## What is a minor?

A minor is a package of course subjects of (in most cases) in total 15 ECTS. A minor offers you the opportunity to specialize yourself, or broaden your knowledge and competences. Most study programmes have reserved the first semester of the third year for 30 ECTS of minors. So most students take minors during the first semester of the third year of their bachelor programme.

If, for some reason, you can’t take minors during this semester, the UT offers a chance to take minors during the second semester. The number of minors that are being offered in the second semester, is a lot less compared to the first semester though.

A minor can be taken of your own study programme, but also from another programme or even faculty. Even more options are available. More information about these other options can be found here.** **

## What are my options?

You can choose for (a combination of):

- High Tech Human Touch Minors (HTHT)
- Educative Minor, Crossing Borders
- More UT minors
- Studying abroad
- Minor at another educational institute
- Transfer minor (transfer to a master of another educational program)

Information about studying abroad, at another educational institute and the transfer minor can be found at Other options.

## Possible Additional Requirements

For some minors additional requirements need to be met. If you want to take a minor that you’re actually not allowed to take, contact your programme coordinator to discuss your possibilities.

By selecting your study programme in the minor tool of options you can see which minors you can take. Besides the fact that you're allowed to take the minor, some minors may require specific knowledge. It's your own responsibility to already have obtained the required specific knowledge. The possible additional requirements can be found in the description of the minor.

## Preliminary registration

The registration for a minor is at first preliminary, because BOZ will check first if you meet the (if applicable) requirements set by your own study programme to may start a minor. It is possible that you need to have obtained a certain amount of ECTS to may start. If you do, the registration will be approved. If not, the registration will be rejected. Which means you can't take the minor. For more information or advice, contact your study adviser.

The majority of the 1A and 1B registrations will be checked somewhere in August, after the last grades are processed in Osiris. Want to know in advance if you meet the requirement? Check the programme specific appendices in the Education and Examination Regulation (EER) of your study programme. Often it's also stated on the website of your study programme.

The result of the check can be found on your study progress overview in Osiris.

## Overlap mathematics

If there’s overlap in the mathematics part, you will need to replace this with another course. If this might be the case, it is shown in the minor tool of options and the course catalogue. A possible replacement course is *Introduction to Mathematical Analysis* in different EC-variaties (depending on amount of EC + starting block of the mathematical part in the minor you've chosen). The course codes are:

201600166 | Introduction to Mathematical Analysis | 2 EC | 1A |

201400385 | Introduction to Mathematical Analysis | 3 EC | 1B; 2A |

201600167 | Introduction to Mathematical Analysis | 4 EC | 1A |

If overlap might be the case, ask your study advisor or programme-coordinator whether you need to take a replacement course and if so, which one. You need to register yourself via OSIRIS for the replacement course. Let the contact person of the minor know that you're not going to take the mathematical part of the minor, so he or she can make sure your grades will get registered correctly.

Important! Introduction to Mathematical Analysis is not a course of the fourth quartile, so for this quartile you'll have to do this by self-study. At the end of the fourth quartile an exam can be taken (this is the resit for the third module).

Below you can find an overview of the minors that contain mathematics and the credits:

## No need to register for the module

You need to register for a minor in OSIRIS during the registration period. Registration for a minor in OSIRIS will lead automatically to registration for the module of the minor. So, no need to register separately for the corresponding module! This however, does not apply for the Exchange minor and the Transfer minor.

## maximum number of participants

For a lot of minors there’s a limited number of participants allowed. You can find the list of minors with limited places here. This means, if you don’t register for a minor in time, your preferred minor can already have reached the maximum of participants. In that case, you won’t be able to register anymore. So make sure to register on time!

Has your minor of interest reached its maximum number of participants? Make sure to have a back up plan. Here's more information on what to do.