Minors & Certificates

Overview of Minors and Certificates

Georgia Tech offers over 40 minors and over 50 certificate options. A minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours in an area outside of your major.  A minor will appear on your transcript.  A certificate consists of a minimum of 12 semester hours in an area outside of your major.  A certificate will not appear on your transcript, but you will receive a certificate indicating that you have completed the program.

Minors

Earn an Economics Minor.                                                 Earn a History, Technology & Society Minor:

 

Earn a Public Policy Minor.                                                  Earn an Industrial Design Minor:

 

Declaring Minors

Declaring Certificates

  • Declaring a Certificate
  • The semester that you graduate, fill out the Certificate Form and turn it in to the department offering the certificate. You will need to talk to the department offering the certificate to find the form.  Once your certificate is approved the department offering the certificate will mail it to you.
  • Certificates are not officially declared with a form.  Students need to work directly with the department offering the certificate to take the classes.

How Minor & Certificate Classes Can be Used in your Curriculum

  • Minor Rules and Regulations
  • A student can receive a maximum of two minors.
  • Minor classes cannot be double counted as minor classes and humanities or social science electives.
  • Minor classes can be used to satisfy Free Electives for ME students and Technical Electives for NRE students if the classes meet the requirements for the respective electives.
  • Click here for additional minor rules.
  • Certificate Rules and Regulations
  • There is no limit to the number of certificates that a student can earn.
  • Certificate classes can be double counted as certificate classes and humanities and/or social science electives as long as it is approved by the department offering the certificate.
  • Certificate classes can be used to satisfy Free Electives for ME students and Technical Electives for NRE students if they meet the requirements for the respective electives.
  • Click here for additional certificate rules.
  • NRE Students: Minor and certificate classes can be double counted as minor/certificate classes and technical electives if the classes meet the NRE technical elective requirements.
  • ME Students on the 2012-2013 Curriculum or Later Catalog Years
  • Minor classes cannot be used for ME electives unless the class is cross-listed back to a valid ME elective.
  • Minor classes can be used to satisfy up to 15 hours of free electives if the classes meet the free elective requirements.
  • ME Students on the 2011-2012 Curriculum or Earlier Catalog Years
  • Minor and certificate classes can be used as free electives if the classes meet the ME free elective requirements. This is for all minors offered.
  • Students who successfully complete a minor approved by the ME department are allowed to substitute courses required for the minor for up to six hours of ME elective credit. If a student does not complete the minor, then this substitution is disallowed and the student must complete six hours of ME elective credit. The list of minors that are approved by the ME department are:
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    • Nuclear and Radiological Engineering