Overview of Minors and Certificates
Georgia Tech offers over 60 minors and 40 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.
- List of All Minors List of All Certificates
- How to Declare/Remove a Minor
- How to Declare a Certificate
- How to Register for Minor Classes
- How Minor and Certificate Classes can be Used (for ME/NRE Students)
Minors and Certificates Offered by the Woodruff School
- Energy Systems Minor (for ME students only)
- Global Development Minor
- Robotics Minor (the application is here)
- Nuclear & Radiological Engineering: NRE Minor NRE Certificate
- Intellectual Property Certificate
Declaring or Removing Minors
- Obtain a minor declaration form and review the DocuSign instructions.
- DocuSign Instructions:
- For the ME or NRE signature, enter Kristi Mehaffey (email is firstname.lastname@example.org) no matter who your assigned advisor is.
- You can find advisors in all departments using the advising website.
Major Advisors Minor & Certificate Advisors
- DocuSign will automatically submit the form to the registrar's office after all departments have signed the form.
- CS Minor Information: Students filling out the form for the CS minor should fill out the form in Docusign as above, but instead put your own email address for the minor signature. The form will be sent to you after your major has signed and you can download the form. This will be uploaded to the CS minor application. Do not route the form to the CS minor advisor since the form will be declined by CS. Do not actually sign the form for the minor signature because it will automatically be routed to the registrar's office, just download it and submit to the CS department.
- NOTE: Students who previously declared a minor and did not finish it, must remove the minor when they apply to graduate.
- 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.
Registering for Minor or Certificate Classes
- Registering for NRE Minor or Certificate Classes
- Major restrictions for NRE 2120 are removed after all first year students have registered.
- The rest of the NRE classes are major restricted so students will need to request a Restricted Class Permit for those classes.
- Registering for Non-ME/NRE Minor or Certificate Classes
- You will need to contact each department to find out how to register for the minor or certificate classes.
- Some departments give permits and some you need to wait until the major restrictions are removed. Common programs:
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.
- ME Students: Minor classes can be used to satisfy Free Electives if the classes meets the requirements for as a free elective. Minor classes can be used as an ME elective only if the class is cross-listed with an approved ME elective.
- NRE Students: Minor classes can be used to satisfy Free Electives, Technical Electives, Math/Science Elective or Engineering Electives if the classes meet the requirements for that particular class.
- 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.
- Click here for additional certificate rules.
Earn an Economics Minor. Earn a History, Technology & Society Minor:
Earn a Public Policy Minor. Earn an Industrial Design Minor: