Adult and Professional Education

Minors Available in the Accelerated Degree Completion Program

Business Minor (available online)

This minor is available to all undergraduate non-business majors as it provides students with an introduction to business. Students gain exposure to a variety of business disciplines and topics.

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
  • MKTG 300 – Principles of Marketing
  • BAIS 220 – Management of Info Tech
  • Business Elective 
    • Fulfilled through Organizational Leadership major
    • For the BLA, electives available in Accelerated weekend, evening, online 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)

The communication studies minor focuses on communication processes within public and private organizations.

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

Xavier’s Cybersecurity Systems minor is an interdisciplinary effort of the Departments of Computer Science and Business Analytics and Information Systems. The program provides the fundamentals of cybersecurity for the non-technical track of a National Security Agency / Department of Homeland Security for Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The minor focuses on intrusion and monitoring, defensive design of systems, and legal and policy issues. Students will also be able to communicate cybersecurity information, including legal issues and prioritized recommendations.

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)

The minor provides students with a working knowledge of computer technologies to support the management and use of management information systems, with a focus on the use of technology to support the decision-making process.

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 

The minor in psychology is based on the American Psychological Association standards that recommend students in psychology have competence in four areas: Biological bases of behavior (e.g., physiological, comparative psychology), Cognitive/Affective basis of behavior (e.g., learning, memory, perception, cognition, thinking, motivation, emotion), Social basis of behavior (e.g., social psychology, sex roles, organizational and systems theory), and Individual Behavior (e.g., personality theory, developmental, abnormal).

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.