Procedures and Guidelines for Preparing Minor
An officially designated minor program at Wright State University is a structured and coherent secondary concentration of study. It is intended to allow undergraduates the option of presenting a second field of specialization in addition to a major as part of their permanent record at the University.
Minor programs are designed by academic departments or program units. Any department or unit offering a major may offer a minor. A department or unit may establish one or more minors; a minor program will bear the unit name or the name of a recognized field within the discipline.
A formal proposal for a new minor program must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate college or school curriculum committee, the college or school faculty if required by that unit, the University Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee, and the Faculty Senate.
Upon approval, each minor program will be assigned a number by the registrar, and students who have completed the requirements for a minor will have that noted on their transcripts. Students may not major and minor in the same designated field.
The minor program is administered by the designing department or unit, which is responsible for formal admission, tracking, and final degree certification.
Minors will not be recognized or posted on the permanent record until the degree is conferred. The Degree Certification Form should be used to notify the Registrar's Office to post the minor and confer the degree.
Procedures and Guidelines for Preparing Minor Program Proposals
The requirements for minor programs may vary considerably across departments or program units. In order to ensure consistency from program to program, those preparing and approving proposals for a new program should observe the following format and guidelines:
I. Title of Program and college or school and department responsible for administering the program.
Distance Education Programs
If the proposed program is to be offered through distance delivery methods as defined in the following procedures and guidelines, then it is required that additional documentation be submitted and requirements be adhered to as specified in:
An original and nineteen copies of the proposal, Course Inventory and Course Modification Requests, and supporting letters or forms from potentially affected departments or program units should be submitted through the dean's office of the department's college or school to the Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee. At the same time, the dean's office should provide copies to all other deans of colleges and schools to be made available for additional review by curriculum committees, departments, and faculty and to the Office of the Provost, and other university offices as deemed necessary by the Office of the Provost and the Council of Deans.
A flowchart of the curriculum and academic policy review
minor programs is contained in the following (requires Adobe Acrobat
Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee, April 19, 2001Revised:
Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee, January 18, 2005
Faculty Senate, March 7, 2005
Guidelines, Processes, and Procedures