Students do not need to complete a minor to graduate; however, students who wish to study a particular subject beyond the introductory courses but not to the level required for a major may complete a minor in addition to their area of major study. The Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees require the completion of a major; students may not graduate with only a minor or set of minors.
A minor consists of four to six specifically designated courses in a discipline. All course work in a minor is subject to the following restrictions:
- Courses in a minor must be taken for a regular letter grade. A minimum grade of C- is required for a course to be counted toward the minor and the cumulative grade point average for the minor must be 2.0 or higher.
- A minimum of 12 credits must be unique to the minor (i.e., not applied to another minor or major requirement)
- A maximum of two transfer courses may be counted toward a minor
- Transfer courses, substitutions and courses taken on campuses of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) for a St. Catherine's minor require the approval of the chair of the minor department
See the Programs of Study section of this catalog for a list of the minors available at St. Catherine University.