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Wesleyan’s First Academic Minor

Wesleyan now has its first academic minor!

On Monday, February 27, the Educational Policy Committee passed the Economics Minor, consisting of six courses: ECON 110, three core courses, and two electives. All students who meet the requirements are eligible to receive the minor upon graduation.

After a joint effort by the WSA and the Educational Policy Committee, the faculty passed a proposal on February 7th to allow academic minors at Wesleyan. The hope is to alleviate the pressure on students to double or triple major and grant students recognition for their curricular achievements.

We encourage you to approach departments or faculty members about establishing minors. Departments, programs, or groups of three or more faculty may submit proposals for disciplinary or interdisciplinary minors subject to approval by the Educational Policy Committee. Once approved, minors are active immediately. Any proposal submitted to the Educational Policy Committee by May 3 has a good chance of being passed this semester.

We expect to see more proposals coming soon! Minors will be listed here as they become available.

Feel free to email me at mjarris@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

Mari Jarris ‘14
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Student Representative, Educational Policy Committee

  • A-Batte

    Seems like this is worth some wider publicity.