University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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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.

Business Communications

The minor in Business Communications is an interdisciplinary program designed to equip students with the knowledge, abilities, and resources that will enable them to communicate effectively across a wide variety of professional situations. The minor includes courses in English and in Business, and is open to students in any major. Students must take at least two courses in English and two courses in Business, including BUS 220 Principles of Marketing. ENG 397/BUS 397 Internship and one additional course in either English or Business are also required.

Required Course:

BUS 220                    Principles of Marketing*                                           4

Four of the following:


BUS 277 /377            Special Topics in Marketing* 4
BUS 320       Consumer Behavior* 4
BUS 323       Digital Marketing* 4
BUS 326       Social Media Marketing*                                           4
BUS 337       International Marketing* 4
BUS 375       Marketing Management* 4
ENG 200       Professional Writing 4
ENG 201       Public Writing 4
ENG 212       Creative Non-Fiction* 4
ENG 213H       Journalism* 4
ENG 277       Writing-Centered Topics Courses* 4
ENG 312       Advanced Creative Writing* 4

Experiential Learning:

ENG 396/397 or BUS 396/397: Participation in an internship related to the minor during the student’s academic career (2-4 credits),

*Course may not be double-counted for both major and minor.

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: 22-24

Other courses may be recommended for students, including ART 112A (Digital Imaging), ART 244A (Creative Imaging), PSY 347 (The Psychology of Persuasion), and MAT 120M (Statistics), among others.

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