Gain a competitive edge in your professional career.

At UNT at Frisco, we believe in giving our students every advantage to be best prepared for the workforce upon graduation. One way is to add a minor to your already declared major of choice. A minor allows you to specialize in a specific subject or field to give you an extra edge and stand out to employers during your job search. Your minor can make you uniquely qualified for a particular position and can be a great talking point in your interview for your first job. For instance, if you are working towards your BS in General Business, you could seek a minor in Marketing or Professional Selling which would make you more desirable candidate for certain jobs and opportunities.

A quicker option to give yourself that competitive edge is to participate in one of our offered certificate programs. Certificates are a quick and efficient way to gain new skills and build your resume. A certificate can build onto your degree and help advance you or make you more competitive in the job market. Certificates are an effective way to branch out into several aspects of a career. For example, if you are aiming to achieve your BS in Computer Science, you could seek a certificate in Data Analytics which would make you uniquely qualified candidate for additional job opportunities.

The below listed programs are all able to be completed while attending UNT at Frisco.

Minors

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the part of supply chain that organizes, coordinates, plans, and implements the most effective flow of storage goods, services, and any other desired information to meet client or customer’s requirements. A total of 18 hours are required to complete this minor.

    Required Courses (3 Hours) 15 Elective Hours
    LSCM 3960: Logistics and Supply Chain Management LSCM 4360: Global Alliances and International Supply Chain Management
    LSCM 4530: E-Logistics in Supply Chain Management
    LSCM 4540: Logistics Application of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
    LSCM 4560: Business Transportation Management

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Marketing and Logistics
    Business Leadership Building, Room 206
    (940) 565 - 3122
    lomrecp@unt.edu

  • Hospitality Management

    Utilize this minor to build your way into careers in country club, hotel, resort, restaurant, or special events management. You can also branch into the business side of hospitality accounting, revenue management, real estate, sales, or marketing. This minor requires 18 hours to complete.

    Required Courses (15 Hours) Two of the Following Electives
    HMGT 1420: Food Sanitation
    HMGT 1450: Principles of Nutritions
    HMGT 1470: Introduction to Professional Food Preparation
    HMGT 1500: Orientation to the Hospitality Industry
    AND
    HMGT 2800: Foundations of International Tourism and Travel
    OR
    HMGT 2810: Introduction to International Sustainable Tourism
    HMGT 3240: Special Event Management
    HMGT 3250: Resort and Club Management
    HMGT 3700: Hotel Operations
    HMGT 3920: Recent Developments in the Hospitality Industry
    CMHT 4000: Global Discovery in Merchandising and Hospitality Management
    CMHT 4750: Managing a Diverse Workforce

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Hospitality and Management
    Chilton Hall, Room 331
    (940) 565 - 2436
    cmht@unt.edu

  • Communications

    Examine human communicative behavior and the symbolic processes through which humans interact. You'll have the opportunity to investigate communication in aesthetic, cultural, international, interpersonal, legal, organizational and political contexts.

    Communication Studies requires a total of 18 hours to complete. 6 of the 18 must be advanced level courses. Advanced level courses have lower division (1000-2000 level courses) prerequisites associated with them. Pay careful attention to the following courses so that you may plan accordingly. .

    Required Pre-Recquisite Courses
    COMM 2020: Interpersonal Communication is the pre­req for all advanced COMM courses that end in a 20 something (i.e. Comm 3920, 4220, 4829). COMM 2020 also meets Social and Behavioral Science Core requirement
    COMM 2140: Advocating in Public is the pre­req for all advanced COMM Courses that end in a 40 something (i.e. Comm 4340, 3340, 4849). COMM 2140 also meets Discovery Core requirement
    COMM 2060: Performance of Literature is the pre­req for all advanced COMM Courses that end in a 60 something (i.e. Comm 3865, 4060, 4869). Comm 2020 also meets the Creative Arts Core requirement
    ***Students are required to take two additional upper division (3000-4000) level courses from CSCE to complete this minor.

