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Student-Designed Minor

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The student designed minor originates with a student’s interest in issues or questions that cross disciplinary lines.

Admission into the minor. Proposals for the minor are developed by the student in consultation with faculty. Proposals require a clearly defined rationale, a tentative set of courses (including one activity that clearly integrates the program of study), and identification of a faculty sponsor. Students are expected to formally declare a minor. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the minor throughout the entire higher education career.

Minor courses. The student-designed minor requires successful completion of the following 21 semester hours:

Electives 300 or 400 level*9

*Coursework should be selected from at least two disciplines and from a set of courses based on the approved proposal.

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. If necessary, students may consult with the minor department academic advisor for questions concerning minor requirements.

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