Undergraduate minors online
Who is eligible to obtain an OSU minor?
Students who are enrolled in an Oregon State University undergraduate degree program may enroll in any of our minor programs.
Also, a student who has already received a bachelor's degree from either Oregon State University or another accredited institution may be granted a subsequent minor by:
- Completing current requirements for a minor
- Receiving the dean's approval
- Achieving a minimum 2.0 OSU cumulative grade point average on work taken for the subsequent credential
- Taking a minimum of 15 credits of OSU course work applied to the subsequent credential.
Current minors available online
Not only does Oregon State deliver more than 40 bachelor's and graduate programs online through Ecampus, but we also have a high-quality collection of undergraduate minor programs that will enhance your degree and boost your skill set in another subject area.
Minors offered online are available in the following disciplines:
- Business and entrepreneurship
- Environmental sciences
- Fisheries and wildlife sciences
- Natural resources
- Political science
- Popular music
- Resource economics
- Women, gender and sexuality studies (also available as a certificate)
Before enrolling in course work for your minor, be sure to talk to your advisor about the "no double-dipping rule" — which states that credits for your minor cannot also be applied toward your major requirements.
Why a minor?
Adding a minor to your undergraduate degree program is a great way to enhance your studies and gain a competitive advantage in the job market. For example, combine the B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences with a minor in Economics to take on a career in wildlife management. Talk to your academic advisor about the benefits of a minor and which minor best fits your career goals.
Is a minor the same as an associate's degree?
No, they are different. An associate's degree is typically awarded by a community college, junior college or a technical college. A minor, however, signifies an additional field of study on top of your bachelor's major in a specific area, and includes upper-level college courses within that area.