California State University, Long Beach                                                                                                                                      

Policy Statement

14-09

 


 

Academic Minors

 

(This policy supersedes Policy Statement 00-04)

 

This policy was recommended by the Academic Senate on April 10, 2014 and concurred by the President on July 30, 2014.

 

 

1.0                REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR

 

    • A minor consists of a minimum of fifteen units, as specified by the department or program, at least six of which must be upper division.

 

 

    • The minimum overall GPA in courses toward the minor is 2.0.

 

 

    • A minimum of six units of coursework towards the minor must be taken at CSULB.

 

 

2.0                RELATIONSHIP OF ACADEMIC MINORS TO ACADEMIC MAJORS

 

    • Minors are awarded only as part of a baccalaureate degree. Students may not finish a minor after they have graduated.

 

 

    • The minor may be in a single subject or interdisciplinary. Students may not declare or receive a minor in the same subject as the major, and the major and minor may not have the same title. The description of each minor shall have a statement listing all majors, if any, that may not be combined with that particular minor.

 

 

    • Students should refer to the requirements of the department and college of their major, to see whether a minor is required for that major. Even if a minor is not required, students may elect to complete one or more minors from those available.