How to Declare a Minor (Undergraduates)
If you're an undergraduate and you want to declare a minor, follow the steps below. Find your Undergraduate Minor Code.
Facts about minors:
- A minor is a set of courses within a well-defined subject. Examples: African Studies, Philosophy, etc.
- Academic departments and programs may offer minors. The requirements must include at least 28 units, including at least 20 upper-division units.
Declare a minor:
- Make sure you understand the general university requirements for minors.
- Lower-division classes can apply to both your major and your minor.
- You can't use upper-division courses that satisfy your major to fulfill your minor requirements.
- You can't use an upper-division course to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor.
- Read the Academic Senate policy on minors (section E).
- Check on specific requirements for the minor you've selected.
- Read your minor's entry in the General Catalog's courses and curricula section.
- If you want to declare a minor that's not in the catalog, check with the department advisor.
- Check with your college advisor to see if your college requires a program of concentration and how that would affect your eligibility for declaring a minor.
- Complete an Undergraduate Declaration of Minor using the Major/Minor tool.
- If you need to change a course in your approved minor, contact the department directly.
If you have questions, contact the appropriate resource: