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Online Minors

Did you know that you can complete a minor over the course of one Summer?
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Advertising

The online advertising minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the fast-paced and exciting field of advertising.

Advertising Minor Details

Agribusiness Management

The Agribusiness Management minor combines an understanding of food and agricultural production with business fundamentals such as management, marketing, sales and finance.

Agribusiness Management Minor Details

Child Development

The purpose of this minor is to better prepare individuals to work with children in a variety of settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.

Child Development Minor Details

Communication Studies

Communication skills are consistently among the most sought after skills in the workplace. No matter what your major is or where you are employed, communication will be an important aspect of your job.

Communication Studies Minor Details

Criminology

Criminology majors focus on the social roots and implications of criminal behavior and the operation of the criminal justice system.

Criminology Minor Details

Entertainment Media

The value of social media and other new media technologies is evident, and it is in the Reed College of Media’s best interest to provide adequate training to students who seek to use their skills to break into this aspect of the entertainment industry.

Entertainment Media Minor Details

Event Planning

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects event planner employment growth of 43.7% between 2010 and 2020 with the expectation that over 30,000 new jobs will be added during that timeframe. This puts the Event Planning industry on a much faster pace of growth than the average industry.

Event Planning Minor Details

Family and Youth

The purpose of this minor is to better prepare individuals to work with youth in a variety of settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of youth and families as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.

Family and Youth Minor Details

Forensic and Investigative Science

This minor will provide students with a broad-based understanding of the fundamentals of forensic science. This minor also recognizes the growing national interest in forensic science by introducing students to the technical and legal aspects of the field.

Forensic and Investigative Science Minor Details

General Business

The General Business minor is for students who may desire an “individualized” (i.e. less prescriptive) business minor. For instance, a student interested in working for a market research firm may want to combine courses from both management information systems (MIS) and marketing.

General Business Minor Details

Health Promotion

The online health promotion minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the growing field of health promotion and disease prevention.

Health Promotion Minor Details

History

The current cluster of courses for the online History minor is designed primarily to give students a basic knowledge of American and Appalachian Regional history, with the opportunity for more specialized study in upper division courses.

History Minor Details

Human Services

This program of study will focus on an overview of the human service profession, multiculturalism and diversity, communication skills, career preparation and introductory helping skills.

Human Services Minor Details

Infant and Toddler

This minor is offered through the Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS) program, one of four programs offered through the Technology, Learning and Culture Department in the College of Human Resources and Education. The purpose of this minor is to better prepare individuals to work with infants and toddlers in a variety of settings.

Infant and Toddler Minor Details

Marketing

If you’re planning to work for a company where you will promote a product or service, especially in our Hospitality and Tourism Management program, our Marketing minor is key. Get hands-on experience and learn the skills that are used in large firms and in-house agencies, to help you launch your career.

Marketing Minor Details

Music Industry

The Music Industry minor is designed to equip students with the fundamental, analytical, and creative knowledge/skills necessary for commercial practice in the music industry.

Music Industry Minor Details

Political Science

The purpose of this minor is to provide students with knowledge of Political Science. Minoring in Political Science can also provide a very useful complement to students majoring in related disciplines such as Philosophy, Economics, Women’s Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology/Anthropology.

Political Science Minor Details

Professional Writing and Editing

The cluster of courses in Professional Writing and Editing are designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of writing business and technical documents to prepare you for writing in the professional world.

Professional Writing and Editing Minor Details

Public Relations

The online Public Relations minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the dynamic field of public relations. Typical job areas include media relations, event planning, corporate communications, crises management, publicity and promotion, public affairs and government relations.

Public Relations Minor Details

Religious Studies

This minor explores the great world religions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Coursework permits students to study religion across cultures.

Religious Studies Minor Details

Sport Communication

The sport business industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the U.S., generating billions of dollars each year. The sport communication minor at WVU can prepare you for a career in this exciting field.

Sport Communication Minor Details

Sport and Exercise Psychology

The Sport and Exercise Psychology minor is designed to provide an overview of the principles, practices, and theories underlying the psychology and sociology of sport and related physical activity.

Sport and Exercise Psychology Minor Details

Strategic Social Media

A minor in Strategic Social Media will prepare students across a variety of majors who are interested in working in media communications positions in industries such as healthcare, government, professional sports and hospitality.

Strategic Social Media Minor Details

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