Minors at RIT Dubai
Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree have the option of completing a minor, which can complement a student’s major, help them develop another area of professional expertise, or enable them to pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor is not listed on the diploma but is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, which serves to highlight this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools.
A minor at RIT is a related set of academic courses consisting of no fewer than 15 semester credit hours. In most cases, minors shall consist of a minimum of two upper-division courses to provide reasonable breadth and depth within the minor.
The following parameters must be met in order to earn a minor:
At least nine credit hours of the minor must consist of courses not required by the student’s home major.
Students may pursue multiple minors. A minimum of nine credit hours must be designated for each minor; these courses may not be counted towards other minors.
The residency requirement for a minor is a minimum of nine credit hours consisting of RIT courses (excluding “X” graded courses).
Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
Minors may not be added to the student's academic record after the granting of the bachelor's degree.
These are the approved minors available at RIT Dubai:
Business and Management Department
- Business Administration
- Digital Business and Management
- International Business
Electrical Engineering and Computing Department (Chair: Dr. Muhieddin Amer)
- Computing Security
- Electrical Engineering
- Networking and Systems Administration
- Software Engineering
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department (Chair: Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji)
Science and Liberal Arts Department (Chair: Dr. Jillian M. Pandor)
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