Undergraduate Minors and Certificates

This is an archived copy of the 2020-2021 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.twu.edu.


Students from any discipline may pursue a minor in the areas of study below unless otherwise noted.


  • Biological Research - This certificate program is designed to encourage and recognize students who engage in a substantial and coordinated program of undergraduate research in the Department of Biology. 
  • Business Leadership - For students pursuing a major in any discipline at TWU, a Certificate in Business Leadership is offered. This certificate program is designed for individuals who are interested in improving the knowledge and skills they will need as leaders in a variety of careers in a dynamic 21st century. 
  • Musical Theatre - This certificate program may appeal to students interested in directing for the musical theatre, acting in the musical theatre, music directing in the musical theatre, or even designing for the musical theatre.
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership - The Outdoor Adventure Leadership Certificate will provide learning opportunities through practical experiences that will build specialized skills that can be utilized in outdoor activities including climbing, camping, hiking, and challenge course facilitation. Students who complete the program will have the knowledge and skills to be a leader in outdoor adventure organizations such as parks and recreation, churches, university outdoor programs, educational settings, and many other outdoor activity-based programs.
  • Science, Society, and Sustainability - Sustainability can be defined as using resources to meet the needs of today without jeopardizing future generations from being able to do the same.  However, different disciplines have different perceptions with regard to sustainable practices. The goal of the Certificate in Science, Society, and Sustainability is to integrate the principles and values of sustainable practices into all aspects of education and learning in order to enable our students to address the social, economic, cultural, and environmental problems facing the new millennium.