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Nine School of Engineering programs offer a Minor Program

Aeronautics/Astronautics (AA), Civil Engineering (CE), Chemical Engineering (CHEME), Computer Science (CS), Electrical Engineering (EE), Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE), Materials Science & Engineering (MATSC), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Management Science & Engineering (MGTSC). Details on each program can be found on the Explore Degrees site. Link to Minor Program Sheets.

MMMM Form Required by SSC

In addition to the minor program sheet, you must also fill out the Major-Minor & Multiple Major Course Approval eform your senior year; the form will be routed to the SoE Office of Student Affairs for approval (not to your SoE advisor or department). We recommend completing this form well before your final quarter at Stanford so that if problems are brought to light in the process you still have time to find a solution. The purpose of the MMMM form is to make sure you are not doublecounting any courses in common between two degree programs. For details on what is allowed to doublecount (aka overlap), see policy #3 below or contact Darlene at

General requirements and policies for a minor in the School of Engineering

See the SoE Minors Explore Degrees page or Chapter 7 of the UGHB for specific requirements for each minor program offered.

  1. A minor consists of a set of courses totaling not less than 20 and not more than 36 units, with a minimum of six courses of at least 3 units each. These courses must be taken for a letter grade except where letter grades are not offered. A minimum total GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in courses taken for the minor; departments may choose to set a higher GPA.
  2. The set of courses should be sufficiently coherent as to present a body of knowledge within a discipline or sub-discipline.
  3. Courses used for the major and/or minor core must not be duplicated within any other of the student's degree programs; that is, students may not overlap (double-count) courses for completing core major OR core minor requirements.
  1. Departmentally-based minor programs are structured at the discretion of the sponsoring department, subject only to requirements (1), (2), and (3) above.

No “General Engineering” minor is offered.