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Academic Minor


  • A minor is defined as a course of study that enables a student to make an inquiry into a single discipline, or to investigate a particular topic across the boundaries of two or more disciplines.

  • In either case, the minor is not simply a specified number of credit hours, but a well- defined program.

  • A minor should complement the student’s major and not simply expand it with more courses in the same field. For this reason, students may not ordinarily pursue both a major and minor in the same discipline. However, in the case where a discrete topical minor is administered by the student’s major department, an exception may be in order.

  • A minor consists of an ordered series of courses totaling at least 15 credit hours:

    1. At least 12 of which must be beyond core curriculum and courses specified for major or other minor requirements and
    2. At least 6 of which must be at the 300/400 level.
    3. At least 9 hours of the minor must be organized in a logical sequence of required courses which provides general direction for the student’s study.
    4. At least one course in the minor must be completed at The Citadel or in a Citadel Study Abroad program.
    5. The student must earn a grade-point average of at least 2.000 on all coursework completed in the minor.
    6. Requirements for the minor must be completed concurrently with requirements for the student’s major.
    7. A student who meets all requirements for an approved minor will have both the major and minor indicated on the transcript.

Please see the following list of Academic Minors and their requirements:

Aerospace Studies

African American Studies

American Politics: Democracy and the Political Process

Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics

Applied Statistics


Business Administration


Computer Programming


Criminal Justice

East Asian Studies


Electrical Engineering


Fine Arts

French, German, Spanish



International and Military Affairs

International Criminal Justice

International Relations

Intelligence and Homeland Security

Law and Legal Studies

Leadership Studies

Management Information Systems

Mechanical Engineering

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Non-Western Studies



Southern Studies

Sport Management

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