Think About Minors

What's a Minor?

Think of it as a mini-major or a concentrated "second major" with fewer required credits. Minors require a minimum of 18 credits and typically no more than 21 credits with at least 6 at the 400 level. In most cases, students do not have to be enrolled in the college that offers a particular minor.

Learn more about finding minors, considering special requirements, and applying for minors in the Undergraduate Advising Handbook section on minors.

Where Can I Look for Minors?

Applying for a Minor

A student applies for a minor by submitting an entrance-to-minor application form to the person in charge of the minor. Eligible students must be at least fifth-semester standing (60 credits).

A student can also apply to enter a minor in eLion (click on Minor Declaration) if the program does not have prerequisites.

Completing a Minor

When a student graduates, the Registrar records any minor(s) on his/her transcript, and the student receives an official certificate of completion for each.

Withdrawing From a Minor

If a student applies for a minor but does not complete it, no action is required to withdraw from it. It is simply not recorded.