THE WORD MINOR AND HOW THE CORNELL GRADUATE SCHOOL USES IT FOR THE PHD PROGRAM
Minor Field– a field that does not admit students and does not offer degrees (some examples include Genomics, Computational Science and Engineering, Water Resources)
Minor Faculty Member of a Graduate Field–a field faculty member that would normally otherwise be ineligible, for example a faculty member without a PhD
Minor Degree Program–this doesn’t exist for the PhD program at Cornell. It does for the undergraduate program.
Minor Subject–an area of study that a PhD student explores as a secondary area of research or coursework.
Minor Subject member–a member of your special committee who represents a minor subject.