Business Minors Policies and FAQs


If you wish to pursue a minor with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, please review our policies and frequently asked questions before declaring your intent. While each of our nine minors have varying prerequisite and core course requirements, all of them share some common processes when it comes to transfer credits, certification, and declaration.

When you are ready, you can declare and manage your minor here.

Please note that the policies and procedures below may not apply to the real estate minor. The real estate minor is administered and tracked directly with the School of Hotel Administration, rather than the college’s Business Minors Dashboard. Learn more about applying for and completing the real estate minor here.

Prerequisites for SC Johnson College minors

Our minors require that you complete certain courses before you begin fulfilling the required core components.

Transfer credits and course substitutions

Minors aside, you should always check with your college’s registrar any time you are taking courses outside of Cornell to be sure they transfer. Make sure you understand our policies related to transfer credits for the college’s minors and always confirm they are permissible BEFORE you enroll in the class—otherwise your credits might not transfer as planned.

Declaring and completing your minor

You can begin working in the Business Minors Dashboard as early as your freshman year. Use this site to declare, certify, or drop a minor.