Government Contracting Minor

Discover and better understand the multi-billion dollar government contracting industry.  

Gain a strong foundation in securing contracts, understanding the federal procurement system, marketing to the government, and supply chain management in a global economy. 

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The government contracting market sector is huge. At the federal level, alone, the U.S. General Accountability Office reported that annual obligations through contracts for goods and services exceeded $430 billion. Many of the federal agencies that contract for goods and services, as well as the contractors that carry out those contracts, are located in the Washington, D.C metro area. The government contracting minor is designed for business students who are interested in a possible career in government contracting and those who wish to better understand the industry. You’ll gain an understanding of best practices, processes, and methodologies used in government contracting from a government agency’s perspective, as well as from a government contractor’s perspective. 

Eligibility and Requirements 

  • Available to undergraduate Costello College of Business students 
  • The minor requires the successful completion of 15 credits (5 courses) with a grade of C or higher. Up to two classes can be used for dual credit (major and minor) 
  • Requires sophomore standing (30 earned credits) to begin minor courses. 

How to Declare a Minor 

1. Download the Undergraduate Declaration of Minor Form

Download the Undergraduate Declaration of Minor form from the Office of the Registrar.

2. Meet with an Academic Advisor

Schedule a meeting with one of our academic advisors to review requirements and prerequisites. Bring your minor declaration form to the meeting to obtain the required advisor signature

3. Submit Your Completed Form to the Office of the Registrar

See this guide to ensure the correct routing and facilitate faster processing.


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