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A minor is a concentration of courses that focus on a single area or an interdisciplinary perspective as developed by the department or program that offers the minor. The department or program offering the minor is responsible for setting enrollment limits and deciding which courses are used to meet the minor. Course work consists of 15–18 hours with a minimum of 6 in residence at the 300–400 level.

Any minor offered is considered to be available to all students, resources permitting.  In some cases, approval by the advisor of the minor-granting department is required before the minor is added by the advisor in the student’s major. Substitutions in a minor can be initiated by either the major- or minor- granting department, but must be approved by both departments. Students must declare a minor no later than the date on which they apply for graduation. A maximum of two minors can be completed by students. A minor is displayed on the transcript after graduation but not displayed on the diploma.

What is a minor?

A college minor is an opportunity to explore a different field, pursue an interest or complement your major with a second field of study.  A minor is an excellent way to demonstrate to future employers that you undertook serious study of a specific subject. It adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market, demonstrating that you went above and beyond your major degree requirements.

What minor should I choose?

You should choose a minor that interests you and that complements your major. This minor should show potential employers that you have expertise in a certain aspect of that field. For example, if you major in business, a minor in economics would be an excellent choice! A minor may also combine two different areas of study to create a unique niche in your career field.

How do I declare a Minor?

We recommend that you speak to your academic advisor to incorporate a minor into your degree plan. You may apply for the minor by filling out this Minor Approval Form and return it to your academic department.

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Minors Offered by TAMUG    

Minors Offered by TAMU Colleges    

Students may elect to earn a number of minors that are taught at the Galveston campus through TAMU-College Station academic departments.

For a full list of TAMU minors, click here for a full list of TAMU minors

Please note that it is the student’s responsibility for checking the TAMU website for information on requirements for a minor as it is different for each department AND to confirm that no curriculum changes have been made for a given minor.