MINOR AND DUAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

What is a "minor"? A minor is a set of courses in a subject area, totaling a minimum of 12 semester units, including a minimum of 6 upper-division residence units. Detailed descriptions of minor requirements are available in the respective department office.  Refer students to the academic department for details.

What are the requirements and exceptions for earning a minor?

  • Minors must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Minors must include at least 6 upper-division units in residence
  • Courses in the minor may NOT also count toward a student's major except as Additional Requirements to that major.
  • Courses fulfilling requirements for a minor usually may be counted toward General Education. Refer to the description of the specific minor with each academic department for exceptions.
  • A student may earn two minors provided that the requirements above are met for each and that at least 12 units in each of the two minors are distinct.

What is a "dual major"?
Undergraduate students have the option to complete the requirements for more than one major at the time of completion of the baccalaureate degree.  When students apply for graduation, they must designate which is the primary degree major.

What are the requirements and exceptions for earning a dual major?
Dual B.A. majors must include a minimum of 24 units exclusive of the other major, 12 of which must be upper-division.

  • Dual B.S. majors must include a minimum of 36 units exclusive of the other major, 18 of which must be upper-division.
  • Units may be double-counted for both majors above 24 mutually exclusive units (12 upper division) in B.A. programs and 36 units (18 upper division) in B.S. programs.
  • Courses in General Education may be used to fulfill secondary major requirements.
  • Students may not earn a special major as a dual major.