Policy Statement - 14-09 Academic Minors

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

  1.1 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.

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

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


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

 2.2 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.

 2.3 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.


EFFECTIVE: Fall 2014