Engineering and Science Minors
The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech offers minors in the following areas. A student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course applied toward meeting the requirement of a minor. See the Louisiana Tech Course Catalog or talk to your advisor for more detailed requirements.
The minor in Actuarial Science is a minor offered by the Mathematics and Statistics program that requires 18 credit hours to complete. The minor prepares students to work in a range of fields, including positions in industrial and government jobs that analyze the potential for undesirable events to occur and plan for those events.
Students minoring in Actuarial Science complete the following courses.
- INEN 301 (or ACCT 202)
- STAT 405
- MATH 315
- MATH 490 (9 hours) in a statistics area in support of Actuarial Science
NOTE: For Mathematics majors who wish to minor in Actual Science, MATH 315, STAT 405, and nine hours of MATH 490 used for the Actuarial Science minor can not be counted towards major requirements; a 300-level or above mathematics course needs to be used in place of INEN 301 to fulfill the major requirement.
Data Center Engineering (Multidisciplinary)
The minor in Data Center Engineering is a multidisciplinary minor requiring 26 hours. This minor prepares students to work with the specific needs and challenges in the complex environments of modern data centers in government, industry, and academia. This minor requires 9 credit hours of courses in thermal systems engineering, 6 credit hours in power engineering, 8 credit hours in IT systems or computer networks, and 3 credit hours in a project experience. In each of these disciplines students may choose from the following selection of courses:
Thermal systems engineering courses (9 hours)
- ENGR 222
- MEEN 332 or CMEN 332
- MEMT 313 or CMEN 213
Power engineering courses (6 hours)
- ELET 280 or ELEN 481
- ELET 360 or ELEN 381
IT systems/computer networks (8 hours)
- ITEC 460 or ITEC 220 or CSC 220
- ITEC 440 or ITEC 420 or CSC 403 or CYEN 481 or ITEC 410
- CIS 444 or ELET 460 or CSC 450
Project experience (3 hours)
- Any engineering senior design sequence or CSC 404
Energy Engineering (Multidisciplinary)
A multidisciplinary minor in Energy Engineering is also available. Students pursuing this minor may choose 21 hours from an assortment of College of Engineering and Science courses such as CHEM 420: Chemical Thermodynamics, CMEN 415: Theory and Practice of Radiation Protection and Shielding, ELEN 481: Power Systems, MEEN 431: Energy Conversion Systems, MEEN 435: Internal Combustion Engines, PHYS 424: Quantum Physics, or other similar courses consistent with the student’s career objectives and approved by the student’s major program chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- and 400-level.
A minor in Biomedical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Biomedical Engineering (BIEN) courses approved by the Biomedical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.
A minor in Chemical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Chemical Engineering (CMEN) courses approved by the Chemical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.
A minor in chemistry consists of Chemistry 250, 251, 252, 253, and 254 and eleven additional hours of chemistry, of which eight must be 300 - or 400-level.
A minor in Civil Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Civil Engineering (CVEN) and/or Mechanics and Materials (MEMT) courses approved by the Civil Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.
Students in other departments who wish to minor in Computer Science are required to take 21 semester hours of Computer Science courses consisting of Computer Science 100, 120, 122, 220, 325, and six additional hours at the 300-level or above.
A minor in Electrical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Electrical Engineering (ELEN) courses approved by the Electrical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.
A minor in Industrial Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Industrial Engineering (INEN) courses approved by the Industrial Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.
Students in other departments who wish to minor in mathematics are required to take Math 242, 243, 244, 245 and an additional 9 semester hours earned in statistics courses or mathematics courses numerically above Math 300 and Statistics 200 (other than STAT 402). No more than 6 semester hours may be in statistics. Note: The student must have met all prerequisite requirements before enrolling in any mathematics or statistics course.
A minor in Mechanical Engineering consists of 21 credit hours of Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) and/or Mechanics and Materials (MEMT) courses approved by the Mechanical Engineering Program Chair. At least 12 hours of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.
Students from other departments who elect a minor in physics should complete Physics 201, 202, 261, 262 and 14 semester hours of advanced courses 300-400 level.