Minors are available to declared baccalaureate degree students as an option in the Landmark College curriculum.
A minor provides a student with an opportunity to take on a second area of focus beyond the major. This could be an area that compliments the student’s major or different area of interest a student wants to explore. A minor is not required to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Engaging in the study of a discipline through a minor promotes connections to multiple departments, as well as to a subject area that a student may choose to pursue beyond the attainment of their bachelor’s degree.
A completed minor is noted on a student’s degree transcript and serves as further demonstration of a student’s intellectual persistence and dedication to a particular academic discipline.
A minor requires between 15 and 24 credits. Some minors may require completion of prerequisites that are not included in the total requirements of the minor.
The following are required by a student pursuing a minor:
- Students may not minor in the same area of study as their baccalaureate degree.
- Students are expected to earn a C (2.0) average in the minor requirements to earn the minor.
- A maximum of eight credits can be at the 1000 level.
- At least three credits in the minor must be at the 3000 level or higher.
- At least nine credits in the minor must be Landmark College institutional credits.
- At least nine credits must be unique to the minor, that are not shared with the major or any other minor.
- Substitutions for specified courses or cluster courses are not allowed.
- A department or program may include courses that are graded on a credit/no credit basis in a minor, but all other courses in the minor must be taken for a grade.