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Curriculum Minors

A curriculum minor constitutes a program of study less extensive than that of a major. Although minors do not qualify as degree programs, approved minors are recorded on the transcript of a student who successfully completes the requirements. Minors are awarded only with the completion of a degree. Students may declare a maximum of two minors.

Minimum standards for acceptance into and completion of minors are the same as for majors. Specifically:

  • one-half the minor requirements must be completed in residence
  • minimum cum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in the courses used for the minor
  • no more than two courses may overlap between/among majors and/or minors. Any additional overlap must be supplemented with additional coursework.

Within a broad range of purposes, a minor may:

  • provide an academic emphasis in a department or provide a program of study in an interdisciplinary area,
  • offer students an opportunity to pursue interests different from their major field, and
  • help students to enhance their job potential upon graduation.

Departmental minors are listed under their respective departments in the chapter, "Academic Departments, Programs, and Courses."

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