Many departments and programs offer an option of earning a minor and/or certificate. Minors and certificates are an additional area of specialization, and each approved minor or certificate comes with its own set of requirements. Check the department’s website to see if a minor or certificate is offered and to learn the specific requirements. All minors and certificates and their requirements can also be located in the MU Catalog: MU Catalog List of degrees, minors, and certificates.
How to Declare a Minor or Certificate
When to Declare a Minor or Certificate
It is highly recommended to declare a minor or certificate after completing 6 credits of coursework toward it. Minors must be officially submitted to the minor division before graduation in order to be awarded.
Minors can only be awarded if a degree is earned at the same time.
Minors cannot be earned in the same area as the major. For questions about whether a minor is in your major area, please consult with your major advisor.
If you change divisions (e.g., from A&S to Business, from CAFNR to Engineering) after declaring a minor or certificate, you will be required to declare the minor or certificate again.
Track your progress toward completing a minor by running an audit at the Degree and Minor Audit page.