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Prepare to work for resorts, cruise ships, or dive shops among others career opportunities in deep diving through our minor in scuba. You’ll learn the basics required to receive further training to become a technical, scientific, or rescue diver.

This minor works well with majors in:

What You Will Learn

Our minor in scuba will prepare you for a career that requires diving for investigative, research, or rescue-related work. You’ll also get the basics required to receive further training to become a/an:

  • technical diving professional
  • scientific diver
  • rescue diver
  • other diving professional

Program Requirements

To earn a minor in scuba, you will be required to first take courses in aquatics, lifeguard training, and water safety. You’ll build on essential water safety skills through scuba training in both closed and open water. The program culminates in an aquatics internship you’ll complete in order to graduate.


If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Leland Yarger.

Total Credits: 18


A few of the classes you will take include:

  • Introduction to Aquatics
  • Open Water SCUBA
  • Lifeguard Training
  • Advanced SCUBA Diver
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

Contact your advisor to enroll.