In order to enhance the University experience and assist in the development of Career Architecture, Stevenson University offers students the opportunity 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 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 study at Stevenson.
All students are encouraged to consider the minor option, but students are not required to pursue or complete a minor 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's Office. Minors must be declared prior to the student's final semester.
The following policies must be followed in order to be awarded a minor.
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: biotechnology; business communication; early childhood education: liberal arts and technology; elementary education: liberal arts and technology; interdisciplinary studies; middle school education: liberal arts and technology; and nursing.
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