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A minor is a secondary field of study to compliment your undergraduate program.

At Penn State Schuylkill you can complete ten academic minors.

Biology: In conjunction with the student's major, the minor prepares students for entry to graduate school or professional school programs, as well as for technical or research careers with governmental agencies or industry. This minor is designed for students in non-life science majors, who desire to obtain an in-depth and well-rounded knowledge of biology, the science of life and living organisms.

Business: The business minor provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply skills appropriate to the business contexts of their chosen majors.

Civic and Community Engagement: Through course work, research, and community field work, the minor cultivates student understanding of the connections between knowledge, scholarship, and the obligation to participate in and contribute to public issues in democratic society.

Criminal Justice: The Criminal Justice minor provides an overview of the criminal justice system and a thorough grounding in criminological theory. Students receive an in-depth look at the three main system components: policing, courts, and corrections, as well as the opportunity to delve into two or more specialized topics relating to criminal justice.

Game Development: Game development is the craft of transforming a concept into an engaging interactive form.  This craft is highly interdisciplinary, requiring students to answer questions about the human condition (what makes a game fun), about psychology (what makes an interface engaging), about aesthetics (what makes something pleasing), and about technical considerations (how to implement a game). Students pursuing the Game Development minor are required to explore a variety of disciplines in the breadth component.

Information, Sciences, and Technology: This minor is structured to provide students with the theoretical frameworks and skill sets necessary to compete and be productive in the information technology-intensive global context that defines the new "Information Age."

Psychology: The psychology minor is designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad overview of topics and domains within psychology, knowledge and skills related to research methods in psychology, and deeper knowledge of research, theory, and application in one or two specific content domains.

Security and Risk Analysis: This minor is intended to familiarize students with the general frameworks and multidisciplinary theories that define security and related risk analysis. Course work will engage students in the challenges and problems of assuring information confidentiality and integrity, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in the students' major field.

Sociology: The sociology minor allows students to explore the wide range of topics, social groups, and social interactions studied by sociologists.

Theatre: The theatre minor is designed to be an enhancement to a major area of study and/or personal enrichment. The minor should be particularly attractive to students in the humanities (English), communication (film, journalism), and the arts (music, architecture).