A minor may be required or recommended at the option of the major department. A student may also elect to complete a minor. The minimum criterion for any minor must be 12 units of course work completely distinct and separate from the course work in one's major. However, courses in preparation for or in support of the major may be included in the minor. Of the courses taken for a baccalaureate minor, 6 units must be upper division; for a teaching credential minor, 12 units must be upper division or graduate. If a minor is completed after a degree has been granted, the minor is not recorded on the student's permanent record.
If a student has completed the requirements for two or more minors, each minor must independently satisfy the criteria for a single minor. Additionally, each minor must include a minimum of 12 units of course work completely distinct and separate from the course work in the other minor(s).