A minor is defined as a course of study of at least 18 semester hours outside the student's major.
Academic minors may be earned in disciplines as specified by the department faculty. Requirements are a grade point average of 2.0 or higher for 18 semester hours. The Education Certification Minors require a grade point average of 2.8 within the minor and between 43-76 semester hours depending on the individual minor.
Courses for the minor may also meet general education or major requirements, and at least 9 of the 18 semester hours must be earned in Columbia College coursework. (Transfer courses equivalent to courses designated are accepted toward the minor.)
Majors and minors may not be added to an already earned degree.
In some curricular areas, the College offers courses totaling fewer than 18 semester hours. In these areas, students may earn additional semester hours through transfer credit and/or enrollment (through cross-enrollment) with the University of Missouri-Columbia and/or Stephens College so the total semester hours earned are at least 18.
Specific requirements for minors