Registrar’s Office, April 2017
Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an “Academic Minor.” A minor is a cluster of thematically
related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. Computer programming & info
systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies). Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide
Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the
minor. Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A
statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student’s transcript at the time of graduation.
The following requirements must be satisfied for approval of the minor:
A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student’s major program of study.
Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the
requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor
has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits, with the exception of the Chemistry minor and Air Force ROTC minors which
require 22 credits.
At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor.
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in their minor, with the exception of the Women, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies minor.
Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math
minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
Students are permitted to double-count minor courses with liberal arts courses, general education courses and with free
electives but can only double-count up to 6 credits of required “major” coursework toward the minor.
Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or
curriculum Dean. Courses from one Minor cannot share with other Minors.
A. In the space below, the Coordinator of the Minor must indicate all courses and credits to be completed in order to fulfill the
Student should keep a copy of this form:
Student Signature: ______________________________ Date: _________________________________
Shared with Major – Yes or No
(limited to 6 credits)
egistrar’s Office, March 2020