Clarkson University offers a minor in Project Management that is available to all undergraduate students. This minor is intended for students in all majors who want to prepare themselves for potential careers in project-centered work. A unique benefit of this minor is that students can pursue certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI) ™ after completing the requirements of minor. PMI’s Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) ® is considered the pathway to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification that is rapidly emerging as one of the fastest growing professional certifications in many industries and career areas. Additionally, certain students may opt to sit for the American Society for Quality’s “Certified Quality Improvement Associate” exam since the Quality Management course covers the body of knowledge for that particular certification. Students who pursue the minor are under no obligation to sit for the CAPM ® or CQIA ®, which require an application and separate fee, completed and paid for by the student.
To achieve a minor in “Quality-based Project Management,” students must maintain a 2.0 average in the five (5) three-credit courses, distributed in the following fashion: