Other Approved Academic Minors
Engineering students have considerable flexibility in electing courses from other colleges through their Intellectual Breadth courses and general electives. In the interest of helping students make coherent choices in selecting these courses, we allow and encourage our students to pursue minors offered in LSA, Art & Design and the School of Social Work.
Minors also serve as recognition, via a transcript notation, of the completion of these more in-depth course sequences. Electing to earn an academic minor is optional and there is no limit on the number of academic minors a student may elect.
In practice, a student will meet with an advisor in the minor discipline and together map out the minor courses. The certification that the appropriate courses have been completed will be communicated from the offering department to a student's undergraduate program advisor in CoE, as well as the College of Engineering Student Records Office. The student will be responsible for making sure this paperwork arrives at the appropriate offices.
Minors Approved by the College of Engineering
The list below shows the minors approved for students in the College of Engineering. All are offered by LSA unless otherwise indicated in parenthesis.
- African American Theatre (School of Music, Theatre and Dance)
- Afroamerican and African Studies
- Applied Statistics
- Art (School of Art & Design)
- Asian Languages and Cultures
- Asian Studies
- Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Biological Anthropology
- Central Eurasian Studies
- Chemical Measurement Science
- Chemical Physics
- Classical Archaeology
- Classical Civilization
- Community Action and Social Change (School of Social Work)
- Complex Systems
- Computer Science
- Creative Writing
- Crime and Justice
- Cultures and Literatures of Eastern Europe
- Czech Language, Literature, and Culture
- Drama: Text to Performance
- Early Christian Studies
- Earth Sciences
- East European Studies
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Electrical Engineering (College of Engineering)
- Environmental Geology
- Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
- French and Francophone Studies
- Gender and Health
- Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
- General Philosophy
- German Studies
- Global Change
- Global Media Studies
- History of Art
- History of Philosophy
- Interdisciplinary Astronomy
- International Engineering (College of Engineering)
- International Studies
- Islamic Studies
- Judaic Studies
- Language, Literature, and Culture of Ancient Greece
- Language, Literature, and Culture of Ancient Rome
- Latina/o Studies
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies
- Medical Anthropology
- Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Mind and Meaning
- Modern Greek Studies
- Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies
- Modern European Studies
- Moral and Political Philosophy
- Multidisciplinary Design (College of Engineering)
- Museum Studies
- Native American Studies
- Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
- Peace and Social Justice
- Plant Biology
- Polish Language, Literature, and Culture
- Political Science
- Polymer Chemistry
- Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
- Russian Studies
- Scandinavian Studies
- Science, Technology, and Society
- Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture
- Ukrainian Language, Literature and Culture
- Urban Studies
The following is a statement of the policies and procedures to be followed for declaring and completing LSA minors:
- Each B.S.E. student who wishes to complete an approved academic minor must develop a plan for the minor in consultation with the designated LSA advisor, who must also approve it. The faculty and staff advisors in the LSA units will advise Engineering students on course selection, and complete the minor declaration form and confirm completion of the minor. There will be no prior approval required from an Engineering advisor.
- Students may not elect two academic minors offered by the same department or program.
- The minor declaration form must be received by the College of Engineering Student Records Office. Upon receipt of the declaration form, the staff member will enter the minor in the M-Pathways database. The form will be available through all Engineering academic departments, the Engineering Advising Center and all relevant LSA departments.
- Student Transcripts:
- The unofficial transcript for an Engineering student who has declared a minor will show the minor in the program action history section.
- The Official Transcript issued by the Registrar's Office will show the minor at the beginning of the transcript when the student has completed the degree.
- Minors cannot be completed and added to the transcript after a student has graduated.
More information on LSA minors can be found in the LSA Bulletin.
Undergraduate engineering students can complete an academic Minor in Art & Design in consultation with an advisor in the School of Art & Design. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting or calling the Smucker-Wagstaff Academic Programs Center, Art & Architecture Building, room 2038, or (734) 764-0397.
Before declaring a minor, students must have completed a college level drawing course with a minimum B grade. Students cannot use AP credit to meet this requirement.
Academic Survey Course Requirement
- 3 cr - one Art Design Perspectives course (I, II, III)
Core Studio Course Requirement
- 3 cr - one Tools, Processes & Materials (TMP) Studio course (I, II, III)
- 3 cr - one Concept, Form & Context (CFC) Studio course (I, II, III)
- 9 cr - three Elective Studio courses. Elective studio courses may include courses for non-art majors, additional CFC and TMP courses and 300-level or 400-level courses.
Students must secure written approval from their home school/college to pursue an A&D minor and must develop a plan for the minor in consultation with an A&D advisor.
Only School of Art & Design courses may count for the minor.
- Courses in the minor must be elected for a grade.
- A student must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor.
- Students pursuing the Art & Design Minor are not guaranteed space in A&D courses.