An academic minor can be a great way to diversify and enhance your curricular experience, gain knowledge in an area outside of your major, or compliment your current major.
Minors should be carefully considered and declared as early as possible to ensure proper completion of the necessary coursework. It is our hope that minors are an intentional part of a students academic choices, and therefore they require a certain degree of advising for the minor.
All departments offering majors also offer minor concentrations in the same field. Some departments also offer minors in more specialized areas. Other minors are offered in areas with no corresponding major.
Minor concentrations consist of at least five interrelated courses, at least one of which is taken at an advanced level (300 level or above). Students planning minors may consult with appropriate major advisors about guidelines and restrictions. Only one course in a minor program may also be counted toward the student’s major, and no course may be included in more than one minor program.
During the process of completing the minor declaration form, students will meet with the department coordinator to outline the requirements for the minor. This information should be used in later advising meetings to ensure proper completion, in union with classes required for the major.
Declaring a minor
Students must complete the Minor Declaration Form, which can be picked up in Kollett Hall or at the Office of the Registrar.
A minor cannot be declared before a major is declared. More information on the major declaration process is available here.