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Declaring a Minor

A minor is an approved course of study designed to provide students with an overview of the essential knowledge and methods of a subject and with a sample of its depth. A minor will range from 18 - 24 credit hours.

A list of available minors can be found online.

There are many reasons you could declare a minor:

  • Adding depth to your studies. You can choose a minor related to your major. This can complement your major in a similar discipline.
  • Adding breadth to your studies. You can choose a minor that is in combination with your major, which will give you a deeper insight into an area you would like to explore in the future - whether it be your career or a professional school.
  • Building a passion or a talent. You can choose a minor which may or may not be related to your major, but you have a personal interest in the subject matter.

When Should I Declare a Minor?

If you choose to declare a minor, you must do so before you graduate from UNCW. You will need to work with the minor department to ask specific questions about course requirements.

*For students entering under catalogue years 2012-13 and beyond, a minor or thematic transdisciplinary cluster (TTC) is a graduation requirement.  Certain majors will fulfill a TTC through major required courses or certain majors exempt students from a TTC.  Please see link for details:

Declare Your Minor Online

  1. Consult with your advisor.
  2. Log onto MySeaport and click on the Academics Tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Select the “Major Declaration/Curricular Updates” link, located under the Student Services menu on the left-side of the screen.
  4. Read and follow instructions to declare a minor.
  5. Click "Add minor/ clustor" link. Make selections from drop-down menu.
  6. Click "submit changes" button.

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