    For more information, please contact:

    Communications Studies
    General Academic Building, Suite 309
    (940) 565 - 3630
    commstudies@unt.edu

  • Computer Science

    A minor in Computer Science and Engineering can lead to careers related to programming, app development, digital information processing, hardware and software design, or information systems management. This minor requires 18 hours to complete.

    Required Courses (12 Hours) Other Courses (6 Hours)
    CSCE 1030: Computer Science I
    CSCE 1040: Computer Science II
    CSCE 2100: Computing Foundations I
    CSCE 2100: Computing Foundations II
    Students are required to take two additional upper division (3000-4000) level courses from CSCE to complete this minor.

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Computer Science
    UNT Discovery Park
    (940) 565 - 2767
    cse@unt.edu

  • Foundations in Business

    The business foundations minor is designed to provide a foundation in business concepts, operations and practice. The program consists of six courses (18 hours) that may be taken by non-business students in good academic standing. Students may select from one of two tracks within the minor but may not combine courses across tracks.

    General Business Track MBA Preparation Track
    ACCT 2010: Accounting Principles I (Finance Accounting)
    ACCT 2020: Accounting Principles II(Managerial Accounting)
    MKTG 3650: Foundations of Marketing Practice
    FINA 3770: Finance
    AND
    MGMT 3720: Organizational Behavior
    OR
    MGMT 3820: Management Concepts
    PLUS
    3 Hours chosen from any 3000-4000 level business courses
    ACCT 2010: Accounting Principles (Fianacial Accounting)
    ACCT 2020: Accounting Principles II (Managerial Accounting)
    PLUS Four of the Following Courses
    BCIS 3610: Basic Information Systems
    DSCI 3710: Business Statistics with Spreadsheets
    BLAW 3430: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
    FINA 3770: Finance
    OPSM 3830: Operations Management
    MKTG 3650: Foundations of Marketing Practice

    Many courses have prerequistives. Please pay careful attention to them so you may plan accordingly.

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Business Management
    Business Leadership Building, Suite 110
    (940) 565 - 2110
    RCOBAdvising@unt.edu

  • Marketing

    Marketers identify target audiences; gather market information; evaluate market data; develop products and services, pricing systems and promotional opportunities; and determine the most effective means of distribution. This minor requires 18 hours.

    Required Course 15 Elective Hours
    MKTG 3650: Foundations of Marketing Practice MKTG 2650: Culture and Consumption
    MKTG 3010: Professional Selling
    MKTG 3660: Advertising Management
    MKTG 3700: Marketing Metrics
    MKTG 3710: Marketing Research and Analytics
    MKTG 3720: Internet Marketing Concepts and Strategy
    MKTG 4120: Consumer Behavior
    MKTG 4280: Global Marketing Issues and Practice
    MKTG 4320: New Product Development
    MKTG 4330: Strategic Brand Management
    MKTG 4520: Marketing Channels and Strategic Partnerships
    MKTG 4600: Retailing
    MKTG 4620: E-Commerce Marketing Tools and Applications
    MKTG 4630: Retailing II
    MKTG 4750: Services Marketing
    MKTG 4800: Internship in Marketing
    MKTG 4880: Advanced Marketing Management
    MKTG 4890: Applied Marketing Problems
    LSCM 3960: Logistics and Supply Chain Managment
    LSCM 4360: Global Alliances and International Supply Chain Management
    LSCM 4530: E-Logistics in Supply Chain Management
    LSCM 4560: Business Transportation Management
    Many of the courses have prerequisitives. Please pay careful attention to them so that you may plan accordingly.

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Business Management
    Business Leadership Building, Room 110
    (940) 565 - 2110
    lomrecp@unt.edu

  • Management

    Learn how to be the person responsible for controlling or administering all or part of a company or similar organization. A minor in management will touch on exercises in organizational culture, motivation, leadership, dynamics of power, perception and attribution, communication, decision making and performance, and individual differences.

