The minors, concentrations and programs offered in this section are interdisciplinary in nature and are attractive additions to many degree programs in the university. They are available to all students in the university. A student wishing to pursue any of these minors, concentrations and programs should consult with the coordinator listed with each program and should file a Concentration/ Minor Authorization Form where appropriate. As a general rule, no more than 8 credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.
Minors in Computer Science, Computing, and Information Technology
Coordinator: Nilesh Patel (Computer Science and Engineering)
The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers the following three minors, which are available to students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The minor in computer science is suitable for students with majors in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology, who may wish to emphasize numerical, scientific and engineering aspects of computing.
The minors in computing and information technology are suitable for students with majors in English, history, modern languages, philosophy, psychology, sociology or anthropology, who may wish to take courses that emphasize non-numerical and symbolic data processing aspects of computing and information technology.
With a major in economics, a student may wish to take courses oriented toward application of computers in management data processing.
For specific requirements for each of these minors, see the computer science , computing or information technology minors page.
Liberal Arts Minor in Science
The liberal arts minor in science requires at least 27 credits for the two-science minor, or 29 credits for the three-science minor, selected from courses in biological sciences, chemistry and physics.
Students who elect a single discipline minor in either biology, chemistry or physics are not eligible for the science minor, nor are students who are majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, industrial health and safety, medical physics, medical technology, nursing, physical therapy or physics.
Director: Alan Epstein
Sub-program Directors: Michael Pytlik (Judaic Studies), Malik Balla (Islamic Studies), Charles Mabee (Christianity Studies)
Religious Studies Independent Major
Working with the program director, studens may construct a 40-credit course of study to major in Religious Studies. The Independent Major may build upon and extend beyond the Religious Studies Concentration, while incorporating the particular interests of each participating student. The Independent Major may not be pursued conjointly with any of the three minor fields of study listed below. The plan of study for each Independent Major must be submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences for final approval.
Religious Studies Minors
The need for increased understanding of religious influences in the modern world has perhaps never been more apparent than at the present time. Judaism, Islam and Christianity in particular - with their intertwined historical, theological, cultural and ethical components - are integrally connected to the most urgent global challenges of the contemporary world. The purpose of the minor in religious studies is to provide students with a coherent and nuanced framework for achieving greater insights into the scope and complexity of these issues.
Geography Course Offerings
Courses offered under the geography rubric are available only to students fulfilling requirements for the elementary education teaching minor in social studies. Students in other programs may register for these courses under the home department rubric as indicated below.
Schedule of classes
Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes: sail.oakland.edu.