Major and Minor Counting

A minor is an approved, coherent concentration of academic study in a single discipline, involving substantially fewer hours of credit than a corresponding major.

Students in most majors may pursue one or more minors and, upon successful completion of the prescribed course work, have that accomplishment officially recognized on their transcript through established verification procedures that all requirements for the minor have been met and the college of the student's major allows the official recognition of the minor.

Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may count toward both the major core requirements and the minor (minors requiring 12 credits may allow up to one course; minors requiring 15 credits or more may allow up to two courses). Courses taken as cognates, electives within the major, or towards a concentration may be counted towards the requirements for a minor at the discretion of the college or department of the major.

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

  • The use of transfer credit, field placements, internships, seminars, S/E graded courses, and independent study/research courses is limited to 3 credits in a 12 credit hour minor and 6 credits in a 15 credit hour and above minor. 
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 is required in the courses applied to a minor. The grades (including E’s) in all upper-level courses in the discipline of the minor will be reflected in the minor GPA.
  • Courses elected pass/fail (P/F) cannot be used in a minor. 
  • Integrative Studies majors may not declare a minor.