Asian Studies

The Asian Studies minor facilitates and promotes global citizenship and prepares Butler students to encounter a world that is increasingly shaped by Asia. An Asian Studies minor will appeal to students who are interested in Asian history, politics, culture, or society. As a multidisciplinary minor, courses will introduce students to different theories and methodologies that can be used to better understand Asia and its many regions including Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the larger Asian diaspora. Students will have the opportunity to take courses that cover large regions in Asia and courses that focus on specific Asian countries and cultures. 

While this minor is grounded in the humanities and social sciences, it is meant to engage students from across the University. Students may earn credits towards the minor both in the classroom and by studying abroad, particularly through the University’s Butler in Asia program.

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Applied Local Food system

The Applied Local Food System (ALFS) minor is a cross-disciplinary program where students, instructors, internship host sites, and community members learn through collaboration. As a cohort, ALFS students apply their learnings to create innovative solutions to local food system challenges by improving equity, environmental function, ecosystem services, and economic viability. This minor enables students to contribute to the enhancement and construction of resiliency and equity within the larger global food system.

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Esports Communication

The Esports Communication minor builds in-demand skills needed for success in the booming world of competitive gaming. In this interdisciplinary minor, students will gain a foundation in esports production, communication, business, marketing, and more, preparing students for a variety of careers in esports. 

In addition to the core set of courses in the minor, you will have the ability to choose specific areas of interest with electives in multimedia graphics, leadership, sales, entrepreneurship, and media analytics.

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Pre-Optometry

Pre-Optometry advising at Butler is geared toward undergraduate students who intend to apply to a graduate level health professional school. You will be advised by designated faculty advisors, and will also have a second, pre-health academic advisor who will ensure you understand which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites for Optometry school. We also will provide information on selection and applying to professional schools.

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Pre-Law

If you’re interested in attending law school after completion of your undergraduate degree, you can choose a major that’s of greatest interest to you as law schools recruit from every discipline. Your pre-law advisor will work with you to choose law-related subject matter and also assist with the law school application process.

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Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-Physician Assistant advising at Butler is geared toward undergraduate students who intend to apply to a graduate level health professional school. You will be advised by designated faculty advisors, and will also have a second, pre-health academic advisor who will ensure you understand which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites for Physician Assistant school. We also will provide information on selection and applying to professional schools.

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Veterinary Medicine advising at Butler is geared toward undergraduate students who intend to apply to a graduate level health professional school. You will be advised by designated faculty advisors, and will also have a second, pre-health academic advisor who will ensure you understand which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites for Veterinary Medicine school. We also will provide information on selection and applying to professional schools.

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Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Occupational Therapy advising at Butler is geared toward undergraduate students who intend to apply to a graduate level health professional school. You will be advised by designated faculty advisors, and will also have a second, pre-health academic advisor who will ensure you understand which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites for Occupational Therapy school. We also will provide information on selection and applying to professional schools.

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Pre-Dentistry

Pre-Dentistry advising at Butler is geared toward undergraduate students who intend to apply to a graduate level health professional school. You will be advised by designated faculty advisors, and will also have a second, pre-health academic advisor who will ensure you understand which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites for dental school. We also will provide information on selection and applying to professional schools.

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Pre-Medicine

Pre-Medicine advising at Butler is geared toward undergraduate students who intend to apply to a graduate level health professional school. You will be advised by designated faculty advisors, and will also have a second, pre-health academic advisor who will ensure you understand which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites for medical school. We also will provide information on selection and applying to professional schools.

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