A minor, a secondary field of study, is required for certain majors. Students who complete an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be eligible to have the minor requirement waived if the associate degree is in a major different than their current major, is not in general or liberal studies, and contains at least 18 credits of appropriately related coursework that are not being applied toward the CCSU major. Students who meet these conditions may apply to the Dean of their school for a waiver of the minor requirement.

No minor is required for students completing a double major. Up to four (4.0) credits may apply simultaneously to both the major and the minor where curricular requirements overlap or where a course substitution has been approved, unless prohibited by the department or program. For minors larger than 18 credits or for second minors, additional simultaneous application of credits may be permitted by the department or program provided there are fourteen (14) unique credits for the minor. Although minor requirements and exceptions to that requirement are specifically noted in the individual program listing, students should consult with their advisors regarding the requirement of a minor.