III: Degree Requirements and Graduation Procedures, and the Academic
in 1999, students in the College are given the option of electing
one or more academic minors offered by units within the College.
Note that electing to earn an academic minor is optional; it
is not a requirement; and note too that there is no limit on
the number of academic minors a student may elect. Departments
and programs in the College now have the option of creating academic
minors, and as such minors receive College approval they will
be listed with their requirements and other pertinent information
on the Student Academic Affairs website at
minors and their requirements appear in Chapter VI.
the opportunity exists for students to propose their own individual
concentration program, an individual minor is not allowed. An
academic minor will require no less than 15 credits of course
work, will show structure and coherence, and will contain some
upper-level courses. Students who declare and complete an approved
academic minor will receive a notation on their student transcript
but not on their diploma.
A.B. or B.S. student who wishes to complete an approved academic
minor must develop a plan for the minor in consultation with
the designated advisor, who must also approve it. The academic
minor is not an option available to students earning the B.G.S.
may not elect courses in an academic minor plan by the Pass/Fail
grading option, but must take academic minor courses for a grade,
either A-E or, in the case of Residential College courses, with
may not elect a concentration and an academic minor, or two academic
minors, offered by the same department or program, unless a specific
exemption to this policy is noted with the approval of the minor.
may not use more than one course to meet the requirements of
both a concentration plan and an academic minor, but one course
may overlap and count for both.
course may be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one
the academic minor has prerequisites, students taking courses
to meet the prerequisites to a concentration may also count those
courses as prerequisites to the academic minor.
Placement credits may not be used to meet the requirements of
an academic minor, but may be used to meet prerequisites to an
students electing an academic minor are required to meet the
area distribution requirement, courses elected to meet the requirements
of an academic minor also may be part of the student's area distribution
- A student
must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in courses taken to
meet requirements of an academic minor, including any prerequisites.
- A course
or courses that are part of a student's academic minor may also
meet the Language Requirement, the Upper-Level Writing Requirement,
the Race & Ethnicity Requirement, or the Quantitative Reasoning
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