The minor recognizes those students majoring in all areas who have completed a total of 15 credits as prescribed by the Books Arts minor guidelines. Book Arts is an interdisciplinary area of study. It compliments and shares courses from many departments and provides a unique opportunity to broaden and select a course of study within the context of book studies. Students receive acknowledgment on their MICA transcript after completing the minor. Students wishing to declare the minor should do so in their sophomore year, working with their MICA advisor on planning course selections and follow up with the chair of their department. After graduation, students with a Book Arts minor can continue seeking advanced degrees in library science, conservation, museum studies, and digital publication. A simple grouping of courses fulfills the criteria in the following manner.