Individualized Minor, Minor

Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The option of an individualized minor is available only for students admitted into the BUS plan. Students work with an advisor to develop a rationale and plan for the individualized minor. The plan must be approved by the advisor and the BUS academic administrator (Associate Dean, Social and Behavioral Sciences).

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 - 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than fifty percent of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA 2.0
Additional Admission Requirements Required

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Individual program admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.

  • The option of an individualized minor is available only for students admitted into the Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) plan. A faculty supervisor is assigned in consultation with the advisor.  The minor plan is developed with faculty supervision and must be approved by the faculty supervisor, the BUS Faculty Steering Committee, and the BUS academic administrator (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs or designee).

Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0:

    • 9 units must be upper-division courses
    • Courses cannot overlap with the other minor taken to meet the BUS requirements or with the Liberal Studies distribution requirements, and cannot utilize developmental, PES, NAU, MS, or AS courses
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.