Minor Policy

A minor is an academic program of at least 18 credits (9 at the junior/senior level) that supplements a major degree program. Students cannot be awarded a minor in the same academic discipline as their major or emphasis area or if the UM System GPA for all courses applicable to the minor is below a 2.0.

Major discipline faculty determine and indicate on the degree audit system any minors that cannot be awarded due to both major and minor drawing from the same discipline content.

Completion of an approved minor is recorded on a student’s transcript. Minors are included in program requirements, the degree audit system, and the UMKC Catalog.

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will determine retroactive application of new minor programs as part of the approval process.