A minor is defined as a course of study that enables a student to make an inquiry into a single discipline, or to investigate a particular topic across the boundaries of two or more disciplines.
In either case, the minor is not simply a specified number of credit hours, but a well- defined program.
A minor should complement the student’s major and not simply expand it with more courses in the same field. For this reason, students may not ordinarily pursue both a major and minor in the same discipline. However, in the case where a discrete topical minor is administered by the student’s major department, an exception may be in order.
A minor consists of an ordered series of courses totaling at least 15 credit hours:
- At least 12 of which must be beyond core curriculum and courses specified for major or other minor requirements and
- At least 6 of which must be at the 300/400 level.
- At least 9 hours of the minor must be organized in a logical sequence of required courses which provides general direction for the student’s study.
- At least one course in the minor must be completed at The Citadel or in a Citadel Study Abroad program.
- The student must earn a grade-point average of at least 2.000 on all coursework completed in the minor.
- Requirements for the minor must be completed concurrently with requirements for the student’s major.
- A student who meets all requirements for an approved minor will have both the major and minor indicated on the transcript.