    Required Course 15 Elective Hours
    MGMT 3720: Organizational Behavior MGMT 3330: Communicating in Business
    MGMT 3820: Management Concepts
    OPSM 3830: Operations Management
    MGMT 3850: Foundations of Entrepreneurship
    MGMT 3860: Human Resource Management
    MGMT 3870: Management Research Methods
    MGMT 3880: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    MGMT 4170: Employee and Labor Relations
    MGMT 4180: Workplace Health and Safety
    MGMT 4210: E-Management: Managing in a Digital Economy
    MGMT 4300: Recruitment, Selection and Placement
    MGMT 4460: Topics of Organizational Behavior
    MGMT 4470: Leadership
    MGMT 4660: International Management Perspectives
    OPSM 4810: Purchassing and Materials Management
    OPSM 4820:Manufacturing Planning and Control
    OPSM 4830: Productivity and Quality Management
    MGMT 4840: Compensation and Benefits Administrations
    MGMT 4860: Organizational Design and Change
    OPSM 4880: Management of Projects and Systems

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Business Management
    Business Leadership Building, suite 110
    (940) 565 - 2110
    RCOBAdvising@unt.edu

  • Biological Sciences

    Modern biology encompasses the study of all aspects of living systems from the molecular basis of genetic inheritance to the interactions between organisms and the environment. Expand your biological studies with courses on biodiversity, ecology, microbiology, and more! This minor requires 18 hours to be completed. 6 of the 18 must be advanced level (3000-4000) courses. One of the advanced level courses must include a lab.

    Required Courses One of the Following Elective Courses
    BIOL 1710: Biology for Science Majors I OR BIOL 1711: Honors Biology for Science Majors I
    BIOL 1720: Biology for Science Majors II OR BIOL1722: Honors Biology for Science Majors II
    BIOL 1760: Biology for Science Majors Laboratory OR BIOL 1761: Honors Biology for Science Majors Laboratory
    BIOL 2041: Microbiology
    BIOL 2140: Principles of Ecology
    BIOL 2241: Biology of Higher Plants
    BIOL 2251: Biodiversity and Conservation of Animals
    BIOL 2042: Microbiology Laboratory

    IMPORTANT NOTES Biology minors must also take at least two upper level BIOL courses, one of which must include a laboratory. Advanced electives in the minor should be selected in consultaton with an advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences. BIOL 2041 and 2042 must be taken at the same time

    The following courses MAY NOT be used toward a minor in biology: BIOL 3030, BIOL 3500, BIOL 4080, BIOL 4160/70, BIOL 4180/90, BIOL 4800, BIOL 4805, BIOL 4850, BIOL4900/10, BIOL 4920, BIOL 4940, BIOL 4950, BIOL 4951

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Biological Sciences
    Life Science Wing A, Room 128
    (940) 565 - 3627
    Biology@unt.edu

  • Professional Selling

    Prospect and secure the customers that fuel the business cycle – driving production that leads to growth and expansion and funds innovative research. Sales professionals are the most important conduit for information and communication in many industries including telecommunications, transportation, construction, manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceutical and medical products, and many more. This minor requires 18 credit hours.

    Required Courses
    MKTG 3010: Professional Selling
    MKTG 4470: Business to Business Marketing
    MKTG 4570: Professional Selling Analytics
    MKTG 4670: Advanced Professional Selling
    MKTG 4770: Sales Force Design and Management
    MKTG 4805: Internship in Professional Selling

    Students must apply for admission into the minor in Professional Selling and meet specific admissions criteria. Meet with an advisor from RCOB to discuss this minor

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Business and Marketing
    Business Leadership Building, Suite 110
    (940) 565 - 2110
    RCOBAdvising@unt.edu

  • Psychology

    Psychology is one of the most versatile pathways a student can choose. UNT at Frisco students are taught the intricacies of the psyche and are exposed to the ways this can be applied in numerous careers. A minor in psychology requires 18 semester hours, including 6 advanced hours. Some fields may require more than the minimum 18 hours to provide adequate background for employment.

    For more information, please contact:

    Psychology Department:
    PsychologyDepartment@unt.edu
    940-565-4682
    Terrill Hall 316

  • Social Science

    A minor in Social Science offers an interdisciplinary approach to 21st century education. This approach allows you to tailor your minor to your specific needs and career goals. You’ll have a greater understanding of societal needs, diverse cultures and individual responsibility. Your viewpoints could prove vital to how a company or organization operates.

