Topical Minor, Minor

Nursing (Code 610-432)

A topical minor is composed of 24 semester credits selected by the student to meet the student’s own interests and scholarly objectives. Courses for the minor may be chosen on the basis of a coherent theme, a definable professional need, or complementary relation to the student’s major.

The topical minor is not intended to duplicate any major or minor offered as a regular program.

Nursing Comprehensive Major. The topical minor must include 12 credits from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and 12 credits from at least one department in any other college within the university. No more than six credits in the comprehensive major may be applied to the minor. At least 12 of the 24 credits must be earned in courses numbered 300 or above.

Standard Major. The topical minor must include courses from at least two departments, with no more than 12 credits from any one department and no more than six credits from the department of the student’s major. Courses included in the major cannot be applied to the minor. At least 12 of the 24 credits must be earned in courses numbered 300 or above and 12 of the 24 credits must be earned in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences courses. The remaining credits may be earned from any college in the university.

Procedure. The student interested in obtaining a topical minor through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences shall obtain a topical minor application form from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean’s office and identify a topical minor adviser. The completed form will be forwarded to the adviser for approval.