2023-2024 Course Catalog
At their option, a student may pursue one or more minors. A minor consists of a minimum of 15 credits as designated by the program or department. A maximum of eight credits can apply to both a major and a minor. Any number of courses from the minor can apply to General Education requirements. No course may fulfill more than two requirements among majors, minors, and general education. Internships and independent studies may be a part of the requirements of a minor. There are no capstone requirements for the minor. At least 50% of the credits toward the program minor must be taken at Chatham and a grade of C- or higher must be earned in all minor courses completed after spring. A student must earn a G.P.A. of 2.0 or above within the minor. The minor appears on the official transcript.
The self-designed minor consists of a minimum of five courses in an area of study for which a program minor does not exist. The student prepares a proposal for the minor that includes a title, a statement of the educational goals, identification of learning outcomes and a list of courses that will be included in the minor. Internships and independent studies may be included in the requirements for the minor. The self-designed minor proposal must be submitted to and approved by a full-time faculty member in the discipline most closely related to the proposed minor and at least one department chair. Responsibility for the monitoring of the minor rests with this faculty member; a copy of the approved course list must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the student’s graduation audit. No more than two courses may be double counted toward a self-designed minor and a major. Courses in the minor may also be counted toward the General Education depth requirement. At least 50% of the credits toward the self-designed minor must be taken at Chatham and a grade of C- or higher must be earned in all minor courses.
See appropriate department pages for requirements and courses.