What is the difference between a Cognate and a Minor?
A Cognate is 12 hours that support the major. They must be at an
advanced level outside of the major. It can be taken in one or more departments.
The courses should have a certain type of cohesiveness. They must be passed
with a grade of C or higher.
A Minor is 18 hours of prescribed courses outside
of the major. The courses are concentrated in one area and follow a structured
sequence. The courses that are used must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
At least half of the courses must be taken in residence at the University.
The minor will be listed on the student's final transcript.