Students have the option of graduating with credit for having completed minors as well as majors. A minor shall consist of a minimum of 18 credits of work in one department or in one of the special and combined programs (9 credits above the 100 level, of which 6 must be at the 300 to 400 level).
A student majoring in a department requiring 48 or more credits for the major in its own or other departments may apply 6 of those credits toward a related minor with the approval of the department(s) offering the minor program.
Not all departments or programs offer minors, and some that do offer minors require more than 18 credits and may require specific courses. Students who wish to minor should make sure that the minors they desire are available and ascertain the specific requirements for these minors. These requirements are explained in the program descriptions in the Programs, Faculty, and Courses chapter in this catalog.