College of Adult and Graduate Studies Minors

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Enhance your CCU Bachelor's Degree with a Minor

Develop deeper competencies in a subject area that complements your CCU's bachelor's degree.

Looking for a way to complement the subject area of your CCU bachelor's degree? Consider one of the minors offered 100% online through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies. The majority of minors provide 18 credit hours through six three-hour courses. Exceptions are noted below.

Accountancy Minor (18 credit hours)

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Offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies, the Accountancy Minor supplements our bachelor degree programs in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, and Organizational Management in Christian Leadership and Project Management. If you're looking for accounting training offered 100% online, this minor could be right for you.

Students who study outside of business, but who anticipate an administrative or accounting career, should consider this minor as it explores both business operations and the financial dimensions of 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.

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

Advanced Mathematics Minor (30 credit hours)

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The minor in Advanced Mathematics is designed to provide students with an extensive grounding in algebra, calculus, linear functions, and probability theory that have application to the quantitative sciences.

The 100% online math minor is ideal for students who plan to earn a mathematics certification to teach the subject in a secondary school or pursue graduate work in fields such as computer science, economics, or another field in which heavy use of math or statistical analysis is required.

American History (18 credit hours)

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The American History minor provides students with foundational and fundamental understanding of events and issues that have formed and shaped the United States. In this program, students will evaluate the principles that served as the framework for American government, analyze various contributing factors in western expansion, explain the role of national defense in the country's history and contrast socialism and free market capitalism to determine America's best options for the future. The American History minor integrates key principles such as federalism, the balance of powers, biblical faith, national defense, expansion, and the handling of the country's most pressing issues and problems.

Applied Apologetics: Cultural Engagement Minor (18 credit hours)

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CCU's minor in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Cultural Engagement focuses on engagement with current culture and tensions it has with orthodox Christianity. The minor provides baseline training in apologetic defense of the Christian faith. Basic understanding of Christian apologetics and non-Christian worldviews is augmented with specialized understanding from student-selected topics. The minor is offered 100% online through the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.

Applied Apologetics: Global Apologetics Minor (18 credit hours)

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The minor in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Global Apologetics focuses on non-Christian and pseudo-Christian belief systems, paying close attention to where those systems diverge from biblical, orthodox Christianity. The minor provides baseline training in apologetic defense of the Christian faith. It is offered 100% online through the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.

Applied Apologetics: Innovative Evangelism Minor (18 credit hours)

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The minor in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Innovative Evangelism is designed to enhance students' evangelistic passion, and then to harness it into developing strategic and creative approaches that will reach increasing numbers of non-believers who desperately need the truth of the gospel. The minor is offered 100% online through the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.

Applied Apologetics: Practical Apologetics Minor (18 credit hours)

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CCU's Applied Apologetics minor with an emphasis in Practical Apologetics focuses on how science, history, philosophy, archaeology, religious experience, and evidence related to the life and work of Jesus Christ can all be used to argue for the truth of Christianity. The minor will equip students with the skills necessary for an apologetic defense of the Christian faith. It is offered 100% online through the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University.

Applied Economics Minor (21 credit hours)

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The minor in Applied Economics gives students a foundational understanding of economics. Students are first grounded in business, accounting, and finance fundamentals for context, and then explore macroeconomics, microeconomics, and history of economic thought, before taking a deeper dive into the economic issues that are relevant to the healthcare field.

For students who are interested in further study in economics, the 100% online minor provides many of the foundational and introductory courses that apply to the bachelor's degree in economics.

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 Bible courses, offered 100% online, are designed to supplement College of Adult and Graduate Studies students with biblical knowledge and understanding beyond the Biblical Studies general education requirements.

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

Business Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Business Management Minor offered 100% online 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 Resource Management, and Project Management. This business management program provides students with a foundation in financial analysis, market strategies, and information evaluation.

Topics of study include: accounting principles, business principles, business finance, probability and statistics, as well as options related to economics and marketing. In addition, our business management classes emphasize key business functions and ethical leadership.

The Business Management Minor meets prerequisite requirements for CCU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, which can prepare you for a variety of business management careers.

Christian Leadership Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Christian Leadership Minor offered 100% online 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 positions of leadership. The minor prepares students for ethical stewardship of organizational operations and growth and integrates a Christian perspective throughout.

Topics of study include: spiritual foundations of leadership, business ethics, organizational health and growth, fiscal management, and human resource administration.

Communication Studies Minor (18 credit hours)

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The communication courses offered 100% online through CCU's Communication Studies minor are designed to supplement bachelor degree programs 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 are 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.

Computer Information Technology Minor (27 credit hours)

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The Computer Information Technology Minor provides students with an introductory set of computer skills relevant to today's IT field. CIT minors will find themselves prepared for introductory positions in a variety of potential areas, such as computer programming and coding, technical support and application, web design, as well as other emerging technical fields. All courses are taught 100% online and from a Christ-centered perspective, enabling students to demonstrate excellence in the workplace and in their lives beyond the classroom.

