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OVU Minors

The following Minors are offered by Ohio Valley University:

Accounting

This minor is available only to students majoring in business administration and information technology management.

This minor requires students must take 18 credit hours of upper-level (300- or 400-level) accounting courses, including the following: Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 321), Intermediate Accounting II (ACC 322), and Introduction to Taxation (ACC 421).

Alternative Dispute Resolution

This minor requires 18 credit hours. The following courses are required: Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (SOC 381), Conflict Mediation (SOC 382), Diversity Management (SOC 383), Personality Theories (PSY 340), and Introduction to Counseling Theories and Practices (PSY 355). In addition, students must take 3 credit hours chosen from the following: Business Ethics (BUS 371), Interpersonal Communications (COM 331), Employee Relations (MGT 334), Social Psychology (PSY 360), Christian Ethics (REL 371), or Understanding Multicultural Diversity (PSY 351).

Bible

This minor requires 18 credit hours of Bible (BIB) courses. The following are required: Life of Christ (BIB 106), Acts through Revelation (BIB 107), Old Testament Survey (BIB 205), and Christian Thought (BIB 206). In addition, students must take 10 credit hours of Bible (BIB) courses numbered 160 or higher, including two upper-level textual studies courses. How to Study the Bible (BIB 301) is recommended. See the Bible program description for classification of Bible courses. This minor is not available to Bible majors.

Biblical Languages

This minor requires 22 credit hours of biblical languages courses, including at least 8 credit hours of Hebrew, 8 credit hours of Greek, and at least 6 credit hours of Greek and/or Hebrew readings (it may include the Greek required for the B.A. in Bible).

Biblical Text

This minor requires 18 credit hours, including 15 credit hours of upper-level textual studies courses, plus 3 credit hours chosen from biblical language courses, practical ministry courses, or doctrinal or historical studies courses. See the Bible program description for classification of Bible courses. This minor is not available to students majoring in Bible.

Biology

This minor requires 19 credit hours. Biology I (NSC 141) is required; the remaining fifteen credit hours must be upper-division courses selected from any of the upper-division life science offerings as long as prerequisites (or co-requisites) are met. (For example, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II have chemistry as a prerequisite or co-requisite.)

Business

This minor requires 21 credit hours of business courses. The following courses are required: Principles of Accounting I (ACC 221), Principles of Accounting II (ACC 222), Personal Finance (FIN 233), Principles of Management (MGT 230), and Principles of Marketing (MKT 230). In addition, a student must earn 6 credit hours an upper-level courses in accounting (ACC), business (BUS), computer information technology (CIT), finance (FIN), management (MGT), or marketing (MKT). This minor is not available to students majoring in business.

Children’s Ministry

This minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours. The following courses are required: Educational Program of the Church (BIB 321), Children’s Ministry (BIB 354), Youth Ministry (BIB 351), and Human Growth and Development (PSY 233). In addition, students must take two 300- or 400-level textual studies courses (see the Bible program description for a list of textual courses) and either Teaching the Bible (BIB 413) or Scripture Interpretation (BIB 347).

Christian Counseling

This minor  requires 28-29 credit hours of coursework in psychology and Bible. The following psychology courses, worth 9 credit hours, are required: Personality Theories (PSY 340), Family Systems (PSY 350), and Introduction to Counseling Theories and Practice (PSY 355). In addition, students must choose 3 credit hours from the following courses, all of which are worth 3 credit hours: General Psychology (PSY 101), Human Growth and Development (PSY 233), Child Development (PSY 234), or Adult Development and Aging (PSY 236). The following Bible course, worth 3 credit hours, is required: Ministerial Counseling (BIB 352). For 2 or 3 credit hours, students must choose one of the following: How to Study the Bible (BIB 301, 2 credit hours), Pastoral Epistles (BIB 304, 3 credit hours), or Scripture Interpretation (BIB 347, 3 credit hours). For 2 credit hours, students must choose either Marriage and Family (BIB 211) or Personal Spiritual Development (BIB 335). Students must choose 3 credit hours from the following courses, each of which worth 3 credit hours: Doctrinal Issues (BIB 346) or Major World Religions (REL 441). In addition, students must complete 6 credit hours of upper-level textual studies courses (see the Bible program description for a list of textual studies courses).

Christian Service for Women

This minor is available to women only.

This minor requires 18 credit hours of Bible (BIB) courses. The following courses are required: Introduction to Practical Ministry (BIB 225), Religious Speaking for Women (BIB 327), Christian Service for Women (BIB 329), and Personal Spiritual Development (BIB 335). In addition, a student must earn 5 credit hours in 300- or 400-level textual studies. Three credit hours of biblical (BIB) electives are also required; Bible majors, however, must select Children’s Ministry (BIB 354) in place of this biblical elective. See the Bible program description for a list of textual studies courses.

