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Minors

Overview

Students wishing to obtain a minor may choose any approved minor program within the College of Technology. Minimum requirements range from 15 to 18 semester hours of course work, of which 9 must be advanced; 9 semester hours in residence at UH of which 6 must be advanced; and a 2.0 minimum grade point average in all courses in the minor at the University of Houston.

The GPA for minors in the College of Technology will be calculated based upon all the grades earned in all courses attempted or completed for the minor as defined by the minor requirements listed in the undergraduate catalog.

Human Development and Consumer Sciences

To declare this minor, please download the Declaration of Minor for Human Development and Consumer Sciences form, and return it to the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences.

For the official requirements for a Human Development and Consumer Sciences Minor, see the University of Houston Catalog.

Course Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Required Courses

  • HDCS 1300 - Human Ecosystems and Technological Change

Select any four of the following courses:

  • HDCS 3300 - Organizational Decisions in Technology
  • HDCS 3301 - Consumer Science
  • HDCS 3302 - Consumer Textiles
  • HDCS 3303 - Merchandising and Consumer Science
  • HDCS 3304 - Visual Merchandising
  • HDCS 3369 - Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4300 - Research Concepts in Human Development and Consumer Sciences
  • HDCS 4302 - Apparel Analysis
  • HDCS 4303 - Merchandising Systems
  • HDCS 4370 - Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4372 - Forecasting for Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4375 - Strategies in E-Tailing
  • HDCS 4376 - Resources in Technology Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4380 - Merchandising
  • HDCS 4386 - Communication Strategies for Merchandising and Industrial Distribution
  • HDCS 4396 - Selected Topics in Human Development and Consumer Sciences

Prerequisite(s) for minor: ENGL 1303, ENGL 1304

Note: A student completing a major in Retailing and Consumer Science may not declare this minor.

Retailing and Consumer Science

To declare this minor, please download the Declaration of Minor for Retailing and Consumer Science form, and return it to the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences.

For the official requirements for a Retailing and Consumer Science Minor, see the University of Houston Catalog.

Course Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Required Courses

  • HDCS 3301 - Consumer Science
  • HDCS 3303 - Merchandising and Consumer Science
  • HDCS 4303 - Merchandising Systems

Select any two of the following courses:

  • HDCS 3300 - Organizational Decisions in Technology
  • HDCS 3302 - Consumer Textiles
  • HDCS 3304 - Visual Merchandising
  • HDCS 4302 - Apparel Analysis
  • HDCS 3369 - Entrepreneurship
  • HDCS 4380 - Merchandising
  • HDCS 4386 - Communication Strategies for Merchandising and Industrial Distribution
  • HDCS 4396 - Selected Topics in Human Development and Consumer Sciences
  • TELS 2360 - Business Law

Prerequisite(s) for minor: ENGL 1303, ENGL 1304, MATH 1310

Training and Development

To declare this minor, please download the Declaration of Minor for Training and Development form, and return it to the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences.

For the official requirements for a Training and Development Minor, see the University of Houston Catalog.

Course Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Required Courses

  • TELS 3345 - Human Resources in Technology
  • HRD 3340 - Introduction to Training and Development
  • HRD 3346 - Needs Assessment in Human Resource Development

Select any two of the following courses:

  • TELS 3346 - Wage and Salary Administration
  • HRD 3351 - Instructional Design for Human Resource Development
  • HRD 4344 - Designing E-Learning Applications

Prerequisite(s) for minor: ENGL 1304, TELS 3340 or equivalent