Topics of study include: beginner computer programming, database development and administration, software and application design, systems analysis and design, and internet development.

Computer Science (18 credit hours)

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Students seeking to study a minor in Computer Science will focus on developing the mathematical foundational requirements leading toward the working on the core requirements for computer science. Intermediate coursework includes concepts of discrete principles in mathematics and computer science, foundations of data structure design, and building upon programming concepts using more advanced and object-oriented programming concepts leading to better design principles.

Cyber Security (24 credit hours)

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The minor in Cyber Security provides graduating students similar job opportunities found in the computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information systems management, network security, basic computer system security, or information system security entry-level fields. Students will design, develop, operate and analyze software and security related features or subsystems.

As these programs are more technical in nature they require higher-level computational thinking so mathematics play an important role in the foundational requirements in the curriculum and in entry-level positions in cyber security. These skills are typically foundational steps for those seeking a bachelor-level degree for deeper immersion into the cyber security field.

Data Analytics (18 credit hours)

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Students seeking to study a minor in Data Analytics will focus on strengthening the mathematical foundational requirements leading toward the working on the core requirements for data analytics. Intermediate coursework includes concepts of probability, statistical and linear mathematics, foundations of data engineering and data mining principles will be introduced along with building upon programming concepts by using more advanced programming features pertaining to data analysis skills used in data analytics.

Human Resource Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Human Resource Management minor offered 100% online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies is a practical supplement to our bachelor's degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, and Information Systems Management. The human resources training courses provide a foundation in HR management concepts and give students a broad understanding of key human resource competencies. The curriculum emphasizes organizational productivity, employment law, motivational theory, and effective business communications.

Topics of study include: introduction to business, organizational behavior, business law, compensation and benefits, and human resource administration.

Information Systems Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Information Systems Management minor offered 100% online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies adds practical computer expertise to bachelor's degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and Human Resource Management, as well as Organizational Management in Christian Leadership and Project Management. CCU's computer information systems courses emphasize programming methods, Web tools, database management and networking structures. Integrated information systems technology is enhanced with management principles.

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. This minor also helps students develop technical expertise that gives them an advantage when pursuing an information systems career.

Legal Studies Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Legal Studies minor is composed of an array of business law courses from select industry areas and is presented through the lens of a biblical worldview. The intent is to provide a basic background in the business legal environment as practiced in the United States.

CCU Online's Legal Studies minor provides a basic foundation for students who may be interested in the further study of law (pre-law) as well as preparation for leadership roles and careers in business and industry, including government and nonprofits. All courses are taught 100% online.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Logistics and Supply Chain Management minor offered 100% online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies provides students with a basic understanding of supply chain management and logistics. Supply chain management is the study of the processes of physical distribution and supply in domestic and international settings, including purchasing and inbound logistics, handling, warehousing, inventory and financial controls, transportation, and reverse logistics.

Students may earn a minor in the field by completing 18 credit hours and any required prerequisites, provided none of the courses are required in the student's major. Topics of study include purchasing, inbound logistics, transportation management, and management of information systems.

Marketing and Sales Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Marketing and Sales minor offered 100% online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies is designed to supplement our bachelor's degrees in Business Administration, Organizational Management in Christian Leadership, and Project Management. Students are equipped with a broad understanding of how marketing and sales influence business, consumers, and the decision-making process. The curriculum also addresses the impact of technology and globalization on the field of marketing.

Topics of study include: introduction to business, marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution), consumer behavior, personal selling, advertising and promotion, and sales strategies.

Nonprofit Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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There is an increasing need for qualified nonprofit managers to apply business and managerial acumen to the business and financial affairs of charitable and humanitarian organizations. A nonprofit professional may be in charge of managing an array of duties, including resource development, governance, management of volunteers, and social entrepreneurship.

A minor in nonprofit management, when combined with a degree in another discipline, will provide you with a base of knowledge to help bring increased effectiveness and sustainability to nonprofit organizations. You may earn a minor in Nonprofit Management by completing the required 18 credit hours and any required prerequisites, provided none of the courses are required in your major. All courses are offered 100% online.

Topics include: financial management, governance, marketing, and program development for nonprofits.

Operations Management Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Operations Management minor offered 100% online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies equips Information Systems Management (ISM) and Computer Information Technology (CIT) majors with business basics . Our operations management courses will teach you how to facilitate communication, cooperation, and ultimately manage a successful business or corporation. 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. An additional introduction to statistics course is also required.

Psychology Minor (18 credit hours)

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The Psychology Minor offered 100% online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies enhances CCU's bachelor degree programs in Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, and Organizational Management in Christian Leadership and Project Management. Psychology classes provide students with a foundation in psychological thought and behavior, and allow 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 in the psychology program include: social psychology, life-span development, theories of personality, abnormal psychology, and additional options in upper-division psychology.

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