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Otis offers minors as defined course sequences, exploring a specific theme, topic or discipline that students may pursue alongside their major.
Each minor requires students to complete between 13 and 20 credits, depending on the curricular requirements of both their major and minor choices. In most cases pursuing a minor does not require additional course work or degree requirements (for the 130 credits for the BFA) as minor course requirements can fulfill Studio Electives as well as Integrated Learning and Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements.
See each specific minor for which departments participate.
Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements
Students must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to pursue a minor. Students may apply for a minor during registration for either the first or second semester of the sophomore year. Under limited circumstances, students may begin a minor in the first semester of the junior year.
The Application Process
Students need to complete a Declaration of Minor/Interdisciplinary Concentration form, available on the Interdisciplinary Studies home page or at the Registration Office. The application includes a statement written by the student that describes their reasons for pursuing a minor and a verification of the student's GPA by the Registrar. The student’s Department Chair, the Director of the Minor area, and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies must approve the application.
Transfer students who apply for and are approved to pursue a minor upon entering the College need to fulfill degree program requirements through an appropriate combination of transfer courses and courses completed at Otis. Transfer students must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0, upon entering the College to be eligible for pursuing a Minor.
Interested Students should see the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in Ahmanson room 705.