New MinorsThese guidelines provide an overview of the procedure and guidelines for proposals. If the guidelines are unclear, or if your program has some unique characteristics that require special input, please contact Curriculum Services.
New minors do not require Chancellor's Office approval. President's have the authority to approve the implementation of minors. See Executive Order 602.
A minor is a formal aggregate of courses in a designated subject area distinct from and outside the student's degree major. Per EM 86-01: "A minor shall include not fewer than 18 nor more than 30 semester units. Each shall include a minimum of 6 upper-division units" (the system rule is 12 or more semester units with 6 upper division).
A new minor may only be approved where adequate faculty, physical facilities, and library holdings sufficient to establish and maintain the option, advising pattern, or minor already exist or where it is reasonable to expect such support can become available.
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