Minor Options

For the official minor requirements, please consult the official Undergraduate Record.

Technical Minors

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has suspended the two minor programs effective June 1, 2013.

Applied Mathematics

A minor in applied mathematics for undergraduate students consists of five courses at the 3000 level or above, selected with the approval of the Director of Applied Mathematics. These courses must include at least two courses from APMA 3080, 3100, and 3140. Courses may be selected from APMA offerings as well as offerings in MATH and/or STAT in the College of Arts and Sciences which are not substantial duplicates of Engineering School courses taken.

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering
A minor in chemical engineering consists of:
CHE 2215 - Material and Energy Balances Credits: 3
CHE 3316 - Chemical Thermodynamics and Staged Unit Operations Credits: 4
CHE 3318 - Chemical Reaction Engineering Credits: 3
CHE 3321 - Transport Processes I: Momentum Transfer Credits: 3
CHE 3322 - Transport Processes II: Heat and Mass Transfer Credits: 4

Civil Engineering
Choose five Civil Engineering courses, no more than two at the 2000-level

Computer Science
The 18-credit computer science minor consists of:
CS 1110 (or 1111 or 1112), 2110, 2102 and 2150.
In addition, two three-credit non-independent study computer science electives at the 3000 level or better must be taken.
Students must apply for a CS Minor by late February. Approval is decided in early March.

Electrical Engineering
The 19-credit minor consists of:
ECE 2630, 2660, and 2330 Three electives (with at least one course at the 4000 level or above).

The electives are selected from a list of courses available in the office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Materials Science and Engineering
A minimum of five MSE courses constitutes an MSE minor.

1. You must have a minor advisor in MSE who can help you select the best courses and sequencing.

2. You must take both of these courses:

MSE 2090 - Introduction to the Science and Engineering of Materials Credits: 3
MSE 3050 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials Credits: 3

3. You must select at least one of the following two courses:

MSE 3670 - Materials for Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Applications Credits: 3
MSE 3060 - Structures and Defects of Materials Credits: 3

4. You must select at least two courses from the following list
- OR - select one from this list and a second course from #3 above to complete a five course minor:

MSE 3610 - Aerospace Materials (cross listed as MAE 3610) Credits: 3
CHE 4449 - Polymer Chemistry and Engineering Credits: 3
MSE 3080 - Corrosion, Batteries and Fuel Cells Credits: 3
MSE 3101 - Materials Science Investigations Credits: 3
MSE 4055 - Nanoscale Science & Technology Credits: 3
MSE 4210 - Materials Processing Credits: 3
MSE 4320 - Origins of Mechanical Behavior Credits: 3
MSE 4592 - Special Topics in Materials Science Credits: 3


Systems Engineering
Class of 2015 and Before
Students who wish to Minor in Systems Engineering must satisfactorily complete the following courses: APMA 3100: Probability APMA 3120: Statistics. Students must also satisfactorily complete 4 out of the following 5 courses: SYS 2004: Data and Information Management, SYS 2057: Management Of E-commerce Systems , SYS 3001: The Art and Science of Modeling , SYS 3021: Deterministic Decision Models , and SYS 3060: Stochastic Decision Models. After you have completed all of the required courses, you must complete a Minor Declaration form, which can be obtained from the SEAS Undergraduate Office, Thornton A-122.

Class of 2016 and After
18 Credits. Students who wish to minor in Systems Engineering must complete APMA 3100 and either APMA 3110 or APMA 3120. Additionally, systems minors must complete both SYS 3021 and SYS 3060. After completing SYS 3021 and SYS 3060, they must take SYS 2001. Finally, systems minors must complete one systems elective; the systems elective can be any 3+ credit SYS course. It should be noted that many SYS courses required for students majoring in systems are restricted to majors only. Students who wish to pursue a minor in systems should complete the necessary courses and then fill out a Minor Declaration Form. The forms may be obtained in the SEAS Undergraduate Office, A122 Thornton.

Technology and the Environment

The increasing prevalence of technology has affected the environment in complex and often unforeseen ways. Society is now demanding that all disciplines of engineering be environmentally aware. Furthermore, those that use and distribute technology need to appreciate its far ranging impacts. For a more sophisticated understanding of the relationships between technology and the environment, engineers and managers require inter-disciplinary expertise.

The Technology and the Environment (TE) minor addresses these concerns with an interdisciplinary course of studies. A cornerstone of the TE minor is basic knowledge of technologies that directly impact environmental systems. This technological foundation will allow students to build a more sophisticated understanding of how technology and the environment are inter-related. According to the interests of a student, courses from the areas of environmental planning and policy, history of the environment and technology, and management may be selected to complete the TE minor. Thus students from across the University may participate in the Technology and the Environment minor. Students interested in completing the minor should contact the minor coordinator Teresa Culver.

Mathematics and Natural Science Minors (College)


Dept Page | Undergraduate Record (Official Requirements)


Dept Page | Undergraduate Record (Official Requirements)


Dept Page | Undergraduate Record (Official Requirements)

Environmental Science

Dept Page | Undergraduate Record (Official Requirements)

Global Sustainability

Dept Page | Undergraduate Record (Official Requirements)


Dept Page | Undergraduate Record (Official Requirements)


Dept Page | Undergraduate Record (Official Requirements)


The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.