- The Minor
- Double Minors
- Invalid Minor & Major/Minor Combinations
- The Interdisciplinary Minor
- Procedure for Declaring or Changing a Minor
- Major/Minor Declaration and Change Form
Minors, either disciplinary or interdisciplinary, may be closely related to a student's major, selected as an alternative field of specialization, or chosen simply for personal enrichment.
Generally, a minor is no more than six courses (normally about 18 credits) and ensures that a student pursues an area of study in some breadth and depth beyond the introductory level and outside of the major.
Starting with the Class of 2019, successful completion of a minor requires a final minor GPA of 2.00.
Students may declare up to two minors. This option must be requested by submitting a signed Major/Minor Declaration or Change Form prior to enrollment in the student's final semester.
No more than 50% of the credits required for a major may fulfill any other major or minor program requirements in which a student is enrolled, so some combinations of double majors are not allowed. Academic Departments and Programs may also restrict certain major and/or minor combinations.
Check the following chart before submitting a Double Minor Application:
Interdisciplinary minors (formerly referred to as Interdisciplinary Concentrations) give students the opportunity to explore, in some depth, a well defined question or topic beyond the major requirements. Students interested in pursuing an Interdisciplinary minor should contact Prof. Peter Ubertaccio, the Director of the Martin Institute for details.
- Complete the Major/Minor Declaration or Change Form below
- Obtain the signature of the appropriate Department Chair or Minor Program Director.
- Sign the form and return it to the Registrar's Office, Duffy 112
- Note: You must fill out a Major/Minor Declaration or Change Form to drop a minor, but you are not required to obtain any signatures