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. Similarly, normally a maximum of 9 credits may be used to fulfill the requirements of two minors. 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, or for fewer than 9 credits to count for two minors. No credits in the same subject area may be triple counted between a major or a minor or a certificate. 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: