Finding a Minor
Nursing students declare a variety of minors depending on their interests and life goals. Some of our most common minors are listed but not limited to the minors below. To declare a minor, students must schedule an appointment with the College of Nursing Advisement Center and fill out forms given to them. Minor approvals are done on a case by case basis and cannot extend time to graduation.
A business minor is available to all interested BYU students who are not BYU Marriott majors. This minor covers the basics of business management and enables students to better understand the functions, departments, and jargon of the business world. It also provides additional skills and enrichment for a variety of majors.
Family Life Minor
The School of Family Life requires a minimum of nine hours to be taken in residence at BYU and from the School of Family Life for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Gerontology is the study of the aging process across the life course. It is a multi-disciplinary field that includes the biological, social, family, and psychological aspects of the aging process including the provision of services for seniors.
With the rise in the aging population, the field of gerontology is continuing to grow to meet the needs of this expanding population.
BYU offers an undergraduate minor within the field of Gerontology. This supplements the students’ training in their major field of study, which enhances their career opportunities. Students from all majors may complete a Gerontology Minor.
Global Women's Studies Minor
Gender profoundly affects a person's lived experience. From educational and career opportunities to access to food and other basic resources to what is considered appropriate behavior and dress, gender structures societies around the world. In a global context, that structure has often worked to disadvantage women. The Global Women's Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary minor for students who want to gain an in-depth understanding of the ways in which gender plays a critical role in the lives of women and men. Global Women's Studies courses examine the cultural and social construction of gender, explore the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and study the influences of gender on the lived-experiences of people and communities around the globe.
Information Systems Minor
Information systems involves the synthesis of business and technology. Professionals define, develop, and maintain the information system infrastructure that supports the operations of all businesses, governments, and other institutions. These professionals use a wide variety of skills in carrying out this function.
The Spanish and Portuguese romance languages and literatures dominate the Iberian Peninsula, major parts of Africa, the southern portion of the new world from Mexico to the Magellan Straits, and even parts of Asia. These languages, spoken by over 450 million people in over thirty countries, provide a wide spectrum of cultural, linguistic, and literary variety. Spanish and Portuguese represent vibrant literature that stands at the forefront of twentieth-century excellence and innovation, a linguist's paradise of dialects, rapid change, and development.
Such breadth—plus some 35 million speakers within the borders of the United States itself—gives multiple opportunities for developing skill in the spoken language, as well as in listening, reading, writing, and translation. Studying the Iberian roots of this large and important part of the population and learning about the people's perception of life also brings greater understanding of their values and their struggle for identity. A Spanish or Portuguese minor makes for a demanding, intriguing, and pleasurable experience.