The purpose of a minor is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an interest in a field outside of their major. Minors generally consist of 16-21 credits within a discipline or set of related disciplines with a progression of course levels as specified in the University Catalog. If a minor requires additional prerequisite courses outside of the minor, these courses are clearly indicated in the description of the minor within the catalog. A student may earn a minor in an area of study concurrently with the major degree but not subsequently. 

Normally a maximum of 9 credits in the same subject area as the major may be used to fulfill the requirements of both the student’s major and the student’s minor. The catalog lists all the policies and requirements for minors including cases where a minor allows for fewer or more than 9 credits in the same subject area to double count with a major. Completed minors are noted on student transcripts.

Electronic applications to declare a minor are located on the registrar’s office MyQ page. At least one-half of the credits needed for a minor must be taken at Quinnipiac. Under special circumstances a dean, with the permission of the provost, may suspend the admission of new students into a minor for an academic year.

The following is a list of approved minors: