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Curricular Requirements for a Minor in Scuba Diving (16 credits hours)

Required courses (8-10 credits hours)

  • KIN 108 Openwater Scuba (2 credits)
    Provides classroom and confined water work needed to scuba dive safely in open water.  Must be able to swim 250 yards continuously, tread water 10 minutes, and swim underwater 50 feet.
  • KIN 208 Advanced Open Water Scuba (2 credits)
    Students will learn to navigate underwater and dive at night. Each student will also choose three scuba specialty areas to gain diving experience. Certification available, but not required.  Prerequisite: KIN 108 or permission of instructor.
  • KIN 308 Scuba Diving Specialties (2-4 credits)
    Instruction in rescue and at least two other diving specialties (e.g., deep, night, dry suit, ice, cave, wreck) within the realm of recreational scuba diving. Certification available, but not required. Prerequisites: KIN 208 with certification or permission of instructor.
  • KIN 408 Divemaster (2 credits)
    Students complete supervised dives, perform dive briefings, act as safety/rescue divers, and lead underwater tours to learn to be responsible Divemasters and eligible for employment. Divemaster certification available, but not required. Prerequisites: KIN 308, Dive Rescue certification, or permission of instructor.

Electives (6-8 credit hours)

Students should select elective courses based on how and where they will be applying their diving skills. 

Communication Science Disorders

  • CSD 121 Sign Language I (3 credits)
  • CSD 122 Sign Language II (3 credits)

Emergency Management

  • EM 276 Introduction to Hazards (3 credits)
  • EM 304 Principles of Emergency Management (3 credits)
  • EM 351 Emergency Medical Technician's Training (4 credits)
  • EM 352 Emergency Medical Technician's Training (4 credits)

Family and Consumer Science

  • FCS 254 Operation of Lodging Property Systems (3 credits)
  • FCS 255 Front Office Management (3 credits)
  • FCS 453 Lodging Systems Management (3 credits)

Foreign Language

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portugese
  • Spanish

Geology

  • GEOL 115 Oceanography (3 credits)

Health Education

  • HE 251 First Aid (2 credits)

Information Systems

  • IS 125 Business and Technology in a Global Society (3 credits)

Instructional Design and Technology

  • IDT 240 Photography (3 credits)
  • IDT 340 Advanced Photography (3 credits)
  • IDT 345 Electronic Imagery (3 credits)
  • IDT 360 Instructional Video (3 credits)
  • IDT 406 Advanced Topics in Photography (3 credits)
  • IDT 408 Advanced Topics in Photography (3 credits)

Kinesiology

  • KIN 359 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3 credits)

Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

  • LEJA 310 Fire Protection (3 credits)

Management

  • MGT 349 Principles of Management (3 credits)

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • MET 364 Welding and Casting (3 credits)

Physics

  • PHYS 100 Physics for Society (4 credits)

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

  • RPTA 366 Commercial Recreation (3 credits)

Zoology

  • ZOOL 414 Ichthyology (3 credits)
  • ZOOL 415 Invertebrate Zoology (3 credits)
  • ZOOL 416 Mammalogy (3 credits)
  • ZOOL 452 Freshwater biology (3 credits)

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