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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 University Undergraduate Advising Handbook section on minors.
Where Can I Look for Minors?
- Minors for Baccalaureate Candidates (alphabetical)
- Undergraduate Minors (sort by college/campus or code)
- University Park Minors Clustered by Areas of Interest
- eLion (click on Minor Themes)
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.