Coaching

This minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework in wellness and physical education courses. The following courses are required: Foundations of Physical Fitness (PHED 110); Sports Officiating (PHED 301); Principles of Coaching (PHED 302); Organization and Administration of Sports (SPMGT 303); Safety, Accident Prevention, and First Aid (WEL 232); and Principles of Nutrition (WEL 305). In addition, students must take one of the following for 3 credit hours: Internship in Physical Education and Health (PHED 461), Internship in Coaching (PHED 462), or Seminar in Physical Education (PHED 470).

Communications

This minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework. At least 12 credits must have a COM prefix, and at least 12 credits must be 300-level or above. No more than 6 credits can be used for both a student’s major and the minor. The following courses will count toward the minor: Newspaper Workshop (COM 111), Intercollegiate Forensics (COM 221), Media Writing (COM 238), Public Speaking (COM 321), Oral Interpretation of Literature (COM 330), Interpersonal Communication (COM 331), Argument and Persuasion (COM 332), Sermon Preparation and Delivery (BIB 323), Advanced Homiletics (BIB 324), Religious Speaking for Women (BIB 327), Business Communication (BUS 310), Advanced Grammar and Composition (ENG 301), Creative Writing (ENG 331), and Professional Writing (ENG 333).

Criminal Justice

This minor requires 18 credit hours of criminal justice coursework. The following courses are required: Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJR 101), Criminal Law (CJR 220), and Ethics in Criminal Justice (CRJ 371). In addition, a student must earn 9 credit hours from upper-level courses in criminal justice.

Education

This minor requires 18 credit hours. The following courses (for 10 credit hours) are required: Introduction to Education (EDUC 200), Educational Psychology (EDUC 320), Classroom Management (EDUC 215), and Human Growth and Development (PSY 233). Students also must select 8 credit hours of any EDUC or SPED courses for which the student has met the prerequisite(s), or other courses chosen in collaboration with the advisor and the dean of the college of education.

Energy Management and Production Engineering

This minor is available only to students majoring in accounting, forensic investigative accounting, business administration, information technology management, and sports management; to be eligible for the minor, students must have earned a 3.0 GPA in their most recent 60 credit hours.

This minor requires 20 credit hours: Introduction to Production Engineering (EMPE 102), Summer Internship: Industry Survey (EMPE 198), Industrial Engineering Principles (EMPE 301), Introduction to Project Management (EMPE 350), Principles of Project Management (EMPE 351), and 6 additional credits in a focus area, selected in consultation with the director of the EMPE program.

English

This minor requires 18 credits hours beyond the 3 credit hours of literature taken to fulfill general education requirements; 9 credit hours must be in upper-level courses. Advanced Grammar and Composition (ENG 301) is required; the remaining courses may be chosen from English (ENG) and literature (LIT) courses at the 200-level or above.

Greek

This minor requires 20 hours of Greek (the hours of Greek required for the Bachelor of Arts in Bible may be included).

History

This minor requires 18 credit hours. Students must choose at least 6 credit hours from the following courses: Western Civilization I (HIS 131), Western Civilization II (HIS 132), United States History I (HIS 133), and United States History II (HIS 134). In addition, students should select at least 9 credit hours from upper-level history courses. The following religion courses may be substituted for the upper-level history courses: History of the Christian Church (REL 341), Restoration Church History (REL 342), or Major World Religions (REL 441); students taking REL 341, REL 342, and Renaissance and Reformation, 1400-1648 (HIS 461) will have an emphasis in church history.

Human Services

This minor requires 18 credit hours. The following courses are required: Understanding Multicultural Diversity (PSY 351), Introduction to Social Work (SWK 231), Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (SWK 233), Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (SWK 333), Social Welfare Policy and Services (SWK 350), and Methods of Social Work (SWK 352).

Information Technology Management

This minor requires 18 credit hours. Students may choose 18 hours from any CIT courses numbered CIT 141 and above, as long as course prerequisites are met. At least 9 credit hours must be 300- and 400-level courses.

Marketing

This minor is available only to students majoring in accounting, business administration, information technology, and sports management.

This minor requires 18 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of upper-level marketing (MKT) courses and 6 hours of business (ACC, BUS, CIT, ECO, FIN, MKT, or additional MGT) courses.

Management

This minor is available only to students majoring in accounting, business administration, information technology, and sports management.

This minor requires 18 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of upper-level management (MGT) courses and 6 hours of upper-level business (ACC, BUS, CIT, ECO, FIN, MGT, or additional MKT) courses.

Mathematics

A minor in mathematics requires 20 credit hours. The following courses, worth 14 credit hours, are required: Introduction to Statistics (MAT 229), Calculus and Analytics I (MAT 241), Calculus and Analytics II (MAT 242), and Discrete Mathematics (MAT 255). In addition, a student must earn 6 credits of upper-level coursework in Mathematics; for this work, any upper-level Mathematics course may be selected.

