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School of Professional Studies, Concurrent Application of Courses to Majors and Minors


Establishes policy regarding how required courses in a Major may also be applied towards the satisfaction of requirements for a Minor within the School of Professional Studies.

Applies to: 

Students enrolled in School of Professional Studies programs.

Policy Statement: 
A minor is a secondary area of study. Requirements vary, but it is typically about eighteen hours, at least twelve of which must be at the junior/senior level (300+ numbered courses).
  • When there is overlap in course requirements between the major discipline requirements and the minor requirements, no more than six credit hours can count towards both specific course requirements for the major and the minor. 
  • The remaining courses required for the minor must fulfill general elective requirements for the major or be additional courses taken above the minimum requirements for the degree.
Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

If there are more than two specific courses required in both the major and minor, a petition will need to be generated to substitute an alternate course(s) for any additional required course(s) in the minor as a maximum of two specific required courses (6 credit hours) can count towards both the major and minor.


John Bricklemyer, Associate Dean
School of Professional Studies
Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

Approved by: 
School of Professional Studies Academic Council
Approved on: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Effective on: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
major, minor, professional studies
Change History: 

06/20/2024: Updated policy owning unit. 
07/24/2023: Policy added to the Policy Library.
07/17/2023: Policy approved. 

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