Degree Requirements - Minors

CSM graduate student may earn a minor in any valid graduate level degree program offered at CSM, or any valid graduate level minor

CSM graduate students may not earn a minor in an undergradaute minor area or an undergraduate or graduate level emphasis area. In addition, CSM graduate students may not earn a minor in any subject that does not already exist as a graduate level degree or graduate level minor.

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Minor with a Master of Science and Engineering Programs  

  • Students must select a minor representative from the minor area of study to serve on the committee.
    • Minor rep must be full time CSM faculty in the department of the minor field
  • Minimum of 9 semester hours of course work in the minor area.
    • All minor coursework must be approved by the student’s advisor, home department head, and minor representative.         
  • These credits count towards the maximum number of transfer credits allowed.
    • Less than half of the credit hours towards a minor may be in the form of transfer credit hours from another university.

Minor with a Doctor of Philosophy

  • Students must select a minor representative from the minor area of study to serve on the thesis committee.
    • Minor rep must be full time CSM faculty in the department of the minor field
  • Minimum of  12 course credits or coursework in the minor area.
    • All minor coursework must be approved by the student’s advisor, home department head, and the minor representative.          
  • These credits count towards the maximum number of transfer credits allowed.
    • Less than half of the credit hours towards a minor may be in the form of transfer credit hours from another university.

Note: the minor will appear on the student's transcripts, but not on the diploma.

 

Minor Field Committee Representative

In addition to the responsibilities of a Regular Committee Member, the Minor Field Committee Representative has the following added responsibilities:

  •  Provide advice for, and approval of coursework required as part of a student’s minor degree program in a manner that is consistent with institutional and minor program requirements;
  •  Participate in, as appropriate, the student’s qualifying and comprehensive examination process to certify completion of minor degree requirements; and
  •  Work individually with the student on the thesis aspects for which the Minor Committee member has expertise.

 

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