Minor Courses of Study

Minor courses of study are academic programs designed to satisfy students’ personal interests and to meet their professional needs. Students explore, in some depth, the offerings in a field of study. A minor course of study provides the student with significant experience in a discipline organized around skills, methodology, and subject matter.

To gain the greatest value from their academic experiences, students are encouraged to select minors that complement their degree program and/or other minors they are pursuing. Students are encouraged to declare a minor by the beginning of their senior year. Designed to include a minimum number of required courses, minors provide students, whenever possible, with flexibility in fulfilling program requirements. No more than two substitutions (6 hours) are permitted in any Minor. The Program Coordinator offering the Minor must approve the substitutions. A student who seeks three minors could have two substitutions in one minor, or one substitution in two of the three minors.

A minor program does not provide the depth of knowledge and experience that a major does. All minors consist of 15-24 hours of coherent academic coursework under the following guidelines:

  • At least six hours must be fulfilled at the upper level
  • Six hours of coursework applied to a minor must be completed at Embry-Riddle
  • At least three of those hours completed in residence must be at the upper level
  • Students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher in the minor to complete that program of study successfully
  • Some minor restrictions apply when pursuing particular degree programs or areas of concentration
  • A minor must be in a discipline outside of the student’s major field of study
  • Students in the Aerospace Engineering department must complete at least six credit hours of coursework applied to the minor that are not specifically required in the student’s degree program

The following minors are offered at the Daytona Beach Campus.