An undergraduate student may elect to complete a minor. Also, some departments require or recommend a minor as part of the undergraduate degree.
The minimum criterion for any minor is 12 units of course work completely distinct and separate from the course work in one's major. At least 6 units must be upper division and at least 6 units must be taken at SJSU. The student must achieve a minimum aggregate GPA of 2.0 for all coursework required for the minor (university policy S16-4). Courses designated as "preparation for the major" may be included in the minor and are considered distinct from the major. If a minor is completed after a degree has been granted, the minor is not recorded on the student's permanent record.
Minors are only available to undergraduate students.
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).