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Professional Minors

Each of the five professional minors consists of four courses tied to a specific industry or profession. Professional minors are intended to give students additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. Professional minors can be paired with many different majors but were particularly designed for students in majors that don’t have a pre-determined career path. In addition, the Office of Career Services coordinates panels, internships, and site visits with strategic partners in each professional minor sector to help students further explore career options.

Please see your success coach or academic advisor to discuss options, declare your minor, and incorporate the necessary classes into your academic plan in Student Planning.

Professional Minors in Practice

Lead and manage a scientific team or your own professional practice.

Students majoring in the Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences (Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science) can prepare to direct projects and teams with a professional minor in Applied Management, opening doors to leadership careers in the scientific industry, clinical management, or business. 

Launch, run, and build your own creative business.

Students majoring in the visual and performing arts (Fashion, Film, Graphic Design, and Theatre) can prepare to launch their own innovative enterprise with a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Embark on a career in Human Resources.

Students majoring in Psychology can prepare for employment in the human resources field with a professional minor in Human Resources, opening doors to careers in human resources management; employee recruitment, training, and development; employee compensation and benefits; or labor relations. 

Use your legal skills to appeal to real estate employers.

Students majoring in Legal Studies can prepare for careers in residential and commercial real estate by earning a professional minor in Real Estate. Exciting opportunities in this field include real estate paralegal or attorney, sales broker or agent, title examiner, inspector, appraiser, property or leasing manager, real estate or community developer, foreclosure specialist, escrow officer, and mortgage loan specialist. Real estate professionals can work for such employers as law firms, real estate agencies, title companies, financial institutions, property management companies, real estate development firms, insurance companies, and government agencies.

Make them love you more.

Tech companies love English majors: make them love you even more. Put your words and ideas to work with a professional minor in Software Design & Coding, opening doors to emerging careers in Gaming, Virtual Reality, Digital Publishing, and Creative Entrepreneurship.

Program Descriptions & Courses

Applied Management

The professional minor in Applied Management provides a foundation in business management through the study of management fundamentals, employee relations, and organization leadership

  • Employment Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Human Resource Management

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

The professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development prepares students to understand the skills and commitment required to start a new venture or build a small business; to organize and write a complete successful business plan that can be used to start a new business and apply for venture capital; and to set appropriate marketing objectives for small business growth.

  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Business Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Human Resources

The professional minor in Human Resources provides a foundation for careers in the human resources industry through the study of workforce development, compensation and planning, and employee relations

  • Human Resource Management
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Training and Development
  • International Human Resources

Real Estate

The professional minor in Real Estate provides instruction in the basics of the real estate industry and offers core skills for entry-level work in the fields of commercial real estate and development.

  • Principles of Real Estate
  • Property and Asset Management
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate Market Analysis, Valuation and Finance 

Software Design and Coding

The professional minor in Software Design & Coding provides a foundation in information systems to prepare students to perform industry-specific IT tasks in the workplace through the study of programming and technology infrastructures.

  • MS Office Applications
  • Management Information Systems
  • Programming Concepts
  • C# Object Oriented Programming