Academic Programs

Academic Minor and Certificate Programs


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Minor: With the number of mental health issues in children and adolescents increasing every year, there is a need for a comprehensive, practical course of study that guides professionals through the complexities of child and adolescent mental health and addresses the burgeoning problem of unresolved mental health concerns among children and youth.
Community Visual Art Education Minor: The Community Arts Education Minor is designed for undergraduates to enhance their qualifications as they seek employment in recreation centers, community arts centers, museums, after school, adult or early child care settings, continuing education, therapeutic or remedial settings, or a very wide range of other community-based sites in which participants may experience and learn about the arts. The selection of courses in the minor will introduce theory, issues, and pedagogical strategies related to arts education for children, youth, and adult learners. In addition, the courses provide numerous opportunities to learn in context through field and practical experiences.  

Counseling Minor: This minor is designed for students interested in exploring the counseling role across many disciplines and focusing on interpersonal communication, advanced listening skills, empathetic understanding of alternate perspectives, and providing assistance in personal and social change. This program is open to all undergraduate students. 

Education Policy Minor: The O'Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs, in coordination with the School of Education, offers an undergraduate minor in policy that explores management and organizational behavior, budgeting, program evaluation, and policy analysis. 

Educational Studies Minor: This minor is designed for students who are exploring education as a potential major field of study, student development, or learning theory but do not want a teaching license. The program requires course work in the foundations, educational psychology, and electives in the education field of interest. This program is not available to Education majors. 

Higher Education and Student Affairs Minor: This certificate is designed for students who are interested in exploring the role of student affairs in higher education. The program has an emphasis on the essential knowledge, intellectual competencies and practical skills necessary to work within a higher education setting.

International and Comparative Education Minor: This minor is designed for undergraduates who want to explore and compare how education works around the globe, both inside and outside schools. This minor will introduce students to an interdisciplinary field that blends the best of the liberal arts and professional practice. 

Information concerning program and course requirements can be obtained by visiting the Undergraduate Portal Program Sheets webpage.

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