Minors are designed to be independent of the major field. For example, a student majoring in sociology may not minor in sociology or social science research. A list of approved minors can be found in the current catalog.
Guidelines for Minors
1. At the time of graduation, a student must have an average of 2.0 in the minor or it will be removed from the student’s record.
2. Because students are not required to complete a minor in order to graduate, the Registrar’s Office will automatically withdraw a student’s minor if the requirements are not fulfilled by the date of graduation.
3. If any course required for the minor is not offered or is dropped from the curriculum, an acceptable substitute may be counted. The appropriate substitute must be approved by the coordinator or department sponsoring the minor and the Registrar’s Office must be notified by the department.
4. A minor is declared on the Declaration of Minor form which is available in the Registrar’s Office.
5. Students must take a minimum of nine credits in the minor AT HOOD.
6. Courses in the minor MAY count for the Core.
7. A minimum of 12 credits for the minor must be taken outside the student’s major field and may not overlap with the major. If there is additional overlap, the credit must count in the major field. The course may be used to fulfill a requirement in the minor, but the credit may count only in the major.
8. No more than 3 credits of a minor may overlap with a second minor. The course may be used to fulfill a requirement in the minor but the credit may count only in the first minor. A student may have to take an additional 3 credits to fulfill the requirement of 15 credits in the second minor.
9. A maximum of 21 credits may be counted in the minor (unless a particular minor requires more than 21 credits, such as chemistry).
10. No advisor will be assigned for the minor, but you should consult the coordinator of the minor for any questions you may have about the minor.
11. Students are limited to two majors and a single minor or a single major and two minors.
12. Students may develop their own minor, with the approval of the Committee on Academic Standards and Policies, provided they meet the minimum number of credits and course levels required of minors.