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Minors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Minors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The following text is taken from Policy on Minors for the College and from Minors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Committee on Curricula and Courses, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, April 1997.

  • Except where the CLAS rules are more stringent, the University's rules for Minors will apply to all Minors in the College; the governing University document is indicated in the first paragraph of the appended policy statement.
  • A Minor must consist of at least 15 credits of course work at the (200's level or higher) revised to read 2000-levelĀ or above (University Senate course renumbering project-2008).
  • Students may not major and minor in the same discipline.  However, there is no general restriction on counting the same course towards both a major (including relateds) and a different Minor.
  • A student may double-count the same course towards both her major and a Minor.  (This will happen rarely, mainly where a major requires courses outside the main department.)
  • A proposal for a Minor in CLAS should clearly indicate
    • (a) the core concepts and questions considered integral to the discipline;
    • (b) the courses that students may choose among for the Minor; and
    • (c) how those courses cover the core material.
    As for majors, a department (or departments) must propose to add or revise a Minor to the CLAS Committee on Curricula and Courses.  Please use the Proposal to Add or Change a Minor Form.  Note that the University's policy requires a Minor Plan of Study, detailing the requirements, as part of any proposal for a Minor.


Last updated 9/3/2013