2019-2020 Catalogue

Minor in Health and Industry

The Minor in Health and Industry comprises four courses related to health and its applications to individuals, society or industries. This minor may help students acquire a deeper understanding of their personal health, the biological basis of health and disease, and the psychological contribution to physical well-being.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
Select four of the following (must be in addition to the NASC requirement in the general education core; at least one must be designated as NASE/C and one must be designated as PS):12
Human Biology
Evolution, Human Genetics and Behavior
Elements of Living Systems
Chemistry of Sustainable Products
Experimental course in NS 1
Health of Nations: Anatomy and Function of Health Systems in the United States and Around the World
The Science and Business of Biotechnology
Human Nutrition: From Science to Life
Human Health and Disease in Today's World
Biology of Mind
Global Health Challenges
Human Inheritance
Industrial Ecology
Experimental Course in NS 1
Pioneers in Psychology
Sports Psychology
Child Psychology
Dynamics of Personality
Positive Psychology
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology 1
Environmental Psychology
Social Psychology
Gender Psychology
Health Psychology
Nonverbal Behavior and Judging Others
Psychology of Self
Abnormal Psychology

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.