Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.
The Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Medicine minor spans most areas of the arts, sciences and humanities. This minor presents an opportunity for students in any major to study the role of wellness, healthcare and medicine from many perspectives. The minor is designed to enhance personal learning and provide an area of focus for students who may be looking to pursue careers in health related fields.
Students choosing this minor need to complete the equivalent of five four-credit courses, representing five different disciplines, from the following list, meeting the criteria outlined below.
1. Each course must represent a different discipline
2. No more than four credits in a student’s major may be counted toward the minor requirements
3. At least three of the courses must be a 200-level or higher
4. Courses may also count toward general education requirements
5. Students will need to fulfill any required prerequisites for courses
6. Additional courses may be considered for the minor at the discretion of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Medicine Interest Group.
CHY 110N Elementary Chemistry: Biochemistry
Environmental Policy and Planning
GEO 325 Geography of Health and Disease
HEA 123 Introduction to Community Health
HEA 218 Health Communication and Theory
HEA 310 Principles of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
HEA 410 Grant Writing and Resource Management
PSY 225S Child and Adolescent Development
REH 230 Surviving and Thriving as Human Service Professionals
A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.
Total credits for the Minor: 20
Minor Coordinator: Alireza Geshnizjani
Minor Division: Social Science and Business