Diving Technology and Methods - Minor

The minor in Diving Technology and Methods combines practical scuba training with advanced coursework highlighting the scientific and professional applications of diving. Students get hands-on experience conducting scientific diving research and gain certification as Dive Masters and Dive Instructors. Students in any major may establish a minor field of study in Diving Technology and Methods through completing 16 hours from the designated courses. A minimum of 8 hours must be completed at the 300- to 400- level.  

In addition to the course requirements, students must:

  • Complete a medical statement showing no contra-indications to diving or have a recreational scuba diver’s physical examination.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5.
  • Maintain good health and fitness appropriate to the level of diving required. Adverse behaviors that put the diver or other participants at risk such as the use of alcohol or certain medicines may require the diver to be removed from the program.
Select from:16
Required Physical Activity (Conditioning Swimming)
Required Physical Activity (Positive Impact Diving)
SCUBA Diving I
SCUBA Diving II
Rescue Diving
Alternative Diving Technology
Dive Leadership – Divemaster
Dive Leadership – Instructor
Tropical Marine Ecology
Introduction to Scientific Diving
Methods in Research Diving
Total Semester Credit Hours16

Minimum of 6 hours at 300-400 level.

Must complete a medical statement or have recreational scuba divers physician examination.

Must maintain a GPA of 2.5.

Must maintain good health and fitness appropriate to the level of diving required.