Tennessee Minors

For more details on each of these options, check out our academic catalog.

Anthropology: Anthropology is the study of humanity, focusing on current cultures and populations across the world, past people through fossil, archaeological, and historical records, and how contemporary societies and cultures interact with each other and their environments. Issues addressed include history and politics; ways of living; and the structure of culture and values of people around the world. The minor is an excellent complement to any discipline that requires the ability to understand and deal with other cultures, such as teaching, counseling, business, communications, ministry, and missions.

Business Administration: The Business Administration Minor equips students in other professional programs (ministry, intercultural Studies, communication, etc.) with specific business knowledge, skills, and abilities that are necessary to be effective in executing administrative responsibilities in an organization. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes).

English: The English Minor serves students in various strategic vocations including journalism, applied linguistics, and teaching English as a second language. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes) beyond those classes already required for the Arts and Sciences core.

Family Studies: The Family Studies minor offers foundational training and equipping for service to children, families, and individuals. Particular emphasis is given to the dynamics of power, decision-making, and communication as family services professionals directly serve individuals and families, as well as advocate on behalf of families and serve communities who have the opportunity to support and empower families.

Graphic Arts and Design: The Graphic Arts and Design Minor equips students to use production arts principles with a focus on non-video visual media content creation. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in graphic design. Such skills can enhance ministry, nonprofit management, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes).

History: The History Minor cultivates a critical understanding of the human past and develops skills of historical research, analysis, and communication that enable students to engage the world in thoughtful, positive, and creative ways. The Minor consists of 15 credit hours (5 classes) beyond those already required for the Arts and Sciences core.

Intercultural Studies: The Intercultural Studies Minor equips students to minister cross-culturally in a variety of settings. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in Intercultural Studies. Such skills can enhance educational skills, ministry, teaching, nonprofit management, youth ministry, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 21 credit hours (7 classes).

Mass Communication: The Mass Communication Minor equips students to use communication skills and media technologies. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in media communication. Such skills can enhance ministry, nonprofit management, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours.

Middle Eastern Studies: The Middle Eastern Studies minor introduces students to the breadth of issues needed for witnessing and working in the Islamic context, including history and politics; Islamic law and theology; Arabic language; the structure of culture and values; and Christian theology, apologetics, witnessing, and church planting.

Music: The Music Minor equips students to use musicianship skills in a variety of ways. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in music. Such skills can enhance ministry, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours, which include music theory, participation in performance ensembles, and work in a primary instrument.

Music Performance: The Music Performance Minor equips students to use musicianship skills and performance in a variety of ways. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in music performance. Such skills can enhance ministry, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours, which include music theory, participation in performance ensembles, and work in a primary and a secondary instrument.

Music Technology: The Music Technology Minor allows students in other majors to enhance their education with selected content related to live audio production, studio production, computer science and electrical engineering, and digital/electronic instrument construction.

Psychology: The Psychology Minor helps sharpen students’ skills as they encounter various people across their ministry. Psychology helps individuals understand human behavior and enhances interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Public Health: The public health profession focuses on helping individuals and communities improve and maintain their overall health and wellness using a holistic approach. The Public Health Minor equips students with foundational knowledge and skills needed to help others make healthy lifestyle decisions. It can provide a useful complement to professional studies in a variety of fields, such as education, human services, intercultural studies, sports ministry, and youth ministry. The Minor consists of 26 credit hours (8 classes).

Spanish and Hispanic Studies: This minor teaches students to understand and appreciate Hispanic cultures around the world. Along with language skills, this program gives students a foundational knowledge of Hispanic history and cultures. Students will gain a practical knowledge of the Spanish language and of modern issues associated with witnessing and working in Hispanic contexts.

Urban Studies: The Urban Studies Minor equips students to effectively work in a variety of local and global urban contexts. The program equips students to embody and announce the gospel of Jesus Christ in urban contexts by introducing them to social, political, and cultural structures that influence urban environments.

Video Production: The Video Production Minor equips students to use production arts principles with a focus on video media content creation. It allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in video production. Such skills can enhance ministry, nonprofit management, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (six classes).

Worship Theology: The Worship Theology Minor is designed for students who wish to pursue education in worship with an emphasis on worship theology. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary knowledge in worship theology. Such skills can enhance ministry, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes).

Florida Minors

For more details on each of these options, check out our academic catalog.

Business Administration: The Business Administration Minor equips students in other professional programs (ministry, intercultural studies, communication, etc.) with specific business knowledge, skills, and abilities that are necessary to be effective in executing administrative responsibilities in an organization. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes).

Family Studies: The Family Studies minor offers foundational training and equipping for service to children, families, and individuals. Particular emphasis is given to the dynamics of power, decision-making, and communication as family services professionals directly serve individuals and families, as well as advocate on behalf of families and serve communities who have the opportunity to support and empower families.

Graphic Arts and Design: The Graphic Arts and Design Minor equips students to use production arts principles with a focus on non-video visual media content creation. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in graphic design. Such skills can enhance ministry, nonprofit management, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes). Some content will be taught online.

Intercultural Studies: The Intercultural Studies Minor equips students to minister cross-culturally in a variety of settings. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in Intercultural Studies. Such skills can enhance educational skills, ministry, teaching, nonprofit management, youth ministry, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 21 credit hours (7 classes).

Psychology: The Psychology Minor helps sharpen students’ skills as they encounter various people across their ministry. Psychology helps individuals understand human behavior and enhances interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Music: The Music Minor equips students to use musicianship skills in a variety of ways. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in music. Such skills can enhance ministry, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours, which include music theory, participation in performance ensembles, and work in a primary instrument.

Music Performance: The Music Performance Minor equips students to use musicianship skills and performance in a variety of ways. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in music performance. Such skills can enhance ministry, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours, which include music theory, participation in performance ensembles, and work in a primary and a secondary instrument.

Urban Studies: The Urban Studies Minor equips students to effectively work in a variety of local and global urban contexts. The program equips students to embody and announce the gospel of Jesus Christ in urban contexts by introducing them to social, political, and cultural structures that influence urban environments.

Video Production: The Video Production Minor equips students to use production arts principles with a focus on video media content creation. It allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in video production. Such skills can enhance ministry, nonprofit management, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (six classes). Some content will be taught online.

Worship Theology: The Worship Theology Minor is designed for students who wish to pursue education in worship with an emphasis on worship theology. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary knowledge in worship theology. Such skills can enhance ministry, youth ministry, teaching, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes).

Online Minors

For more details on each of these options, check out our academic catalog.

Business Administration: The Business Administration Minor equips students in other professional programs (ministry, intercultural studies, communication, etc.) with specific business knowledge, skills, and abilities that are necessary to be effective in executing administrative responsibilities in an organization. The Minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 classes).

Intercultural Studies: The Intercultural Studies Minor equips students to minister cross-culturally in a variety of settings. It also allows students in other professional programs to develop complementary skills in Intercultural Studies. Such skills can enhance educational skills, ministry, teaching, nonprofit management, youth ministry, missions, and other fields. The Minor consists of 21 credit hours (7 classes).