Gain an Extra Competitive Advantage

Stevenson’s professional minors are designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. Each of Stevenson’s professional minors consists of four courses tied to an in-demand industry or profession. In addition, the Stevenson Career Connection Center coordinates panels, internships, and site visits with strategic partners in each professional minor sector to help students further explore career options.

The Stevenson Career Connection

Professional Minors aren’t just about coursework. They are also about connecting with professionals in the field and gaining real-world experience through internships. Stevenson’s academic departments and the Stevenson Career Connection Center partner to provide Professional Minor students with a variety of services.

  • Career Panels give you with the opportunity to meet and talk with professionals in the field
  • Site visits bring you to local businesses related to the PM fields.
  • Internships help you develop skills directly related to Professional Minors
  • Workshops such as “Marketing Your Professional Minor” help you translate your PM experience into eye-catching items on your resume.

Current students should reference the  for more information on how to declare a professional minor and incorporate the classes into their academic plan.

Real World Connections

Our Professional Minors program offers students the ability to tackle tangible projects, obtaining skills that modern day employers are searching for.

Meet Our Students & Alumni

A Local and Global Impact

Arman Khan
Computer Information Systems Major / Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Minor

“With a powerful combination of theoretical and practical know-how in both technology and entrepreneurship, I aspire to have my own startup in this exciting and ever-evolving field.”

Professional Minors at Stevenson

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Have you ever thought about launching, running, and building your own business?

Add a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development to the discipline expertise you will learn in your major and give yourself a head start in making your entrepreneurial dreams come true.

This professional minor will prepare you to understand the skills and commitment required to start a new venture or build a small business; to organize and write a complete successful business plan that can be used to start a business and apply for venture capital; and to set appropriate marketing objectives for small business growth.


  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Business Planning

Event Planning

Do you love to plan and coordinate fun details for events and celebrations? Want to learn how to generate an audience and influence others?

Become part of a growing industry of meeting, convention, and event planners, prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively plan and execute gatherings as a career or within an organization. Learn to prepare detailed event programs, select and manage venues, assess risk, formulate budgets, and promote events to target audiences.

Pair event planning with the discipline expertise you gain in your major to add value in corporate, non-profit, or arts environments. Whether fundraising or friendraising, you will learn to use events to advance organizational goals.

Students will have an opportunity to practice their skills while planning events for real clients.


  • Event Planning and Publicity
  • Social Media Communication
  • Principles and Practices of Public Relations
  • Advanced Event Planning

Human Resources

Do you want to be a key player in developing the culture and values of a company? Are you good at problem solving and conflict management? 

Did you know that many jobs in the growing field of Human Resources will be filled by people with a wide range of degrees? Pairing your discipline knowledge with a professional minor in Human Resource Management will provide a solid foundation for careers in the human resources industry.

You’ll study workforce development, compensation and planning, and employee relations, opening doors to careers in human resources management; employee recruitment, training, and development; employee compensation and benefits; or labor relations.


  • Human Resource Management
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Training and Development
  • International Human Resources

Management and Organizational Leadership

Do you want to be a team leader, change agent in your field, or future executive? 

Get a head start with a Management and Organizational Leadership Professional Minor, which will help you develop the skills you need to be a leader in your field by providing a foundation in business management through the study of management fundamentals, employee relations, and organizational leadership.

Pair this with the discipline expertise you will learn in your major to take the first steps toward becoming a leader of tomorrow.


  • Employment Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Human Resource Management

Real Estate

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to help businesses grow and realize their potential by developing commercial and industrial properties? 

Pairing a Real Estate Professional Minor with your major can lead to careers in property management, commercial real estate, or sales.

Learn about the basics of land use, acquiring property, maximizing the value of property while preserving the environment, understanding markets, developing raw land, and infrastructure planning.  


  • Principles of Real Estate
  • Property and Asset Management
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate Market Analysis, Valuation and Finance 

Software Design and Coding

Did you know that tech companies don’t just hire computer science majors? In fact, the tech industry values employees with a wide range of skill sets. 

Pair the valuable “soft” skills you will learn in your major with a foundation in information systems to gain a competitive advantage in the tech world.

A Software Design and Coding Professional Minor can open doors to emerging careers in gaming, virtual reality, digital publishing, and creative entrepreneurship.


  • Relational Database Design and SQL
  • Computer Programming I & II
  • Business Application Programming or Mobile Application Development

Web Design

Learn the skills and experience to perform web design, front-end web development, and basic design for digital media. Students learn relevant digital imaging tools; plan and execute interactive code; gain experience in current web development frameworks and content management systems; explore user experience concepts; and apply best practices for designing websites.

Pair the web design minor with the expertise you gain in your major to add value in corporate, non-profit, and start-up organizations.

Seeking a bigger challenge? Bolster your front-end web design coursework with a second professional minor in Software Design and Coding.

Please note: Due to significant overlap with required program courses, Graphic Design majors and Marketing majors in the Digital Marketing Track cannot pursue this professional minor. 


  • Fundamentals of Digital Media
  • Web Design I & II
  • Mobile and Responsive Design