management 3

One of the courses for the minor will be offered each semester in OBBA so that you can proceed easily through the minor.
In addition to these 3 courses, candidates for the minor must document 500 work hours in a job in the hospitality industry any time from senior year in high school to the present.