Minor Within the Doctoral Program

A student may include a minor within their Program of Studies.  A minor

  • may be taken in any department that has been approved to offer a major leading to a UNL masters degree;
  • is included in the total hours for the doctoral program established by the committee;
  • must include at least 15 semester hours with 6 hours in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 level or lower counterparts); and
  • must include course work outside the major program but within the program in which the minor is being sought. In addition, the minor for the PhD may, in certain departments, be completed in a subdivision of the administrative department.

 A graduate faculty member from the minor program must be a member of the student’s Supervisory Committee.