What is a Minor?

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.

 

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