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140. Academic Minors at UCSB (Am 1 Jun 00)
In addition to the major, a student may pursue an academic minor. Formal minor programs may be offered by an individual department or program, or by a multidisciplinary group of departments and/or programs. Each minor program must be approved by the Executive Committee of the college or school that will offer the minor. If a minor program is to be offered jointly by more than one school or college, it must be approved by each of the Executive Committees of those schools or colleges.
At a minimum, a minor must include 18 units of upper division course work. All of these units must be completed with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better; at least 12 of them must be completed in residence at UCSB; no more than 5 may count toward both the minor and the upper division requirement of the major; and no more than 5 may be taken on a P/NP grading basis.
A college or school Executive Committee may decide whether or not students may earn credit toward that college's or school's graduation requirements by pursuing a certain minor program offered by another college or school.
Minor Programs will be included in the regularly scheduled reviews of departments and programs that offer them.