A minor must consist of 18-24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 credits in coursework requiring one or more prerequisite courses or courses at or above the 300 level.
For an interdisciplinary minor, there must be coursework from at least two different departments/programs/schools; it must have a faculty sponsor who is a member of the tenure-track teaching faculty in an academic department and who is familiar with the focus of the minor; and it must be approved by the student’s major advisor and the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. Faculty statement must include student’s learning objectives and outcomes for the proposed minor.
The proposed minor must not duplicate or nearly duplicate opportunities available to University at Albany students through an existing minor program.
A student, wishing an interdisciplinary minor, must submit an application and a written proposal to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. At a minimum, the student must have the title of the courses which comprise the minor, a statement indicating the reason(s) for this request, and the names and signatures of the major advisor. The student must also have a faculty sponsor provide a supporting statement for this proposal.
The completed applications, proposal, and supporting statement from the faculty sponsor should be submitted on this form for presentation to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee.
Current contact: Assistant Dean Karen Acosta McNeill, Office of Undergraduate Education, LC 30, (518) 442-3950, email: email@example.com.