- A minor program is a prescribed area of academic study consisting of 15-18 semester hours.
- Minors are not required for graduation, however, they must be completed and awarded in conjunction with a baccalaureate degree.
- Minors will not be awarded separately either before or after the baccalaureate degree has been completed.
- At least nine of the required hours must be at the upper-division level, i.e. courses numbered 3000 or above.
- At least six credit hours of the upper division credit hours must be earned in residence at CSU.
- Courses taken in Core Area F (lower division major requirements) may be counted as coursework in the minor.
- Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E (general education) may NOT be counted as coursework in the minor.
- Students must earn a grade of at least “C” in all course work applicable to a minor.
- Students are limited to 2 minors.
- Depending upon the student’s major and the requirements of the minor, students may take courses that count toward both the major and the minor. In other words, a minor program may be established that makes it possible for a student to complete a major and a minor after having taken only 120 hours of total course work. The amount of double-counting that is possible will vary based upon the program requirements of the student’s major and minor.
- Some majors require specific minors. Please check your major degree requirements.