Programs of Study
American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Minor
To earn a minor in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, students must complete 24 credits, with no individual grade lower than C-.
The objective of this minor is to provide a basic background in analytics for those interested in applications.
Applied Computing Minor
The minor requires five COMP courses (20 credit hours). Students must earn grades of at least C- in each course and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 in minor courses. Transfer students may transfer up to two courses, subject to the approval of the minor supervisor. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor. No more than 8 credits used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used in the minor.
The art minor is an appropriate option for students wanting to take a combination of studio and art history courses or for those wishing to concentrate on a single medium.
Biological Sciences Minor
The minor in biological sciences will introduce students to the field of biological sciences in a five-course sequence that will provide substantial education and training in scientific concepts, science communication, and laboratory skills, as well as the central content areas of biology, including biomolecules, cell biology, genetics, metabolism, physiology, phylogenetics, ecology, and evolution. Students adding the biological sciences minor will be adding a valuable credential to their major indicating a substantial additional skillset in the biosciences.
The Minor in Biotechnology will introduce students to the field of biotechnology in a five-course sequence that will provide substantial education and training in bioethics, as well as the central content areas of biology and biotechnology, with a focus on modern genetics and laboratory techniques. Students adding the biotechnology minor will be adding a valuable credential to their major, indicating a substantial additional skill set in the laboratory-focused and forward-looking field of biotechnology.
The minor in business allows students to pursue their interests in the liberal arts and sciences while building a foundation of business skills and adding a valuable credential to their portfolio and resume. The minor in business requires successful completion of five business courses or 20 credit hours from the courses listed below.
Communication Arts Minor
The communication arts minor allows students in other majors to broaden their understanding of human communication while also developing deeper knowledge and practical skills that can enhance their professional lives and complement their major field of study.
Corporate Security Minor
Security threats are all around us. Modern society has demonstrated that all organizations face risks from natural disasters, to disgruntled employees, to foreign terrorists groups such as the Islamic State or Al Qaeda, to domestic terrorists/criminals, to active shooters, cyber-attacks, bioterror threats such as EBOLA, SARS, and anthrax. Further, weather-related events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, or massive snow storms causing extended shut downs of businesses, tornadoes, earthquakes and potential flood and rain events are always possible and can be devastating to the financial...
Creative Writing Minor
The Creative Writing Minor is a course of study tailored to the interests of individual creative writers, with an additional focus, in all classes, on oral and written persuasion, imaginative and critical thinking, and collaboration with creative peers. The aim of the Minor is to help students develop a unique approach to language that results in memorable, publishable work. Students are free to author work in any of 36 genres of creative writing, and are encouraged to innovate, experiment, and cross genre lines at will. Because our program is especially focused on interdisciplinarity and...
Cybersecurity Policy Minor
The Minor in Cybersecurity Policy introduces students to the basics of cybersecurity, as well as to societal and business mandates for incorporating cybersecurity into an organization’s policies and governance structures. We study techniques for communicating about cybersecurity, and we explore solutions for sustaining cybersecurity within a variety of organizations. This minor is available to both Durham and Manchester students.
Data Science Minor
The objective of this minor is to provide a basic background in data science for those who are more interested in the theoretical underpinnings of analytics and data science.
Explore the field of education! Five courses (20 credits) comprise the minor in Education. A Certification of Completion of Minor form needs to be completed at the beginning of a student’s final undergraduate semester at UNH. The form is available online and in the Registrar’s Office.
With a minor in English, you can complement your major with five classes from our areas of study. We think you'll find that even subjects that seem far apart have an uncanny way of intersecting. In our literature courses, you might read and research a play about thermodynamics, even as our writing classes give you an opportunity to study the many genres of creative and occupational writing. English study expands your portfolio of transferable skills while keeping your imaginative faculties in high gear. Employers from across the professional spectrum are looking for employees with skill-...
The entrepreneurship minor is designed for those students who are interested in starting their own business or enhancing a business in which they are currently working. The course content of the minor is designed to meet the objective of developing the mindset, skills, competencies, and experiential learning that enable students to function as entrepreneurs or as productive members of emerging, entrepreneurial firms. The entrepreneurship program integrates the knowledge and experiences gained in other disciplines, as well as from the field of entrepreneurship, into an understanding of the...
