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 undergraduate 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.

Any CSM graduate student who wishes to earn a minor must select a minor representative, who is a graduate faculty member in the department of the minor area of study. To have the minor representative approved by OGS, students will need to submit the Thesis Committee and Advisor Assignment Request.

Minor with a Master of Science and Engineering Programs 

  • 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

  • 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.