Minors at UTRGV FAQ

Should I pursue a minor?

There are many opinions on the matter, such as this one or this other one.

I recommend that you consider your career interests and goals - do you want to pursue a specific career path or perhaps a graduate or professional degree? Ask experts in the field you want to enter (such as faculty in your major) what they recommend, or speak to an advisor in the UTRGV Career Center for advice.


What options do I have if I *do* want to pursue a minor at UTRGV?

You can view a full list of minors and certificates offered by UTRGV at this website - just click on the Minors link under each college. (Business minors are listed under the College of Business, engineering minors are listed under the College of Engineering, etc.)


I've decided I want to declare a minor. What next?

If you decide to declare a minor, you will need to do so by using the UTRGV Change of Major form.

(Yes, you read that correctly - even though we are discussing MINORS, you must use the CHANGE OF MAJOR form. That's the way the process works at UTRGV.)


Anything else I should know?

If your major REQUIRES a minor, your major's degree plan and road map will factor in enough elective hours to allow you to complete your major and minor in four years (although you MIGHT have to take summer classes to do so).

If you major DOES NOT require a minor, you are solely responsible for determining when and in what sequence you take your minor classes. "In what sequence" means - do you 'slide in' minor classes among your major classes? (And/or your Core Curriculum classes ['the basics']?) Do you take all your major classes first, THEN take you minor classes? Take your minor classes FIRST, before major classes?

You have the power to decide.