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Minors

Minor courses of study are academic programs designed to satisfy a student’s personal interests and to meet their professional needs. Students explore, in some depth, the offerings in a field of study. A minor 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. Designed to include a minimum number of required courses, minors provide students, whenever possible, with flexibility in fulfilling program requirements.

  • A minor must be in a discipline outside the student’s major field of study and must contain a minimum of 6 credits not used toward the fulfillment of the student's degree program requirements or those of another minor.
  • A minor consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours of related courses, of which at least six hours must be completed in residence at Embry-Riddle. A minor  includes six hours of upper-division hours; at least three of these must be completed in residence.
  • Students should declare their minors as soon as possible, before the beginning of the senior year, by submitting an Official Declaration form approved and signed by their academic advisor.
  • Minor requirements are subject to the catalog in effect at the time it is officially declared.
  • Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 based on all courses in the minor.
  • No more than two substitutions are permitted in any one minor. Substitutions must be approved by the department offering the minor.

In addition to the standard minors described in this catalog, students may earn an interdisciplinary minor by completing required courses approved by the Department Chair and the Dean of the college offering the minor. No substitutions are allowed in the interdisciplinary minor. A new form must be submitted with the appropriate signatures to make changes. Please see your academic advisor or the Records Office for more information.

The following standard minors are offered at the Prescott Campus.