Study Data Analytics at Carlow

You can prepare for a high demand field and cultivate real-world data analysis skills with a minor in data analytics from Carlow University.

Curriculum for Data Analytics minor

The Data Analytics minor is open to any major. A minimum of 16 credits is required, at least 3 of which must be an elective.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Basic Applied Statistics
  • Applied Calculus or Calculus I
  • Introduction to Programming in R,  Introduction to Programming in Python or Computer Applications for Science and Mathematics

Minor in Behavioral Health

In the Behavioral Health minor program, you will learn about the social work profession as you study the connection between behaviors and mental and physical well-being. You will learn how to develop cultural competence in working with diverse populations, explore the individual and community context of behavioral health, and learn about case management.

The minor is open to all majors. It particularly benefits students who pursue careers in social and behavioral sciences, political science, psychology, anthropology and sociology.

A Behavioral Health minor enriches all career choices. With this minor, you will be prepared to work in behavioral health organizations and in settings where behavioral health impacts clients and communities, such as in health care, education, criminal justice and advocacy.

Behavioral Health Minor curriculum

The minor required 18 credits. Two elective courses focus on topics such as practice with groups and families, crisis intervention and substance abuse. The forensic context will further prepare you to work in these areas.

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Cultural Awareness for Human Service Personnel
  • Social Work with Individuals

Understanding humanity: History minor

You can supplement your interest in learning about the past with a History minor. You will uncover the value of history through research of recorded events, analysis of patterns and critical thinking in order to present the past, better understand contemporary problems and predict future challenges.
A minor in History is a perfect addition to comprehensive Liberal Studies and English majors.

History minor curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

You will choose from the following courses:

  • World Culture
  • History of the United States to 1865
  • History of the United States since 1865
  • Introduction to United States Labor History
  • Western Culture
  • Irish-American History
  • Boy Cultures
  • African-American History
  • American Constitutional History
  • Visions of the Future: Utopia/Dystopia/Science Fiction
  • Multiculturalism in U.S. History
  • Popular Culture
  • Girl Cultures

Dig into life’s important questions with a Philosophy minor

Studying for a philosophy minor, you will examine and ask the largest and most important of human questions concerning life and the nature of the universe. You will immerse yourself in a critical study of past and present systems of philosophic thought and learn to investigate the truths and principles pertaining to the nature of existence, knowledge, values and conduct. 

With its emphasis on language skills, critical thinking and abstract reasoning, the Philosophy minor has numerous practical applications. It complements majors such as Psychology or Education, and students majoring in Liberal Studies will find the Philosophy minor a superb addition to their other minors.

Philosophy minor curriculum

The minor requires 15 credits, including five courses in philosophy.

Minor in Political Science

You will delve into government relations, advocacy, journalism, intelligence, international relations and lobbying in the vast world of politics when you minor in Political Science.

You will expand and deepen your knowledge of American government, comparative politics, social theory and other aspects of the discipline. You will benefit from increased engagement with and understanding of emerging real-world issues that affect society’s greatest challenges, including energy, globalization, health care, conflict resolution, science and technology policy, and public-private collaboration.

Political Science minor curriculum

This minor is designed for students interested in studying institutional and policy responses to domestic or international problems, or the political behavior of individuals and groups, and is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits and a capstone internship or project are required; 12 credits must be completed at Carlow.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to American Politics
  • History of Political Thought
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • 3 political science electives

Minor in Crisis & Trauma

Study the various forms of crisis and trauma situations and how to support those in distress through this interdisciplinary minor with Psychology and Social Work. With a minor in Crisis and Trauma, you will focus on crisis situations that may be personal, such as death or assault or community-wide events such as natural disasters or threats to public health.

You will learn about the types of trauma, including acute, chronic and complex trauma as well as vicious or secondary trauma. You will gain an understanding of the physical, psychological and emotional symptoms of traumatic experiences to become better informed and ultimately a more competent professional in your career field of choice.

Crisis & trauma curriculum

The minor in Crisis and Trauma is offered to students who are not majoring in Psychology or Social Work. The coursework introduces students to the field of psychological trauma, different forms of abuse and violence, trauma responses and symptoms, and available treatment options and resources.

Elective courses include Psychology courses focused on children and on women, family counseling, substance abuse counseling, parenting, and death and dying.

This minor requires 18 credits.

Notable courses include:

● The Impact of Trauma
● Crisis Intervention
● Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment
● Intimate Partner Violence

Study theology at Carlow

You can study the mystery of human existence and the interdependence of women and men as they relate to God through Carlow University’s scholarly Theology minor program.

Theology examines the human experiences that have given rise to questions of religion such as the meaning of life and death, the existence of a personal God, the search for human values, issues of peace and justice, contemporary spirituality, and ministry of the laity. The Theology curriculum provides the discipline necessary for this unique way of inquiry through courses in scriptural, historical, systematic and moral theology, and pastoral ministry.

Theology minor curriculum

This minor is open to any major and can be customized to your interest. A minimum of 18 credits is required. 

Required Courses

  • Religion and Human Experience

Understand the cultural history of gendered experiences: Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies

With the Women’s and Gender Studies minor, you can explore the historical condition of women and the interpretation of women and gender in the various disciplines. You will come to understand the present and future position of women in society and issues of intersectionality, such as race, gender, social class and sexuality. With this minor, you will be equipped to debate gendered situations today.

A minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is valuable in careers in advocacy, social services-related occupations, community development and government. 

Women’s and Gender Studies curriculum

The Women’s and Gender Studies minor requires three courses and three electives totaling 18 credits.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Visions of Social Change: Global Women’s Writing
  • Feminist Theories

Minor in Child Development

You can learn about the social, biological, emotional and cognitive factors that affect children’s development with Carlow’s Child Development minor, open to non-Psychology majors.

Child Development minor curriculum

The Child Development minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required; at least 9 credits must be 200 level or higher, and 12 must be taken at Carlow.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Lifespan Development 
  • 6 credits in human development

Minor in neuroscience

You can expand your physical science major with a minor in neuroscience. You will study how the functions and mechanisms of the nervous system affect behavior in animals and humans in conjunction with your major studies in biology, chemistry or psychology.

Behavioral Neuroscience Minor curriculum

This minor is designed for students not majoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and is open to any major. A minimum of 21 credits is required;10 must be taken at Carlow University.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Foundations of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology
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