California State University, Long Beach                                                                                                

Policy Statement
January 28, 2000

Academic Minors
(This policy supersedes Policy Statements 78-37 and 96-13 and 96-13 rev.)

This policy was recommended by the Academic Senate on December 2, 1999
and concurred by the President on December 15, 1999.

    A minor consists of a minimum of 18 units, as specified by the department or program, at least nine of which must be upper division. 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 no 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.  The minimum overall GPA in courses toward the minor is 2.0. A minimum of six units of coursework toward the minor must be taken at CSULB.

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 and have that so noted on the transcripts. Unlike certificates, minors are awarded only as part of a baccalaureate degree. Students may not finish a minor after they have graduated, except in conjunction with a second baccalaureate degree.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2000