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Managerial Economics

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics offers a minor in Managerial Economics to students majoring in other academic disciplines. The Managerial Economics major goes beyond the limits of traditional economics and business majors, blending a thorough grounding in economic theory with business knowledge and applications.

Statistics

The department offers a minor program in statistics that consists of five upper division level courses focusing on the fundamentals of mathematical statistics and of the most widely used applied statistical methods. The minor is designed to provide students in other disciplines with opportunities for exposure and skill development in advanced statistical methods.

Economics

Economics is the study of how individuals, organizations, and societies choose among alternative uses of resources and how these resources are turned into the things people want.

Course Limits. Except under extraordinary circumstances, not more than two economics courses should be taken in any one quarter. In special cases, the department will accept a limited number of related upper division courses from other departments in satisfaction of the economics upper division course requirements. Approval from a departmental advisor is required in all such cases.

Technology Management

The Graduate School of Management offers a minor in Technology Management to undergraduate students. This minor complements students’ undergraduate studies with courses in the ways in which engineering and science-based industrial enterprises manage and use knowledge from science, engineering and technology. The minor also provides students with business and management skills that should enable them to use their engineering and science education more effectively in a technology environment.

Professional Writing

The University Writing Program (UWP) offers writing courses and seeks to improve writing instruction across campus through a variety of programs. The UWP coordinates first year, intermediate and advanced writing courses that satisfy college composition requirements and offers courses in writing across the curriculum, writing in specific disciplines, and writing in the professions.

Energy Science and Technology

There is an urgent need to develop and commercialize technologies for the sustainable conversion and use of energy. The goal of these minors is to prepare students for careers that require training in energy science and technology, efficiency, and policy. Clean technologies and green technologies including energy are some of the fastest growing markets for new investments. Well-trained individuals in all related fields are needed to provide the level of expertise required to advance technology and policy and to satisfy national and global objectives for greater energy sustainability.

Energy Policy

There is an urgent need to develop and commercialize technologies for the sustainable conversion and use of energy. The goal of these energy minors is to prepare students for careers that require training in energy science and technology, efficiency, and policy. Clean technologies and green technologies including energy are some of the fastest growing markets for new investments.

Energy Efficiency

There is an urgent need to develop and commercialize technologies for the sustainable conversion and use of energy. The goal of these minors is to prepare students for careers that require training in energy science and technology, efficiency, and policy. Clean technologies and green technologies including energy are some of the fastest growing markets for new investments. Well-trained individuals in all related fields are needed to provide the level of expertise required to advance technology and policy and to satisfy national and global objectives for greater energy sustainability.

Contemporary Leadership

The Science and Society Program offers a minor in Contemporary Leadership, open to all undergraduate students regardless of major. The minor provides a broad overview of leadership theory and practice, and engages students in critical thinking, self-reflection, problem solving and multicultural education. Students should contact the minor advisor for course selection and plan approval.

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