The minor is designed to provide students from other majors a basic foundation in accounting. Upon successful completion of the minor, students will have coursework that can be applied towards the requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in California and most other states. Students wishing to pursue such licensure are encouraged to pursue a Master of Science in Accounting (specializing in either financial accounting or taxation) upon completion of their undergraduate education.
Students applying to the minor must be at sophomore level standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Acceptance into the Accounting minor is not guaranteed and capacity is limited. The Accounting Area will select only the most qualified applicants with an interest in pursuing licensure. Not open to Business and Economics majors.
This minor is designed to give students from other majors a general competency in economics. Students are encouraged to meet with the advisor of the Economics Minor to develop a course of study that complements their major curriculum. For more information, contact the Economics Area office.
The goal of the Entrepreneurship minor is to empower students to create economic and social value in any discipline. Students in the Entrepreneurship minor will acquire the tools, develop the skills, and cultivate the mindset of an entrepreneur. This minor comprises a carefully-chosen set of courses from across campus leading to a balanced and interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship. While the Entrepreneurship minor is open to students from all colleges, it is not open to Business Administration or Economics majors, since those majors are able to choose an Entrepreneurship concentration. There is an application process and students must be in good standing in their major.
Industrial Technology Minor
The minor in Industrial Technology offers a choice of courses in Technology, Design, Operations, Quality, and Supply Chain. These courses provide supplemental knowledge and skills for nontechnical majors who wish a position related to operations in a company.
Integrated Marketing Communications Minor
The Integrated Marketing Communications Minor provides students with the skills needed to acquire and leverage customer insights, to create and deploy visual, graphic, and written content across traditional and digital media channels, and to analyze the impact. Students use industry standard tools and work collaboratively with peers from complementary disciplines to develop integrated marketing campaigns for companies.
Graduates are in demand for positions in social media, integrated media, content marketing, digital marketing, brand storytelling, visual storytelling, and analytics and optimization. The opportunities and job titles are many and growing.
The purpose of this interdisciplinary minor is to complement the non-Industrial Technology and Packaging majors with a planned curriculum in packaging. The program is designed to capitalize on theories and skills learned in other disciplines thereby uniquely preparing students for success as packaging professionals in positions ranging from highly technical research and development through purchasing, production, sales and management.
Students gain the skills needed for the design of package forms and graphics, the specifications of materials and machinery to be used, the evaluation of package systems, as well as the planning and coordinating of packaging requirements. These specialized skills result from an integration of knowledge gained through the packaging curriculum with that of the major discipline. A significant understanding of packaging issues and their impact on the industry is also gained.