In order to enhance the college experience and assist in the development of Career ArchitectureSM, Stevenson University offers students the chance to structure and to pursue a minor field of study separate from and in addition to the student's major field of study. The minors program allows students to expand their career options and professional flexibility, to develop skills to be applied to graduate or professional programs, and/or to pursue personal or intellectual interests. The minor option represents a significant opportunity for students to assess their needs and aspirations and to construct their own courses of studies at Stevenson.
All students are encouraged to consider the minor option, but students are not required to pursue or complete a minor field in order to complete a degree. Students who wish to minor in a particular field or discipline can structure a minor course of study with the assistance of an academic advisor, and they must declare their intentions to the Registrar. Not all minors are offered in an accelerated format.
The minor consists of at least 6 courses (for a minimum of 18 credit hours) in a particular discipline. For departments that offer bachelor's degrees, these courses must come from the major requirements within the discipline. These courses may be at any level, but students must meet all regular prerequisites before taking any course. All courses taken for a minor must be in the same discipline and none may be a Core Skills requirement except by permission of the department or program in which the minor is pursued. Courses that are among the "Major Requirements" of a student's major at time of graduation may not apply toward that student's minor. At least nine of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Stevenson University.
Upon graduation, the student's transcript will indicate the minor course of study that the student has completed.
Minors are currently being offered in the following fields:
For information on whether or not a minor is being considered in other fields, contact the appropriate department chair or program coordinator. Some departments and programs may individually decide not to offer a minor. The following departments have already decided not to offer minors at the present time: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Medical Technology, and Nursing.