Offering of Academic Minors
Policy Memorandum No. 11c
Recommended by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies: February 12, 1979
Approved by University Council: April 2, 1979
Approved by the President: April 2, 1979
On recommendation of the Commission on Undergraduate Studies,
University Council approved the following six statements of policy
relating to minors:
- Except for very unusual academic programs (for example,
interdisciplinary), minors are to be offered only in areas of approved
majors. Minors will not be approved for options within a major area of
- The current 27 credit hour minimum requirements should be
retained for departmental minors.
- All departments with approved minors shall provide advising for
students seeking a minor in that department. This stipulation is
implicit in any proposed minor, and the details of advising are subject
to the discretion of the college and departments concerned and need not
be specified in the proposal.
- In those cases where there is an indication of specialization
within a minor or where less than eight hours of course work at the 3000
level or above are required, the proposing department is expected to
provide clear and specific justification for such proposals. Departments
should include a statement of all course prerequisites which are unusual
or are not obvious to one seeking a minor.
- Minors are to be processed through a college curriculum committee
and the CUS for review and approval.
- A QCA of 2.00 is required in the minor. These statements were
developed by the Committee on Review and Evaluation and the Committee on
New Academic Programs of the Commission on Undergraduate Studies. They
are considered a clarification and codification of pre-existing policy.
President's Policy Memorandum