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Minor Program Regulations

  1. Minor programs are established after being proposed by respective Faculty Boards and approved by the University Senate.
  2. A minor program may be open only to students from designated departments.
  3. The total course credit units in a minor program can be in the 18-24 range.
  4. The total credit units of elective courses (if any) is limited to 50% of the total credit units in the minor program.
  5. Students may enroll in a minor program no earlier than their third and no later than their fifth semester.
  6. A student cannot be enrolled in more than one minor program at the same time.
  7. A student who has left or was expelled from a minor program may not register to the same minor program again.
  8. To be eligible to apply for admission to a minor program, the cumulative GPA (CGPA) of a student has to be 3.0 or greater.
  9. Course transcripts for minor programs are kept separately from major programs. GPA’s for major and minor programs are calculated separately from each other. A student’s major program transcript does not include courses taken as part of a minor program.
  10. Courses within the major curriculum, or their equivalent courses, may not be taken to fulfill the requirements of a minor program.
  11. If the CGPA of a student is below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, the student is expelled from the minor program.
  12. A student is expelled from the minor program if he/she fails to take any courses from this program for two consecutive semesters. However, semesters spent at a foreign institution on an exchange program are not regarded as part of this duration.
  13. Outgoing exchange students may apply to substitute a single course they have taken and succeeded at a foreign institution for an equivalent course in their minor program. Applications are evaluated by the relevant faculty or school board. A course taken during an exchange program cannot be transferred to both a major and a minor program.
  14. To qualify for a minor program certificate, a student must complete all courses for the minor program with a C or higher grade and have a minor program CGPA of at least 2.5. A minor program certificate is not equivalent to a diploma.
  15. A student may choose to leave a minor program at any time. Performance in a minor program does not affect graduation from the major program.
  16. Extra time is not granted if a student completes all the graduation requirements of his/her major before fulfilling the requirements of an enrolled minor program. The student is expelled from the minor program in this case.
  17. A student enrolled in a minor program may take a maximum of two minor courses per semester. An additional minor course may be taken if approved by the relevant dean or director.
  18. Minor courses will be listed in the minor transcript even if the minor program is terminated.