A minor represents a coherent program of study in a discipline other than the student’s major degree program. Successful completion of a minor program is recognized on the transcript and with a Minor Certificate at graduation. Recognition is thus provided for a significant education experience in another discipline.


All SES students have the option of minor studies within SES or across the other schools. 

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Guidelines for Minor Programs


For minor studies in SES please refer to the respective departmental pages.  The general guidelines for a minor program in an engineering discipline are:

  • Minor programs will consist of a coherent sequence of a minimum of six courses. A minimum of two courses (minimum 6 credits) should be in addition to those courses required to complete a student’s major degree program (which includes general education courses).
  • The minor program must be in a discipline other than that of a student’s major program of study. As such minors are distinguished from options within the major discipline or any concentration within the student's major program of study.   
  • The Minor Advisor may allow courses awarded transfer credit to be used but these must constitute less than half of those applied to the minor program.
  • A student may earn no more than two minors.
  • Entry to a minor program requires the student to have a minimum GPA of 2.5. In order for a course to count towards a minor the grade of C or above must be achieved.