Graduate Academic Minors - Graduate Students

Non-designated minors

Non-designated minors consist of course work constituting a unified plan of  study that includes a minimum of nine hours of graduate course work. These minors should be listed on a student’s plan of study; however, they are not listed on a student’s transcript.

Obtaining approval for a minor

Both designated and non-designated minors must be approved by the student’s major advisor, the student’s academic program director of graduate studies, and the Graduate School.

In addition, the inclusion and completion of a designated minor must be approved by the director of graduate studies (or academic program chair/program director) of the academic program or interdisciplinary group offering the minor. Designated minors are listed on a student's transcript.