• Minors

    Looking for a way to complement the subject area of your CCU bachelor's degree? Consider one of the minors offered through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

    College of Adult and Graduate Studies Minors

    The minor programs offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies allow students enrolled in a CCU bachelor’s degree program to develop deeper competencies in a related subject area. Each minor consists of six courses and a total of 18 credit hours. All minors are available in an online format, and many are also available in a classroom setting.

    Accounting Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Accounting Minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies supplements a CCU’s bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Information Systems Management, and Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, Human Resources Management, and Project Management. Students studying outside of business but who are involved in or anticipate administrative professional careers should also consider the Accounting Minor as it provides both the scope of business operations and the financial dimensions to organizational performance. The Accounting Minor gives students a foundation of knowledge in corporate financial accounting, financial reporting, and how to use financial information in business. The curriculum emphasizes the development of values-based decision-making skills that make students a valuable asset in the workforce.

    Topics of study include: managerial cost accounting and generally accepted accounting principles, as well as options related to tax accounting, non-profits, financial statement analysis, accounting systems, auditing, and advance accounting.

    Biblical Studies Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Biblical Studies minor provides students with an overview of the Bible including major theological themes, basic doctrines, exploration of selected books of the Bible, and Christian Apologetics. The Biblical Studies minor is designed to allow students to supplement any major in CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies with additional Bible knowledge and understanding beyond the Biblical Studies General Education requirements.

    Topics of study include: tools for studying and teaching the Bible, Christian apologetics and doctrine, theology, the Old Testament, and the New Testament.

    Business Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Business Management Minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies is a practical supplement to CCU’s bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Information Systems Management, and Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, Human Resources Management, and Project Management. The program provides students with a foundation in financial analysis, market strategies, and information evaluation. The coursework integrates key business functions with an emphasis on ethical leadership.

    Topics of study include: accounting principles, business principles, business finance, probability and statistics, as well as options related to economics and marketing.

    The Business Management Minor meets the prerequisite requirements for CCU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

    Christian Leadership Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Christian Leadership Minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies is designed to supplement all of CCU’s bachelor degrees, giving students an opportunity to consider how faith integrates with their career. Specifically the Christian Leadership Minor focuses on preparing students in the areas of cultural transformation, organizational growth, and spiritual leadership. Literary biblical knowledge supplements relevant Christian work practices.

    Topics of study include: spiritual foundation of leadership, history of Christian spirituality, history of ecclesiology/polity, organizational health and growth, as well as a Bible/theology elective.

    Communication Studies Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Communication Studies minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies is designed to supplement all of CCU’s bachelor degrees by providing students with a foundation in the principles and applications of effective communication. Students may earn a minor in Communication Studies by completing 18 credit hours and any required prerequisites provided none of the courses is required in the student's major.

    Topics of study include: an analysis of interpersonal relationships from a biblical perspective, the interaction and influence of mass communication and the emergence of new technologies, the development of advanced speaking skills, effective strategies for cross-cultural communications, and the legal aspects of communication.

    Human Resources Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Human Resources Minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies is a practical supplement to CCU’s bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems Management, and Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, and Project Management. The program provides a foundation in best practices for human resources management policy and gives students a broad understanding of key human resources competencies. The curriculum emphasizes strategic administration, organizational productivity, and effective business communications.

    Topics of study include: interpersonal relations, business law, organization theory and practice, human resources administration, and employment law.

    Information Systems Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Information Systems Management Minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies adds practical computer expertise to CCU’s bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, Human Resources Management, and Project Management. The program emphasizes programming methods, Web tools, database management and networking structures. Integrated information systems technology is enhanced with management principles. The Information Systems Management Minor helps students develop technical expertise that gives them an advantage in the job market.

    Topics of study include: management of information systems, information technology infrastructure, enterprise architecture and knowledge management, systems analysis and design, Internet development and e-commerce, as well as data and information management.

    Operations Management Minor for Information Systems Management Majors only (18 credit hours)

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    The Operations Management Minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies is designed exclusively to supplement CCU’s bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management. The program equips students in Information Systems Management with a foundation of knowledge on all aspects of running a business in order to facilitate communication, cooperation, and ultimately performance in the corporate environment. Students will develop skills that give them additional insight and understanding into the operations side of business.

    Topics of study include: accounting principles, business finance, marketing, and economics, as well as options related to business law, international business, and production/operations. The Operations Management Minor meets the prerequisite requirements for CCU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

    Psychology Minor (18 credit hours)

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    The Psychology Minor offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies enhances CCU’s bachelor degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Systems Management, and Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, Human Resources Management, and Project Management. The program provides students with a foundation in psychological thought and behavior, and allows them to explore the spiritual and biological aspects of human behavior. Students examine individual differences in thought and behavior, the processes of human development, and social interaction.

    Topics of study include: social psychology, life-span development, theories of personality, abnormal psychology, and additional options in upper-division psychology.

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