Forensic Accounting Minor
Opportunities for growth in the field of Forensic Accounting continue at an impressive rate. Career options for students who add the minor in Forensic Accounting can include investigative and litigation support to accounting firms, banks, police departments, government agencies and other organizations. The knowledge attained in this minor can help a homeland security expert or accountant investigate the rampant fraud that is often tied to homeland security or business threats, including non-accounting fraud issues. In addition to following the knowledge content of the Certified Fraud...
Global Studies Minor
Globalization is a complex web of interwoven processes that affect virtually all facets of our daily lives, from pop culture to economics, politics to climate and everything in between. Many of the pressing problems of the 21st Century – climate change, environmental sustainability, terrorism, pandemics, etc. – transcend national boundaries and will need to be solved as a global community. The Global Studies minor explores the challenges and opportunities that arise from living in an increasingly inter-connected world and also cultivates cross-cultural awareness by encouraging students to...
An excellent complement to any degree, a History minor helps you build a foundational understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural forces that influence human life.
Homeland Security Minor
Today’s threat environment is complex and dynamic and includes threats from small- to large-scale attacks of violence or terrorism, to cybersecurity to catastrophic natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and earthquakes. Fully available to students on both campuses (Durham and Manchester), the Homeland Security (HLS) minor will give students an excellent glimpse at what it takes to keep the nation safe and resilient. The minor in Homeland Security (HLS) is designed to provide a professional experience to students not majoring in Homeland Security, but who are interested...
The humanities minor is an interdisciplinary program where students can combine humanities courses and courses from other disciplines that form a multidisciplinary theme or topic. The minor in humanities is an excellent way to add breadth of perspective to specialized study in particular disciplines. Many professions encourage students to develop skills and knowledge outside their area of professional interest. The humanities minor can meet this objective and make college education a more enlightening and rewarding experience. Students selecting a minor in humanities should, in consultation...
Legal Advocacy Minor
The Legal Advocacy Minor is a set of courses which is designed to ensure students with an interest in law school have all the skill-sets and several of the field-specific knowledge bases that will help them succeed there. It is also intended to help students contemplating law school develop a clear understanding of what that experience is likely to be, as well as some insight into the nature of professional legal practice. For students who may not intend to pursue graduate study in the law, the Minor sharpens their written, rhetorical, and analytical skills, helping them succeed in a...
Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of truth, existence, beauty, morality, and justice. People study philosophy to understand the basic principles of science, art, and the human condition. Though this sounds abstract, a background in philosophy is excellent training for any walk of life. Philosophy offers training for a variety of careers by providing a unique combination of life-long skills: analytic and interpretive skills, critical reasoning skills, the enhanced capacity to detect problems and to solve them, excellence in oral and written presentation and defense of one’s...
Political Economy Minor
Students interested in pursuing a career in government, business, communications, or the law can add a breadth of perspective through the political economy minor.
Political Science Minor
Students interested in pursuing a career in government, business, communications, or the law can add a breadth of perspective through the political science minor.
Professional Writing Minor
The interdisciplinary minor in professional writing introduces you to the many genres of professional writing, providing opportunities to practice your skills in an internship setting. Courses span the areas of English, Communication Arts, and Computing, and include classes such as Media Writing, Journalism in the 21st Century, Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction, Professional and Technical Writing, Social Media for Organizations and Business, Introduction to Computer Applications, Mobile Computing, as well as others.
The Psychology minor brings a unique perspective on society and human behavior to your studies and adds a set of skills that makes you stand out to employers in a variety of industries.
Public History Minor
Public historians work on translating historical research and information to the broad public audience. The public history minor is designed to provide students with the skills and experience to work in museums, archives, libraries, historic sites and houses, non-profits and historical societies, corporations, and in educational and community programs.
Terrorism Studies Minor
The discipline of terrorism is a fluid topic. Terrorism has existed for hundreds of years. Yet since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, terrorism has become the top priority of US national and homeland security including the Intelligence Community, the DOD, FBI, CIA, DHS, and State Department. Additionally, acts of terrorism have continued to challenge the national security interest of not only the United States, but of all her allies. To combat the threats of terrorism, much has been done, and continues to be addressed in the domestic and international arenas. The United States...
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor is set of courses designed to prepare interested students in teaching and/or working with multilingual learners The minor is primarily for students pursuing careers in teaching but is also appropriate for students interested in a range of professions that require regular interaction with a multilingual population (e.g., social work, work force development, public health, and management). It is also benefits students who want to later pursue K-12 ESOL certification or a graduate degree in education or linguistics at UNH or...