Sometimes it’s hard to decide on a major. You’re interested in more than one field, but double majoring isn’t for you.

Declaring a minor gives you more opportunity to broaden your horizons—and it’s something you can add to your résumé after you graduate.

Take a look at the minors list below to see your options. Sometimes, several classes needed for a minor will already be part of your major requirements. In cases like that, you could only need another 9 credits (usually 3 more classes) to complete a minor.

Students should consult course prerequisites to determine how to fit minor requirements into the course sequence of their chosen major. There must be 9 distinct credits between the major and the minor.

Biblical Languages

Digital Media

Technology Requirements: Students enrolled in 300- or 400-level art courses are required to own a personal laptop for use in class. An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is also required. Laptop specifications must meet minimum Adobe Creative Cloud system requirements.
Digital Typography
Photography I
Digital Graphics
Introduction to the Mass Media
Principles of Digital Multimedia Technology
Digital Multimedia Production
Media Studio Production
Introduction to Web Design

Music—Instrumental Emphasis

Minor Requirements: Music minors must demonstrate appropriate ability in one area of applied music and will take instruction in this area for 6 semesters. Second-semester sophomores must successfully complete a sophomore music platform in their emphasis area to be approved for a minor in music.
Music Repertoire: Students with a minor in music must enroll in Music Repertoire each semester they enroll in private lessons after passing sophomore music platform.
Ensemble Participation: Music minors must participate in a performing ensemble 4 to 6 hours, including their last 4 semesters. Performing ensembles that meet requirements for instrumental emphasis are as follows: Orchestra.
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Choral Methods
Instrumental Materials and Methods
Private Instrument
Orchestra

Music—Keyboard Emphasis

Minor Requirements: Music minors must demonstrate appropriate ability in one area of applied music and will take instruction in this area for 6 semesters. Second-semester sophomores must successfully complete a sophomore music platform in their emphasis area to be approved for a minor in music.
Music Repertoire: Students with a minor in music must enroll in Music Repertoire each semester they enroll in private lessons after passing sophomore music platform.
Ensemble Participation: Music minors must participate in a performing ensemble 4 to 6 hours, including their last 4 semesters. Performing ensembles that meet requirements for keyboard emphasis are as follows: Accompaniment Practicum, Chamber Ensemble, Handbell Choir, Orchestra, Proclaim Ministry Team (Music), Symphonic Band, Symphonic Choir.
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Choral Methods
Piano Materials and Methods
Hymnplaying
Private Piano
Ensemble

Music—Vocal Emphasis

Minor Requirements: Music minors must demonstrate appropriate ability in one area of applied music and will take instruction in this area for 6 semesters. Second-semester sophomores must successfully complete a sophomore music platform in their emphasis area to be approved for a minor in music.
Music Repertoire: Students with a minor in music must enroll in Music Repertoire each semester they enroll in private lessons after passing sophomore music platform.
Ensemble Participation: Music minors must participate in a performing ensemble 4 to 6 hours, including their last 4 semesters. Performing ensembles that meet requirements for vocal emphasis are as follows: Chamber Ensemble, Symphonic Choir.
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Choral Methods
Communication in Song
Voice Materials and Methods
Vocal Instruction
Private Voice
Ensemble

Performance Studies

Minor Requirements: Second-semester sophomores must successfully complete a speech platform to continue as a performance studies minor. Students must enroll in Speech Repertoire each semester they enroll in performance studio.
Fundamentals of Speech
Voice and Diction
Oral Interpretation of Poetry
Oral Interpretation of Dramatic and Narrative Literature
Stagecraft
Stage Movement
Fundamentals of Acting
Performance Studio SP 341
Performance Studio SP 342

Physical Education

Fitness Test: Students in this minor must pass the Physical Fitness Test or take PE 283/273 Physical Fitness (minimum grade of “C-” required).
Extracurricular Activity Requirement: Students in the minor must participate in several semesters of intercollegiate or intramural sports or an approved alternative.
Soccer/Volleyball
Basketball/Softball
Sport Physiology
Introduction to Coaching
History, Principles, and Philosophy of Physical Education
First Aid
Organization and Administration of Physical Education
Kinesiology
Care of Athletic Injuries
Developing Fitness Programs
Coaching Electives