Lean Six Sigma Minor


The online Lean Six Sigma Minor is ideal for individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in the areas of quality and efficiency.

The minor consists of 18 credit hours that meld two compatible methodologies: Lean (which focuses on increasing efficiencies and eliminating waste in the supply chain especially the processing stage) and Six Sigma (which is a quality-focused, problem-solving methodology).

All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required.

The online minor in Lean Six Sigma is open to all majors. Courses in the minor may satisfy requirements in a major, for example, engineering technology management and mechanical engineering technology.

Note: In addition to the minor, the University offers an online Lean Six Sigma Certificate.


The Lean Six Sigma Minor is open to all students. To complete the minor, a grade of "C" (or higher) is required in all courses. In addition, students must fulfill the University's requirements for graduation with a bachelor's degree, including successful completion of a major.

Note: Students who wish to enroll in one (or more) courses—but do not intend to pursue bachelor's degrees—may apply to the University as non-degree students. Registration is on a space available basis. For assistance, contact Indiana State Online at (812) 237-2345 or IndianaStateOnline@indstate.edu.

Required Courses


This minor is well-suited for individuals pursuing professional careers in manufacturing, construction, mechanical design, and many other service and technology industries. Quality is a vital function in every organization. Careers specifically dealing with quality are growing faster than most other careers as organizations seek to improve quality while reducing costs. In addition, the minor is excellent preparation (in combination with required work experience) for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Certification, which further enhances career opportunities.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.