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Pitzer College Office of the Registrar
This form should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by mid-term of the first semester, junior year.
Name: ________________________________________ ID Number: ___________________________
Minor: ________________________________________ Expected Grad Date: ___________________
Minor Advisor: ________________________________ Local Phone #: ( )
If off campus minor*, list college: ________________________________________________________
* Note: Students may only participate in an off campus minor if the field is not offered at Pitzer.
Please see policy on reverse.
Course ID # Course Title College Semester
Minor Advisor’s Signature ______________________________________ Date ________________
Student’s Signature ___________________________________________ Date ________________
For Office Use Only Entered: _______________ Initials: ___________
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Information regarding minors from the Pitzer College Catalog:
Academic Minors will be available only in existing majors and only when the relevant field group
chooses to offer one. In addition, students may choose existing minors at the other Claremont
Colleges provided that the fields are not offered as majors at Pitzer. The availability of this alternative
is contingent on the willingness of a professor at the other college in the relevant field to serve as a
minor adviser. (For example, a student could minor in geology because it is formally available at
Pomona and is not a major at Pitzer. On the other hand, if economics at Pitzer chooses not to offer a
minor, a student cannot minor in economics just because Pomona has a minor in economics
The specific requirements for a minor are designed by the relevant field group, approved by
Curriculum Committee and approved by College Council. The requirements for a minor should
include at least six letter-graded courses. Students cannot design “special” minors. Students cannot
select more than one minor. There should be no overlap between courses comprising a student’s
major and his/her minor. An exception could be made in the case where a specific course is required
for both the major and the minor, if the field group offering the minor approves.
Students will have a minor adviser (a professor in the relevant field group offering the minor). The
minor adviser’s signature is needed on two forms: one declaring the minor and listing proposed
courses and one certifying the minor prior to graduation. As with majors, minors should be declared
by the middle of the junior year. The minor adviser will not need to sign off on courses each semester;
the adviser’s role is to give advice on the minor itself such as choice of courses.