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Undergraduate Minors


Undergraduate Minors

We strongly encourage our students to complement their major by earning a minor. This strengthens their educational experience and makes them more marketable for jobs.  The minors listed below are in the School of KRS, but students may also choose from many other minors across campus, including business administration, marketing, finance, broadcasting and others. Please discuss with your advisor.

Athletic Coaching

The minor in athletic coaching (reference number 320) is designed to develop positive teaching / coaching skills in athletics and to meet the needs for the development of qualified coaches in public / private schools or business settings or community agencies. The minor requires 24-27 semester hours. Students must maintain a "C" or better in each course in the minor. Students must complete the following courses: PE 211, 212, 310, 311, 312, 390, 497, and SPM 200. Students may select three optional elective hours from the following coaching courses: PE 340, 341, 342, or 343. Contact: Dr. Keri Esslinger

Facility and Event Management

The minor in Facility and Event Management (reference number: 367) provides students with practical knowledge and skills needed for successful careers in facility and event planning and management. Students must complete the following 21 hours: a) REC 306; b) 3 hours from REC 404 or SPM 404 or REC 426; c) 3 hours from SPM 305 or HMD 375;d) 3 hours from SPM 315, SPM 450, SPM 452, MGT 301, HMD 378, MKT 331; e) 6 hours (unduplicated) from REC 404, REC 420, REC 422, REC 424, REC 426, REC 430, REC 434, REC 439, HMD 375, or HMD 475; f) REC 493. Or other courses approved by the Facility and Event Management advisor. Contact: Dr. Raymond Poff

Nonprofit Administration

The minor in Nonprofit Administration (reference number: 422) prepares students for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector. Students take courses from several departments and programs of study to gain needed nonprofit competencies and experiences. This minor consists of 21-24 hours including the following required courses: a) REC 220, b) MGT 333 or PS 440, c) ACCT 200 or REC 402 or SPM 402, d) REC 460, and e) REC 496 (150-300 hours of internship experience for 3-6 credit hours). Students are required to take 6 hours of electives chosen from the following list or other courses as approved by the program coordinator: ACCT 420, BA 110, HMD 271, 375, COMM 240, 345, 348, 349, 362, 460, 463, ECON 202, ENG 301, 306, 307, 415, FIN 330, GERO 100, 495, ICSR 300, 301, LEAD 200, 325, 330, 395, MGT 210, 311, MKT 220, PERF 423, PHIL 320, 323, RELS 323, PS 250, 338, 440, PSY/PSYS 220, 321, 350, 422, 442, REC 302, 306, 328, 404, 424, SOCL 100, 210, 240, 300, 360, 362, 375, 410, SPM 200, 452, SWRK 101, 205, 330, 344, 379. No more than 15 hours from any prefix may be used to fulfill the minor requirements. Some courses have prerequisitesPlease visit wku.edu/nonprofit/ for more information. Contact: Dr. Tricia Jordan

Outdoor Experience Leadership

The minor in Outdoor Experience Leadership (reference number: 426) consists of 24 hours designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to become leaders within the outdoor education, adventure, or resource management professions. The following foundations courses are required for the minor: REC 330 and REC 332. Students must also complete 18 hours as follows: a) 6 hours from the following skill-development courses: REC 335, REC 337, REC 424, REC 434, or REC 439; b) 3 hours from the following planning courses: REC 430 or REC 435; c) 3 hours from the following leadership development courses: REC 437 or REC 493; d) 6 elective hours (unduplicated) from: REC 235, REC 335, REC 337, REC 338, REC 424, REC 430, REC 434, REC 435, REC 437, REC 439, REC 480, REC 482, or REC 493.

Please visit wku.edu/outdoor/ for more information. Contact: Dr. Tammie Stenger-Ramsey

Tourism

The minor in Tourism (reference number: 445) requires a minimum of 21 hours. Students must complete the following courses: HMD 271, 373, REC 420, and REC 480 or 493. Students must also complete 9 elective hours as follows: a) 3 hours from HMD 151, 171, 276, 313, 375; b) 3 hours from REC 302, 306, 404, 426, 430, 480, 493; c) 3 hours (not duplicated) from HMD 151, 171, 276, 313, 375, REC 302, 306, 404, 424, 426, 430, 480, 493, GEOG 481, ENT 312, MKT 321, 323, 326, 331, 328.

Contact: Dr. Raymond Poff


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