A minor at RIT is a related set of academic courses consisting of no fewer than 15 semester credit hours leading to a formal designation on a student's baccalaureate transcript.
The purpose of the minor is both to broaden a student's college education and deepen it in an area outside the student’s major program. A minor may be related to and complement a student’s major, or it may be in a completely different academic/professional area. It is the responsibility of the academic unit proposing a minor and the unit’s curriculum committee to indicate any home programs for which the minor is not a broadening experience.
In most cases, minors shall consist of a minimum of two upper division courses to provide reasonable breadth and depth within the minor.
All RIT undergraduate students have access to over 80 minors accross all 9 RIT Colleges. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree have the option of completing a minor, which can complement a student’s major, help them develop another area of professional expertise, or enable them to pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, which serves to highlight this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools. Vist a complete list of RIT Minors on the RIT programs of study web pages.
Students interested in using certain courses in minor programs towards the 4+1 Accelerated MBA program can obtain further details by consulting the Minors Advisor, Peter Rosenthal, or the contacting a Graduate Advisor. Or you may visit our 4+1 Accelerated MBA program online for a list of applicable courses.
All business students pursuing a business minor should work with their primary academic advisor for details.
Non-business students pursuing a business minor should contact:
Peter Rosenthal, Minor Advisor
Student Services Office
Lowenthal Hall, A level