Individually Designed Minor Requirements

Minor - 24 units

  1. Select 24 units in consultation with advisor and Assistant Dean of College of Letters and Sciences.
  2. If more than 15 units are to be taken in any one department of the College of Letters and Sciences there must be prior approval by both that department and the department of your major

At least 12 units proposed for the minor must be earned after the plan has been approved.  If more than 12 units are from a single college outside of the College of Letters and Sciences, approval of the Dean of that college is required. No more than 9 units from the major discipline(s) may be included.

A statement of the content, nature and rationale of your proposed individualized minor must be approved by your major department. The minor should consist primarily of courses above the general survey level. Further, the proposed minor shall be sent to the Office of the Assistant Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences for the Dean's approval.

The minor should be prepared early in your college career, preferably before the second term of your junior year. Any substantial subsequent changes in your minor should be approved by your major department and the Dean.

The responsibility for certifying that you have met the requirements of your minor rests with the department of your major, if you are a Letters and Sciences major. For students who are not Letters and Sciences majors, the responsibility of certifying the completion of the minor on the application for diploma rests with the College of Letters and Sciences. Contact the Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences for information and advising in the individualized minor.