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Mathematics and Sciences Minors

Want the knowledge and skills in an area, but don't want it to be your major? Then select a minor! Minoring in one or more areas can complement your current degree program.

The School of Mathematics and Sciences offers six minors for you to choose from:



Biology Minor

Total Credit Hours - 16

General Education Courses Requirement

Minor Courses (select four)

Mathematics Minor

A minor in mathematics can greatly improve your employability, since it shows that you have done significant work in a field other than your major. As a biology major, you would only need two more courses beyond your required major courses to satisfy the requirements of a mathematics minor.

What Can You Do With a Minor in Mathematics?

A minor in mathematics combined with a biology major can give a student the ability to do mathematical modeling in biology. These mathematical models can be useful in ecological studies, cancer control, medical statistics, etc. In fact, it was just recently revealed that mathematical models for stents can greatly improve their design and utility.

A minor in mathematics combined with a business degree could help you understand complex financial models that might help improve the economy.

What Credits are Required?

Total Credit Hours
- 17-18

General Education Courses Requirement:

Minor Required Courses:

Minor Electives (select two):

Political Science/Pre-Law Minor

Political, social and economic processes are keys to understanding the human experience in a global community. The Political Science minor will assist students to explore issues emerging from the aforementioned structures and processes within both domestic and global contexts. The general objectives for reaching these goals will cover global understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, critical thinking and problem solving skills, research and analytical skills and effective written and oral communication skills.

Total Credit Hours - 16

General Education Course Requirements:

Minor Required Courses:

Psychology Minor

The psychology minor allows you to delve deeper into the world of psychology. Although not the full-blown curriculum, the minor provides you with the critical courses in psychology that are methodologically-oriented and elective options that give you a specialized perspective of the subject.

What Can You Do With a Minor in Psychology?

Minoring in psychology gives you the opportunity to supplement your major, and therefore, making you more employable after graduation and increasing your options for graduate school.

As a biology major, minoring in psychology would aide you when working with autistic children—understanding the biological and psychological reasons for their behavior.

If you are a sociology major, you could benefit from a minor in psychology if you plan to be a social worker; you could better understand your client's social issues as related to their thoughts and actions.

Law and psychology can often be interrelated when studying the legal side of a psychological issue. Although Reinhardt doesn't offer a pre-law degree, a minor in psychology could help you in your future law career because of the background you will have in ethical standards and how it applies to psychology.

What Credits are Required?

Total Credit Hours - 19

General Education Course Requirement:

Minor Required Courses - 10 hours

Minor Electives (select three) - 9 hours

Sociology Minor

Total Credit Hours - 16

General Education Course Requirement

Minor Required Courses - 10 hours

Social Science Research Minor

Total Credit Hours - 18 hours

Minor Required Courses - 10 hours