Applied Minors at Earlham

Applied Minors (AMs) are distinctive programs allowing you to personalize your education and to help you make direct connections between academic interests and co-curricular activities. Based around a theme, each AM creates a space for you to integrate 4-6 academic courses, co-curricular work like service or athletics, and a final project appropriate to the content. Completing an AM (or multiple AMs) is an optional opportunity for all students.

Fill out a brief form. This will send a message to the contact person for each AM you mark your interest in and they will be in touch with you. Students can also follow up with the point person by contacting the faculty member listed at the bottom of the webpage for each AM.

You, the student. Working with the point person for your AM, you will keep track of your course and co-curricular accomplishments that count for the AM. The Office of the Registrar will not keep track of your progress toward completing an AM. This allows for more flexibility.

Talk to the point person for your AM. Only they can make the determination about whether the substitution of course or co-curricular activity is appropriate.

Yes. You should be in touch with the point person for your AM to discuss what you have done. You will likely need to complete the final integrative project in order to complete the AM requirements.

Fill out the Applied Minor Completion Form, and then meet with the point person for the AM for their signature of approval. When you take the signed form to the Registrar’s Office, they will add the completed AM to your transcript.

Yes. If you have an idea for a theme that integrates several courses across multiple divisions with co-curricular activity, talk to a faculty member about it. They will help you propose that idea to CPC, the Curricular Policy Committee for approval.

More information

Explore the Earlham College course catalog for a comprehensive view of all course numbers, titles, descriptions, credit load and the majors/minors with which they’re associated.

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