Undergraduate Minor Programs
Kansas State University offers online minor programs, taken either concurrently with a K-State bachelor's degree, or as a stand-alone program.
K-State's stand-alone minors are available to students working toward a bachelor's degree at any accredited institution, or to those who have already completed a bachelor's degree. Stand-alone minor programs include:
Concurrent minors are available to students currently enrolled in an on-campus or online bachelor's degree program at Kansas State University.
Students should contact their K-State advisor to add one of the following concurrent minors to their undergraduate degree program:
Animal Sciences and Industry
- A minimum of 15 hours of credit with the ASI designation is required.
- Courses that comprise the minor will be determined by an advisor in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and the student. Requirements include:
- A minimum of two courses at the 300 level or above (6-9 credits)
- An additional two courses at the 500 level or above (6 credits)
- This minor is only available to non-business majors who will graduate from another college at K-State.
- Students must achieve a cumulative 2.50 GPA in the five required courses to complete the minor. At least three of the five required courses must be completed at Kansas State University, including:
- ACCTG 231 - Accounting for Business Operations (3 credits)
- ACCTG 241 - Accounting for Investing and Financing (3 credits)
- FINAN 450 - Principles of Finance (3 credits)
- MANGT 420 - Management Concepts (3 credits)
- MKTG 400 - Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies
- This minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework.
- The application must be approved by the CATS minor co-chairs in order for the student to be eligible to receive the requested minor.
- Learn more about the minor on the program website.
- Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in courses to satisfy the minor requirements, which include:
- ECON 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
- ECON 120 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
- Four economics courses at the 500 level or higher (12 credits). ECON 505 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
Food Science and Industry
- Students must complete a petition for admission into the minors program and work with a food science and industry advisor to tailor courses to meet their individual needs.
- A minimum of 15 credit hours is required. Student can select 11-15 hours from the following courses:
- FDSCI 302 - Introduction to Food Science (3 credits)
- FDSCI 305 - Fundamentals of Food Processing (3 credits)
- FDSCI 501 - Food Chemistry (3 credits)
- FDSCI 600 - Food Microbiology (2 credits)
- FDSCI 601 - Food Microbiology Lab (2 credits)
- FDSCI 690 - Principles of HACCP and HARPC (3 credits)
- FDSCI 695 - Quality Assurance of Food Products (3 credits)
- FDSCI 727 - Chemical Methods of Food Analysis (2 credits)
- FDSCI 728 - Physical Methods of Food Analysis (2 credits)
- FDSCI 740 - Research and Development of Food Products (4 credits)
- Students can select 0-4 credit hours from the following courses:
- Processing Electives (300 level or higher)
- FDSCI prefix (300 level or higher)
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
- This minor consists of either Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies or Fundamentals of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and 12 hours of electives, one of which must be a GWSS course, and one of which must be numbered 500 or higher.