The Independent Minor allows students at the University of Miami to complete a minor not otherwise offered in the College of Arts & Sciences or elsewhere at the University of Miami. It consists of at least 15 graded credits and it requires one faculty member who will act as point of contact and advisor. Students may declare this minor starting with their second semester at UM and no later than the end of their junior year. A minimum UM GPA of 2.5 is required to declare the Independent Minor. 

Curriculum Requirements

An minimum UM GPA of 2.5 is required to declare and to continue in the Independent Minor. Given that this minor requires students to work closely with a faculty member to select the appropriate courses at a level consistent with each field of study, students will not be able to apply more than two courses (6 credits) already taken toward the minor. The 15 credits required, at a minimum, for the Independent Minor may not be counted towards any other major or minor.

Graded credits which do not count towards any other major or minor, with approval of faculty point of contact15
Total Credit Hours15