Policies for the Academic Minor (Fall 2008-Fall 2011)

Policies for the Academic Minor
(Effective Fall 2008-Fall 2011 | Previous Policies | Current Policies)

  1. Each A.B. or B.S. student who wishes to complete an approved academic minor must develop a plan for the academic minor in consultation with a department or program advisor, who must also approve it.
  2. After developing a plan for an academic minor with the student, the program or department advisor has the academic minor entered on the student's record.
  3. The academic minor is not an option available to students earning the B.G.S. degree.
  4. An individually designed academic minor is not allowed.
  5. Courses in the academic minor must be elected for a grade.
  6. Students may not elect a concentration and an academic minor, or two academic minors, in the same department or program, unless a specific exemption to this policy is noted in the academic minor description in this Bulletin. posted on the academics and requirements website
  7. No course may be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one academic minor.
  8. Students may not use more than one course to meet both the requirements of an academic minor and the prerequisites or requirements of a concentration.
  9. If the academic minor has prerequisites, courses used as prerequisites to a concentration may also count as prerequisites to the academic minor.
  10. Advanced Placement credits may not be used to meet the requirements of an academic minor, but may be used to meet prerequisites.
  11. Courses elected to meet the requirements of an academic minor also may be part of the student's area distribution plan.
  12. A student must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the academic minor, including any prerequisites.
  13. 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 Requirement.
  14. Students may not complete an academic minor after graduation, and an academic minor may not be converted to a concentration after graduation.

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