Minors for Engineering Students and How to Declare One
Engineers can enroll in and be recognized for completion of any of more
than 40 different minors offered by any college of the University.
What is a Minor?
- A coherent program requiring some depth in the subject, but not as extensive
as a major.
- Most are comprehensive rather than narrowly focused.
- Usually: 16-21 hours, counting all prerequisites inside (but not outside)
the minor department.
- At least 6 hours at 400 level or designated 300 level advanced courses (and must be distinct from credit earned for the student's major or another minor).
- Completion of a minor will be noted on the student's printed transcript.
Failure to complete a declared minor carries no penalty (e.g. the transcript
does not refer to the minor at all).
- Minors are optional -- students do not need one to graduate (even in
- Sponsoring department is responsible for information and advising.
- Students cannot extend their undergraduate years just to complete a minor.
- No priority registration is given to students in the minor.
- No retroactive minors may be added after graduation.
How to Enroll
- Complete form, available from the College of Engineering (206
Engineering Hall), and return it there.
- Cannot enroll before finishing 30 hours
- Cannot enroll after first day of a student's last term before graduation.
- Course substitutions must be approved by sponsoring department and submitted
to the student's college.
Students are encouraged to consult the minor advisers and materials available
via the Web. Some descriptions may incorrectly describe limitations on
who can take the minor -- consult the sponsoring department if you have
Note - Computer Engineering students may not minor in Computer
Science but Electrical Engineering students may.
Note - For more information about minors and the minor declaration form, go to the Grainger College of Engineering Wiki.
Bioengineering Minor - Check for the most current information about this minor at: Department of Bioengineering, Bioengineering minor
Computer Science Minor - Check for the most current information about the CS minor at: Department of Computer Science, Computer Science Minor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Minor - Check for the most current information about the ECE minor at: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ECE Minor
International Minor in Engineering - Check for the most current information about the international minor at: International Programs in Engineering
Math Minor - Check for the most current information about the math minor at: Department of Mathematics, Mathematics Minor
Please see the Office of the Provost‘s website for more information about minors on campus.