American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Minor


General Provisions

As a complement to his/her major, a student may be eligible to declare a minor. A minimum of 42 credits is required for a minor; most minors are 42-48 credits, with at least 60% of credits taken from upper division courses. AUCA offers the following mi­nors:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • European Studies in Second language
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Software Engineering
  • Gender Studies

Detailed information on each minor may be found on the departmental web-site and each Academic Department.


Declaring a Minor

A minor is a secondary area of study on which the student may choose to concentrate, in addition to the major.


In order to apply for a minor, students must present a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their majors. Some minor programs may require higher admission GPAs. The student should obtain permission from the Coordinator of the major program and the Coordinator of the program that administers the relevant minor program before declaring a minor. A student may apply for a minor only after the first year of study is completed. Students should pick up an application form from the office of the proposed minor program. They should complete this form, obtain the appropriate signatures and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.


Attestation Procedure

With permission from his or her minor Program Coordinator, a student will take a final exam in the minor, according to that program’s exam schedule. Stu­dents will be informed about the conditions and form of the exam at least two months beforehand. Coordinator of Minor program submits a report to the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer after the successful completion of minor requirements by student. Based on the approved report, HR office issues order on minor assignment.

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