Adult and Professional Education (APEX)

Minors Available in the Accelerated Degree Completion Program

Business Minor (available online)

Develop applied and theoretical business skills widely sought after in the workplace. Xavier’s acclaimed business school is recognized as a leading program regionally, offering expertise and connections to help you advance your career. Gain exposure to business disciplines including management, marketing, finance, and business analytics and information systems.

21 total credit hours are required, as follows:

  • ACCT 200 – Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ECON 200 – Microeconomic Principles
  • FINC 300 – Business Finance
  • MGMT 200 – Organizational Management - for ORGL majors, this class fulfilled through the major requirements
  • MKTG 300 – Principles of Marketing
  • BAIS 220 – Management of Info Tech
  • Business Elective - 3 credit hours - for ORGL majors, this class fulfilled through the major requirements
  • For the BLA, one business elective required, courses available in accelerated online, evening, weekend format include:
    • MGMT 309 – Change Management
    • MGMT 314 - Leadership
    • MGMT 312 – Negotiation and Conflict Management
    • BAIS 359 – Hardware, Software, and Security
    • BAIS 420 – Information in Global Context
    • BAIS 358 – Data Modeling and Management

Note(s):

A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these courses.

Communication Studies Minor (available  online)

Build organizational and interpersonal communication skills critical for leadership positions. Enhance your presentation skills, learn about media and other communication systems, and develop strategies for influencing individual and organizational decisions.

18 total credit hours are required, as follows:

  • COMM 101 - Oral Communication
  • COMM 209 - Group Dynamics
  • COMM 260 - Organizational Communication
  • COMM 123 - Intro To Comm and Media
  • COMM 207 - Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 264 – Persuasion

 Note(s):

A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these courses.

 

Cybersecurity Systems Minor

Develop broad knowledge to lead cybersecurity solutions. Learn specific areas needed for cybersecurity management positions – including intrusion and monitoring, defensive design of systems, and legal and policy issues. Xavier’s program prepares students with the technical knowledge needed to succeed as a cybersecurity professional, coupled with an emphasis on ethics and communication skills needed for leadership roles in this high-demand industry.

21 total credit hours are required, as follows:

  • BAIS 359 - Hardware, Software, and Security
  • BAIS 459 - Introduction to Cyber Security
  • BAIS 357 - Telecommunications and Networking
  • CSCI 150 - Scripting for System Administration
  • CSCI 230 - Socially Responsible Data Usage
  • CSCI 234 - Intrusion Detection, Prevention, and Reporting
  • CSCI 237 - Cybersecurity Planning and Management

Note(s):

A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these courses.

Information Systems (BAIS) Minor (available online)

Learn how to apply information technology (IT) to address a variety of organizational and managerial needs. Information systems professionals, whose current median pay rate is over $86,000, understand how computerized business methods, procedures and techniques can enable organizations to streamline operations and compete more successfully in the marketplace. Develop communication skills and analytics abilities, along with technical expertise, to make you more competitive in one of the world's largest and fastest-growing fields.

15 total credit hours are required, as follows:

  • BAIS 220 – Management of Info Tech
  • BAIS 358 – Data Modeling and Management
  • BAIS 359 – Hardware, Software and Security
  • BAIS 420 – Information in Global Context
  • BAIS 459 – Introduction to Cyber Security

Note(s):

A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these courses.

Psychology Minor 

Enhance your leadership potential by strengthening your understanding of human behavior. Learn about the biological, cognitive, and social bases of behavior, studying topics such as learning and memory, motivation, personality theory, and organizational and systems theory.

21 total credit hours are required, as follows:

  • PSYC 101 – General Psychology
  • PSYC 261 – Social Psychology
  • PSYC 231 – Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 277 – Abnormal Psychology
  • MATH 156 or STAT 210 – STATS
  • PSYC 220  – Psychology Research
  • PSYC 368 – Health Psychology or PSYC 321 – Industrial Organizational Psychology

Note(s):

A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these courses.

Health Services Administration Minor (Beginning Summer 2021)

Build skills to start or advance a career in the rapidly growing field of health care administration. The minor prepares you to work in organizations such as hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, long term or acute care facilities, and government agencies. Courses from Xavier’s nationally-ranked Health Services Administration department focus on the American healthcare system, healthcare management and marketing, health informatics or data management, as well as agencies serving the aged.

15 total credit hours are required, as follows:

  • HESA 101 - Intro to American Healthcare 
  • HESA 110 - Medical Terminology

Choose 3 courses from the following: 

  • HESA 120 - Healthcare Management
  • HESA 210 - Healthcare Marketing and Strategic Management
  • HESA 341 - Health Informatics
  • HESA 361 - Health Data Management
  • HESA 455 - Administrative of Agencies Serving the Aged