Minors

In this section:

General Statement

Minors are offered in various disciplines at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.  This section contains general information concerning course requirements, the process to declare a minor, and a list of disciplines in which minors are offered by each college. 

Requirements

Requirements for academic minors are set by the department offering the minor. Substitutions may not be made without written approval of the minor department. Courses in the minor may not be taken pass/fail. A student may not complete a minor in his or her major field.

Process to Declare a Minor

To assure that completion of the minor is appropriately recognized and posted to the transcript, students' should: (1) formally declare the intent to complete a minor by submitting an Academic Status Update for General Student form, located under record forms on the Registrar's website under the forms section, with the appropriate minor code entered; (2) consult with the academic advisor to incorporate course requirements for the minor into schedule planning; and (3) when applying to graduate and receiving a diploma, indicate the minor for which certification is requested.