The purpose of a minor is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an interest in a field outside of their major. Minors generally consist of six courses within a discipline or set of related disciplines with a progression of course levels. If a minor requires additional prerequisite courses, these courses are clearly indicated in the description of the minor within the University Catalog.

A student may earn a minor in an area of study concurrently with the major degree but not subsequently. Normally credits counted toward the requirements of the major may not be used to meet the requirements of a minor. Each individual school/college may have additional policies on meeting minor requirements, which are listed in the University Catalog. Completed minors are noted on student transcripts.

To ensure sufficient time to complete a minor, students should submit an application to declare a desired minor prior to the end of their sophomore year. Completing a minor often necessitates taking additional courses beyond degree requirements.

To have a minor appear on their transcript, students should apply to declare a minor prior to their senior year. Applications to declare a minor may be obtained in the dean’s office of the school/college offering the minor, which will refer the student to the designated adviser for the minor. The adviser will indicate on the application for the student the number of credits and the specific courses required. At least one-half of the credits needed for a minor must be taken at Quinnipiac. Under special circumstances a dean, with the permission of the provost, may suspend the admission of new students into a minor for an academic year.

The following is a list of approved minors: