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Academic Minors

Academic Minors

At Penn State Schuylkill you can complete seven academic minors.

Biology: In conjunction with the student's major, the minor prepares students for entry to graduate school or professional school programs, as well as for technical or research careers with governmental agencies or industry. This minor is designed for students in non-life science majors, who desire to obtain an in-depth and well-rounded knowledge of biology, the science of life and living organisms.

Business: The business minorĀ provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply skills appropriate to the business contexts of their chosen majors.

Civic and Community Engagement: Through course work, research, and community field work, the minor cultivates student understanding of the connections between knowledge, scholarship, and the obligation to participate in and contribute to public issues in democratic society.

Criminal Justice: The Criminal Justice minor provides an overview of the criminal justice system and a thorough grounding in criminological theory. Students receive an in-depth look at the three main system components: policing, courts, and corrections, as well as the opportunity to delve into two or more specialized topics relating to criminal justice.

Psychology: The psychology minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of topics and domains within psychology, knowledge and skills related to research methods in psychology, and deeper knowledge of research, theory, and application in one or two specific content domains.

Sociology: The sociology minor allows students to explore the wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions studied by sociologists.

Theatre: The theatre minor is designed to be an enhancement to a major area of study and/or personal enrichment. The minor should be particularly attractive to students in the humanities (English), communication (film, journalism), and the arts (music, architecture).