Exploratory Business

Butler’s Exploratory Business program is perfect for those interested in studying business, but are undecided about their major. Exploratory Business majors are encouraged to explore. Rather than starting down a path you’re unsure about, you can explore all of the options within business and find the best fit. You will receive help from both an academic advisor and a personal career mentor. In addition, the Freshman Business Experience class will help you learn more about yourself and explore all of the business disciplines.

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Business Law

Butler’s Business Law minor will give you basic law vocabulary and foundational theory through introductory accounting and economics courses. Our minor provides an introduction to ethical and legal issues that surround business activities and transactions, preparing you for the real world landscape you’ll enter into after graduation.

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Business

Students pursuing a general Business minor will take courses that expand their understanding of business basics. The business minor will introduce you to the language and tools of business through accounting, economics, information management, and business statistics. You can then choose courses to gain a deeper knowledge of business disciplines such as finance, operations management, or marketing.

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Art History

The Art History minor encourages creative and critical thinking through visual analysis. Open to any student whose primary major is not Art, this minor offers 21 credit hours of study focusing on art’s past and present within its various contexts, such as political, sociological, and cultural, as well as the frameworks provided by artistic practice and critical discourse.

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Pre-Pharmacy

Butler’s unique, highly-selective, two-year, Pre-Pharmacy program invests highly in its students, ensuring you will take classes from—and be advised by—pharmacy faculty starting on day one. At the end of the two year, pre-professional stage, you will have a direct pathway into the prestigious Doctor of Pharmacy program, as long as you maintain satisfactory academic progress and complete the Professional Phase admission process. This direct pathway means you’re not competing with your other classmates for a select number of spots in the PharmD program; rather, you’re competing only with yourself to ensure all the admission criteria are met.

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Sport Coaching

Our minor in Sport Coaching requires 19 credit hours and is open to all Butler University students, regardless of college or field of study. The program is a collaboration with Butler’s Health and Recreation Center and prepares students for coaching opportunities. Coursework topics include philosophy, vision and goal setting, ethical practices, building relationships, inclusive and safe sport environments, practice and competition best practices, and assessment strategies. You will also have the opportunity to attain the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS) Level 1 Coaching Certification in one sport-specific course of your choosing and/or in First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches.

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Special Education – Mild Intervention

Our minor in Special Education—Mild Intervention requires 18 credit hours and is designed for students interested in creating environments inclusive for learners of all abilities. Students learn how to assess and design programs for students receiving special education in courses and extensive field experiences. This minor is required for the Early Childhood licensure pathway, and both the minor and licensure pathway are available to students majoring in Elementary Education or Middle/Secondary Education. The minor is also available to Communication Sciences and Disorders students.

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Recreation and Sports Studies

Our minor in Recreation and Sports Studies requires 18 credit hours and is open to all Butler University students, regardless of college or field of study. The program is designed for students interested in health, physical activity, recreation, and sports. Coursework topics include prevention and treatment of injuries, officiating sports, water safety instruction, and more.

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Exploratory Education

Our Exploratory Education major is a great starter option for students who think they would like to teach or work with youth in a community setting, but aren’t sure which path to take. As a student in this major, you’ll take introductory classes in education, experience the wide variety of educational work and settings available, and participate in assessments to discover your strengths, values, and interests—all with the purpose of unlocking your passion to confidently declare a major that is right for you.

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Teachers of English Language Learners

This licensure pathway focuses on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for supporting English learners and their families in educational contexts. Students learn how to assess and design programs for English learners in courses and extensive field experiences. The program is available to students majoring in Elementary Education or Middle/Secondary Education.

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