Missions

This minor requires 25 credit hours, including the following courses: Introduction to Missions (BIB 322), Cultural Anthropology (SOC 341), Personal Evangelism (BIB 320), Church Growth and Planting (BIB 422), and Major World Religions (REL 441). For the additional 10-11 credit hours, students must take 7 to 10 credit hours in upper-level textual studies (see the Bible program description for a classification of textual studies courses), including at least one class from Acts (BIB 306 or BIB 406) or First Corinthians (BIB 308 or BIB 408), and one of the following: Global Missions Awareness (BIB 332), Ministry Field Laboratory (BIB 325) focused in missions, or Practicum in Ministry (BIB 425) focused in missions.

Music

A minor in music requires 19 credit hours. The following courses, worth 11 credit hours, are required: Music Theory I (MUS 141), Music Theory II (MUS 142), Sight Singing and Ear Training I (MUS 143), Sight Singing and Ear Training II (MUS 144), Music Literature (MUS 221). In addition, students must take four semesters of Music Recital Attendance (MUS 100), 2 credit hours of private voice or instrument instruction at the lower level (MUS 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, or 119), 1 credit hour of private voice or instrument instruction at the upper level (MUS 313, 315, 316, 317, 318, or 319), 4 credit hours of participation in ensembles (MUS 110, 111, 112, or 114), and 1 credit hour of piano instruction.

New Testament

This minor is only available to students who are majoring in Bible.

A minor in New Testament requires 27 credit hours of New Testament textual studies courses. (At least 6 credit hours of New Testament Greek readings are recommended and can be counted toward this minor.)

Old Testament

This minor is only available to students who are majoring in Bible.

A minor in Old Testament requires 18 credit hours of Old Testament textual studies courses. (At least 8 credit hours of Hebrew are recommended and can be counted toward this minor.)

Practical Ministry

This minor is only available to students who are majoring in Bible.

A minor in practical ministry requires 30 credit hours in practical ministry courses. At least 21 credit hours must be in courses with a BIB prefix.

Preaching

This minor is only available to students who are majoring in Bible.

A minor in preaching requires 18 credit hours. The following courses are required: Sermon Preparation and Delivery (BIB 323), Advanced Homiletics (BIB 324), Ministry Field Lab (BIB 325) focused on preaching for 3 credit hours, Ministerial Counseling (BIB 352), Doctrinal Issues (BIB 346), and any upper-level COM course that includes student speeches.

Psychology

This minor requires 18 credit hours of psychology coursework. The following courses are required: General Psychology (PSY 101), Personality Theories (PSY 340), and Introduction to Counseling Theories and Practices (PSY 355). In addition, a student must take at least 9 credit hours of 300- and 400-level psychology coursework.

Theatre

This minor requires 21 hours. The following courses are required: Theatre Appreciation (COM 121), Introduction to Technical Theatre (COM 215), and Oral Interpretation of Literature (COM 330). Students must select either Playwriting (COM 231) or Directing (COM 343). Students must select either Dramatic Literature (LIT 314) or Shakespeare (LIT 446). Students must select either Acting (COM 213) or three credits from Private Acting (COM133). In addition, students should select 3 credits from the following: Intercollegiate Forensics (COM 221), Theatre Production Workshop (COM 115), Ambassadors (COM 117); this 3-credit requirement could also be fulfilled with any of the non-chosen options above.

Wellness

This minor requires 19 hours. The following courses are required: Personal and Community Health (WEL 231); Safety, Accident Prevention, and First Aid (WEL 232), Human Sexuality (WEL 304 or PSY 304), Principles of Nutrition (WEL 305), and Foundations of Physical Fitness (PHED 110). Students also must choose two of the following courses: Anatomy and Physiology for Wellness (WEL 300), Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (WEL 306), Exercise Physiology (WEL 309), Epidemiology (WEL 411), Adapted Physical Education (SPED 401), or Kinesiology (PHED 300).

Youth and Family Ministry

This minor requires 29 to 34 credit hours, depending on which courses are chosen. The following courses are required: Introduction to Practical Ministry (BIB 225), Youth Ministry (BIB 351), Ministerial Counseling (BIB 352), Marriage and Family (BIB 211), Human Growth and Development (PSY 233), Group Dynamics (PSY 242), Family Systems (PSY 350), and one of the following: How to Study the Bible (BIB 301, 2 credits), Pastoral Epistles (BIB 304, 3 credits) or Scripture Interpretation (BIB 347, 3 credits). Students also must take 11 credit hours of upper-level textual studies (BIB 304 can count toward these 11 hours). See the Bible program description for classification of Bible courses.