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The minor is a pattern of courses similar to the major, but less comprehensive.  The number of units required varies with each minor.  A listing of all minors may be found in the Bulletin of Courses.  Requirements are listed in each department's section of the catalog.

A minor must be declared (or dropped) on the Minor request form.  A processing fee of $4.00 per minor has been temporarily suspended until the quarter to semester conversion is completed.  If the requested minor is in the same department as the major, the department chair's signature will be required on the form as approval to pursue this minor.  

All minors require a minimum 2.00 grade point average and a minimum of 12 units completed towards the minor, through regular enrollment at CSUSB.  However, some minors require a higher minimum. 

Minors can only be granted for the same term in which the student graduates with an undergraduate degree. 

Undergraduate students may submit a Minor request through their myCoyote Student Center.  Please see the "Change of Major/Minor Guide" for instructions on how to submit an online request.  Or to view an instructional video.   

The minor requirements will appear on your PAWS approximately two weeks after the form has been submitted.  An email notification will be sent to your CSUSB email account once your PAWS is ready for viewing.


Impacted Minors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology

An impacted minor requires an application request to add an impacted minor to your current major. Because each impacted minor requires different eligibility requirements, students must apply and meet with an advisor within the impacted minor to determine eligibility. If the student is approved, the Application for Impacted Minor will be signed by the department chair as approval for submission to the Office of the Registrar for processing. 

Application for Impacted Minors

Students Submitting an Application for Impacted Minors

Step 1: Students seeking to add (or change to) an Impacted Minor must first seek approval and signature from the Department Chair (Psychology requires form reviewed by Academic Advisor.)

Impacted Minors:

Step 2: Student's approved request must be submitted to Office of the Registrar ( and include the following:

  • Why are you making the request?
  • Expected term and year of graduation
  • Attached PDF form


PAWS (Program Advising Worksheet for Students)

What is PAWS?

PAWS is an automated credit summary, for undergraduate degrees, that provides students with a listing of all coursework required for graduation from CSUSB. It allows students to map out their course selection at any point in their academic career by comparing the classes they have taken or are now taking to those they will need to take in order to complete their undergraduate degree program. Head over to MyCoyote to see your PAWS.

Please Note: New Students will need to wait for the email notification in order to view an official PAWS report.

PAWS is available daily from 6:00am to 4:00am

For questions regarding your PAWS or if you're experiencing trouble accessing the PAWS program, please email us at