A minor comprises a sequence of courses that focus on a particular area of study different from, and secondary to, the major. The Curriculum Committee requires that minors include 18-21 credits of required and elective courses that collectively provide coverage of, and understanding in, the subject area.
Note: Any course selected for a minor cannot be a program requirement in the student’s major. All College Curriculum requirements and Open Electives can count towards a minor. In the event of duplication, the student must select an appropriate substitution for the same by completing a “Curriculum Petition to Waive or Substitute a Requirement” form in consultation with a faculty member who teaches in the minor and the dean of the school offering the minor. Students should work closely with their advisor to determine if they will able to meet the requirements of both the major and the minor degree program.
Students must complete five required courses (18 credits) for the Pathology Minor.
The Pathology minor, open to all majors, will provide courses geared toward providing jobs in autopsy suites and medical laboratories. The minor will better qualify students to take post-mortem pathology jobs, attracting students from programs including but not exclusive to funeral service, biology, forensic science, pre-medical, and pre-pharmacy. Further, the minor will provide qualifications to students in any major to enter into a pathology specialty within their major field of study.