ISE undergraduates have the opportunity to broaden their education and make themselves more marketable to a field of interest by taking a minor in another department. There are over 100 minors available to undergraduate students at the University of Florida. With the approval of the undergraduate coordinator, students may receive technical elective credit for courses required in a minor.
Please note minors are entirely administered by other departments, and those departments should be contacted for more information. The list below highlights a number of minors of possible interest to ISE majors. Note that a number of minors require coursework that is already required in the ISE curriculum. An application is required. Click on each minor to get further details.
This minor is designed to prepare students for careers as actuaries. The required courses cover the material for the beginning examinations and VEE credits leading to an associateship in the major national actuarial societies.
The business administration minor provides non-business undergraduates with an overview of the major functional elements of business.
This minor, administered by the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, provides the academic background in the application of computers to scientific and engineering problems and prepares students for graduate study in computer-related disciplines.
This minor, administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is designed for engineering students who want additional knowledge in electrical engineering.
The interdisciplinary minor in leadership, in conjunction with the successful completion of the degree program, provides students an opportunity to develop fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory or management positions in private companies and nonprofit organizations. Because the minor is interdisciplinary, it will draw on the expertise of faculty and staff in colleges across campus, which may include Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communications, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
This minor is designed for engineering and science students with interests in materials science and engineering. Materials concerns are critical to engineering design and analysis and new materials are needed for microelectronic packages, biomedical applications, super-conducting films, tool bits, cutting tools, construction, fuel-efficient engines and other industrial and scientific applications. This minor provides the academic background to understand materials design, selection and processing. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of materials-related courses that complement their degree programs. Advisers are also available in 108 Rhines Hall.
The minor in mathematics is open to all students who are not majoring in mathematics.
This minor is for those interested in nuclear engineering and requires at least 16 hours of coursework.
This minor provides a basic understanding of packaging and incorporates useful tools for commerce with courses in real-world issues facing the packaging industry. This minor will help students gain employment in the packaging industry.
The minor in physics consists of the complete sequence in general physics.
The minor in public leadership, offered by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduates interested in careers in the public and private sectors. Through course work and practical experience, students gain the skills and knowledge necessary for effective and ethical leadership careers. The minor is intended to complement a variety of majors, including the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, journalism and business.
Graduates with this minor are regarded highly by recruiters for industries seeking sales engineering staff. The minor provides the academic background for careers in sales, managerial and entrepreneurial pursuits. Graduates are more effective communicators. They are trained to promote and market new technologies and related products. The curriculum enhances the engineering discipline with courses in communications, business, management and accounting. There is a core requirement of seven to eight hours, a communication skills elective requirement of three hours and a management skills elective requirement of six to eight hours. This minor is administered by the ISE department.
This minor requires a minimum of five 4000-level statistics courses. Of these, no more than three hours can be transfer credits.
Sustainability is most commonly defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is characterized by three overarching concerns: maintaining ecological and environmental health; creating economic welfare; and ensuring social justice. The aim of the Minor in Sustainability Studies is to help students understand the ways in which these three concerns are interrelated and to explore how they best can be pursued at local, national, and global scales. The Minor is thoroughly interdisciplinary, benefiting from the teaching and research of faculty from multiple departments and colleges. It is explicitly designed to complement any major area of study.
The UFTeach minor in mathematics is appropriate for students who wish to teach mathematics at the middle school and high school levels in Florida. This is an alternative certification program, specifically a Professional Training Option (PTO), meant to prepare math students for temporary teacher certification in Florida. Professional teacher certification is attainable after one year of successful teaching in a Florida public school. Please refer to the Florida Department of Education for more information. The minor requires completion of coursework in the professional preparation areas of human development and learning, assessment, classroom management, instructional strategies, reading competency, and curriculum and special methods. Students will have extensive opportunities to integrate their teacher education coursework with actual K-12 mathematics classroom experience. This program includes field experiences in local schools. A Level 2 background check (fingerprinting) by the School Board of Alachua County will be required prior to placement.
Society’s demands on the natural environment continue to increase as communities grow to meet population demands. Planning addresses the interface between the social, environmental and economic dimensions of communities and regions. Never before has the need to shape visions and guide community outcomes been greater. The minor in urban and regional planning introduces students to the challenging and vital aspects of creating, improving and sustaining communities and regions.