Minors & Double Majors
What should I do in order to begin a designated minor degree program that is offered within the college of engineering?
Designated minors within the college of engineering are described in the Undergraduate Catalog in the section Undergraduate Designated Minors in Carnegie Institute of Technology. For additional information visit the CIT Majors and Minors website.If you are interested in following a designated minor, contact one of the faculty members listed above. Although students can generally complete a designated minor without increasing the number of units required for graduation, early planning is important.
Is it possible to pursue a minor in another engineering department?
What is the procedure to minor or double major in a department outside of the college of engineering?
Essentially every department outside the college of engineering offers a minor degree program, so your choices are very broad. You should contact the main office in the department in which you would like to minor, and inquire about the minor degree requirements. They will provide you with information that describes the courses that are necessary to complete the minor. In addition, they will certify upon graduation that the requirements for the minor were indeed completed. This same procedure is to be followed in the case of a double major.
It is important to note that in certain popular fields, such as computer science and business administration, it can become difficult to enroll in the necessary courses. The ability to complete a minor or double major in some fields is determined by the ability to enroll in the necessary courses. The priority for enrollment is based upon a student's primary major field, and not the double major or minor area.