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The Minor

If you are interested in two or more areas of study, you should consider completing one or more minor programs. Minor program requirements are listed in the chapter of this catalog under the department that offers them. You will find a complete list of the minors offered at Minor Programs Offered by UC Davis.

A minor typically consists of 18 to 24 upper division units in courses specified by the department or program offering the minor. Courses used to satisfy the requirements of a minor, including those completed elsewhere, must be approved by an adviser in the sponsoring department or program. You are also expected to complete all courses that are prerequisite to the upper division courses required for the minor.

When unique subject matter essential to the academic coherence of the program is offered only at the lower division level, the program may include a single lower division course as part of the minor in lieu of an equal number of units in the upper division courses.

For successful completion of a minor, you must have a grade point average of 2.000 in all courses required for the minor.

If you want to have completion of a minor certified on your transcript, you must file a minor petition on the OASIS portal at https://students.ucdavis.edu/. Requirements for the minor must be met by the time of graduation.

Additional Requirements for Colleges

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Transfer units will not normally be used to satisfy minor requirements. Exceptions will require approval by the student's adviser and the Undergraduate Majors and Courses Committee.

No more than one course applied to the satisfaction of requirements in the major program shall be accepted in satisfaction of the requirements of a minor. No course used to satisfy the requirements of one minor shall be applied toward any other minor.

College of Biological Sciences

Students in the College of Biological Sciences may not complete a minor in the same field as the student's major. This includes any minor offered by the department or curriculum committee in charge of the student's major. All major and minor requirements must be completed within the 225 total unit limit.
No more than one course applied to the satisfaction of requirements in the major program shall be accepted in satisfaction of the requirements of a minor. No course used to satisfy the requirements of one minor shall be applied toward any other minor.

College of Letters and Science

With the exception of interdisciplinary minors approved by the College Executive Committee, students in the College of Letters and Science may not complete a minor offered by the department or program in charge of the student's major. You can elect only one minor in a subject area.

No more than one course applied to the satisfaction of requirements in the major program shall be accepted in satisfaction of the requirements of a minor. No course used to satisfy the requirements of one minor shall be applied toward any other minor.

Requirements for Schools

Beyond minors offered by the undergraduate colleges, there are two additional minors available for undergraduate students. The School of Education offers a minor in Education and the Graduate School of Management offers a minor in Technology Management and. The process for declaring these minors is the same, students file a minor petition on the OASIS portal at https://students.ucdavis.edu/.

School of Education

Any student may minor in Education.

School of Management

The Graduate School of Management offers the Technology Management Minor and Minor in Accounting. To complete the Technology minor, students must complete a minimum of 20 units of coursework in the minor with a GPA of 2.000 or better. Coursework in the Tech minor will complement the student's undergraduate major studies with training in accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior and operations. The minor also provides students with business and management skills that will enable them to apply training from their major program in a business setting. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Undergraduate Accounting Minor gives you the opportunity to enhance your coursework with a carefully crafted series of five upper-division courses. These courses are designed to prepare you for accounting-related careers or advanced study in accounting. All five courses, 20 units total, must be completed to receive the minor certification.

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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM