Declaring a Minor

Students may declare a minor after the completion of the second semester, but no later than the last day of classes in the second semester of their senior year. Students may combine a minor with any major, but each minor must include at least 15 credit hours that are being counted solely toward the minor.

Students officially declare their minors by registering with the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science, as well as with the chosen department(s). A minor is not required to earn the degree. Students have the responsibility to know and satisfy all requirements for any declared minor. The Director of Undergraduate Studies of the department offering the minor is a good source of information if students have any questions.

How to Declare a Minor

Students who wish to declare a minor or make changes to their minor may download a Declaration of Minor form. Students will need to print enough forms to leave one each with the minor department(s) and the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science.

  1. Take the form(s) to the department office of the subject area(s) in which you wish to minor, where you will be assigned an adviser.
  2. An adviser will discuss the minor requirements with you and sign both minor declaration forms.
  3. Leave one form with the minor department.
  4. Return one form to the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science (350 Buttrick Hall). For students with multiple minors, the form to be returned to the OAS must have the signature of all minor advisers.

» Declaration of Minor form