    A minor in Social Science requires 6 hours in one department and 12 hours in another department, including 6 advanced hours. Courses may be chosen from the following areas: anthropology, economics, geography (Human Geography only), history, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.

    For more information, please contact:

    Social Sciences Department:
    IGST-SOSC@unt.edu
    940-565-4529
    General Academic Building 220

Certificates

  • Data Analytics

    Training and experience in data analytics is becoming increasingly important in nearly any career. This certificate comprises a collection courses that undergraduate students from any major may use to complete an undergraduate certificate in Data Analytics. 15 credit hours are required to complete this certificate.

    The certificate provides students an understanding of fundamental concepts of contemporary statistical and data analytics methods, as well as experience in obtaining, wrangling and learning from big data. Certificate courses emphasize applications of methods for solving problems in science, business, and industry with real-world data and case studies. This certificate helps prepare graduates to be highly competitive in the employment marketplace.

    Undergraduate Required Courses Graduate Required Courses
    IPAC 4130: Data Analytics and Computational Statistics I
    OR
    MATH 3680: Applied Statistics
    AND
    IPAC 4230: Data Analytics and Computational Statistics II
    IPAC 4240: Principles of Data Structures, Harvesting and Wrangling
    IPAC 4250: Principles of Data Visualization for Large Data
    IPAC 4340: Methods for Discovery and Learning from Data
    ADTA 5130: Data Analytics I
    ADTA 5230: Data Analytics II
    ADTA 5240: Harvesting, Storing and Retrieving Data
    ADTA 5250: Large Data Visualizations
    ADTA 5340: Discovery and Learning with Big Data

    For more information, please contact:

    Data Analytics Department
    analytics@unt.edu
    940-565-2000

  • Residential Property Management

    Residential rental properties are a crucial component of total housing in the United States, and especially in Texas, where more than one in three people live in rental housing. The economic viability of rental properties, the quality of life available to residents, and the reputation of the industry depend upon the talents and dedication of residential property management professionals. Careers in property management or real estate development include apartment community management, professional property management companies, real estate investment trusts, banks and financial institutions, government agencies, and land development companies.

    The Residential Property Management Certificate is a 12 hour program. Participants in this certification program must fulfill their requirements through the following courses:

    Required Courses (12 Hours) One of the Following Courses
    REAL 4200: Property Management
    REAL 4210: Advanced Property Management
    BLAW 4790: Property Management Law
    REAL 2100: Principles of Real Estate
    REAL 4000: Real Estate Finance
    REAL 4300: Real Estate Investments
    REAL 4400: Real Estate Valuation

    NOTE: FINA 3770 is a prerequisite or corequisite for REAL 4000, REAL 4300, and REAL 4400

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Logistics and Supply Chain Management encompasses all of the activities involved in getting a product to the consumer. The field is so broad that virtually any business could be a potential employer. The Logistics program will provide you with a well-rounded, state-of-the-art education using a "learn today, apply tomorrow" classroom philosophy.

    For more information, please contact:

    Department of Logisitics and Operations Management
    Business Leadersnhip Building
    (940) 565 - 2110
    RCOBAdvising@unt.edu

  • Digital Social Sciences

    Learn new perspectives and ways to study social trends and interactions using digital research tools such as web scraping, text mining, network analysis, and social simulations. Data from digital technologies allow us to gain unprecedented insights into human behavior, social networks, and social inequalities. The core courses do not require any statistical or computer science background! Any self-starter who is excited to learn cutting-edge theories and research methods will succeed in this program. All courses can be applied to a Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology, or Business.

    Core Courses 6 Hours from the Following Courses
    INSD 5220: Digital Social Science
    INSD 5220: Digital Research Methods
    INSD 5210: Information Theory
    INSD 5203: Social Science Text Mining
    INDS 5230: Social Network Analysis

    For more information, please contact:

    Dr. Gabe Ignatow
    DSS@unt.edu>