The human services minor will give students the skills required to serve clients in a variety of public outreach organizations. They work alongside social workers, detectives, doctors, and other specialists who help individuals tackle major challenges in their lives. Many human services programs provide intervention for citizens with substance abuse problems or victims of crime or violence. Human services is focused on preventing and fixing problems and commits to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.
The minor in Civic Studies allows students to explore their role and responsibilities in civic life and governance. Students will gain a real life perspective on the value of political participation at the grassroots level. Students will discuss and evaluate themes relating to political process including voting rights, peaceful protests, the power of petitions, the U.S. Census and more.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and with the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the field of emergency management has evolved into a full-fledged career. The field has received even more attention with a wave of ongoing natural disasters that continue to plague both the United States and heavily populated areas around the world. Emergency management professionals play roles in mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. The goals of these activities deal with saving lives and protecting property and the environment.
The Minor in Legal Studies is designed for students who are interested in a career in the law. It gives students the opportunity to learn from legal professionals and practicing attorneys which help students to develop the oral communication, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the law profession and law school. Whether students are interested in pursuing a career in the law, business or government, a student who majors in general Legal Studies will be introduced to the techniques of successful negotiation and mediation and will have the chance to develop these skills, which is the first step to a career in the law field.