Undergraduate Minors

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An undergraduate minor is a coherent program of study requiring some depth in the subject, but not as extensive of a program as the major, and allow students to gain expertise in an area secondary to their major. Minors require 18-30 credit hours, and our campus has more than 100 undergraduate minors to choose from. Most minors entail a comprehensive study of the discipline, rather than focusing on a narrow subfield of study. The department offers minors in Agricultural Safety and Health and in Technical Systems Management. Click here to see a list of all minors offered on campus

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Agricultural Safety and Health Minor

The minor in agricultural safety and health is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the occupational safety and health issues associated with production agriculture. The program familiarizes students with the primary injury and illness control methodologies of behavioral persuasion and motivation, engineering design, and regulation or enforcement and their related strengths and weaknesses of effecting injury and occupational illness rates among agricultural populations. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of how to develop a safety risk management plan for a farm or other agricultural related business.

A minimum of 18 hours and a 2.5 GPA is required for enrollment in this minor.

See current requirements

For more information about the agricultural safety and health minor, please contact:

Dr. Robert Aherin
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
336 AESB
raherin@illinois.edu
217-333-9417

Technical Systems Management Minor

The minor in technical systems management is designed to broaden the student's ability to solve problems involving the application, management and/or marketing of agricultural engineering technologies. The minor in technical systems management will benefit those students who want to supplement their major field with the study of related technologies. A minimum of 18 hours is required for the TSM minor.

Prerequisites for technical systems management minor (not included in required 18 hours):

  • Mathematics 234
  • Physics 101 and Chemistry 102 and 103
  • Physics 102 or Chemistry 104 and 105
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA
  • A minimum of 60 credit hours

See current requirements

For more information about the technical systems management minor, please contact:

Dr. Joe Harper
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
360T AESB
jgharper@illinois.edu
217-333-2738