Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.
Students minoring in IGS must take courses in at least two disciplines, and at least two courses in their minor must be above 100 level. IGS minors are encouraged to study overseas either through a travel course or semester abroad.
Introduction to International & Global Studies
3 IGS cross-listed courses (including additional foreign language) 12
1 Foreign Language 4
A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.
Total credits for the Minor: 20
*Students who have completed two years of foreign language study in high school may take another language course to fulfill the language requirement or, alternatively, opt for an IGS course in another discipline. Students cannot use any credits they receive due to their performance on a foreign language placement exam.