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. 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.) In some curricular areas, the Evening Campus offers courses totaling fewer than 18 semester hours.
Students must (1) obtain approval of the minor from an academic advisor and (2) declare the minor before having earned 60 semester hours, after which the College does not assure that a minor can be earned.
Majors, minors, emphases and concentrations may not be added to an already-earned degree.
Specific requirements for minors
In some curricular areas, the Evening Campus offers courses totaling fewer than 18 semester hours. In these areas and with the advisor's approval, students may earn additional semester hours through day courses and/or transfer credit.