List of Minors

Although not required, many College students choose to complete one or more minors.

In addition to bringing an element of cohesion to electives, minors enable students to pursue secondary areas of interest, develop a knowledge base and skills that complement their major, express themselves in a creative area that is or will likely become an avocation or learn more about themselves and/or their heritage.

Minors such as those in foreign languages, mathematics and computer science may not only be pedagogically sound, but also indicate a skill to a prospective employer.

A minor generally requires approximately half the number of courses as are required for a major in the same field.

Please note that not all College major programs offer a corresponding minor.

Actuarial Mathematics

    

8 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the Wharton School.)

African Studies

         

6 c.u.

Africana Studies

 

6 c.u. (Scroll down on their page.)

American Public Policy

 

6 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the Wharton School.)

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies

 

6 c.u. (Additional information will be available shortly)

Ancient History

 

6 c.u.

Anthropology

 

6 c.u.

Architectural History

 

6 c.u. (Scroll down on their page.)

Architecture

 

8 c.u. (Select the approprite undergraduate class.)

Asian American Studies

 

6 c.u.

Bioethics

 

6 c.u.

Biological Basis of Behavior

 

8 c.u.

Biology

 

9 c.u.

Biophysics

 

11 c.u.

Chemistry

 

7 c.u.

Cinema Studies

 

7 c.u.

Classical Studies

 

6 c.u.

Cognitive Science

 

6 c.u.

Comparative Literature

 

6 c.u. (Scroll down on their page.)

Computational Neuroscience

 

8.5 c.u.

Consumer Psychology

 

9 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the Wharton School.)

Creative Writing

 

6 c.u.

Design

 

8 c.u. (Select the approprite undergraduate class.)

Dutch (Netherlandic)

 

6 c.u.

East Asian Area Studies

  6 c.u.

East Asian Languages and Civilizations

 

8 c.u.

Economic Policy

 

6 c.u.

Economics

 

6 c.u.

Education (see Urban Education)  

Engineering and Applied Science

 

College students may complete minors from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

English

 

6 c.u.

Environmental Science

 

6 c.u.

Environmental Studies

 

6 c.u.

European Studies

 

8 c.u.

Fine Arts

 

6 c.u.

French Studies

 

6 c.u.

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

 

8.c.u.

Geology

 

6 c.u.

German

 

6 c.u.

Health Care Management

 

8 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the Wharton School.)

Hispanic Studies

 

6 c.u.

History

 

6 c.u.

History of Art

 

6 c.u.

International Development

 

6 c.u.

International Relations

 

6 c.u. (Scroll down on their page.)

Italian Studies

 

6 c.u.

Jazz and Popular Music

 

6 c.u.

Jewish Studies

 

6 or 7 c.u.

Journalistic Writing

  6 c.u.

Landscape Studies

 

6 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the School of Design.)

Latin American and Latino Studies

 

6 c.u.

Legal Studies and History

 

8 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the Wharton School.)

Linguistics

 

6 c.u.

Logic, Information and Computation

 

8 c.u.

Mathematics

 

7 c.u.

Modern Middle Eastern Studies

 

6 c.u. (Scroll down on their page.)

Music

 

6 c.u.

Native American and Indigenous Studies

 

6 c.u.

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

 

6-8 c.u. (Depending on language proficiency.)

Nutrition

 

6 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the School of Nursing Science.)

Philosophy

 

6 c.u.

Physics

 

6 courses

Political Science

 

6 c.u.

Psychoanalytic Studies

 

6 c.u.

Psychology

 

6 c.u.

Religious Studies

 

6 c.u.

Russian (Slavic Languages)

 

6 c.u.

Science, Technology and Society

 

6 c.u.

Sociology

 

6 c.u. (Scroll down on their page.)

South Asia Studies

 

6 c.u.

Statistics

 

7 c.u.

Sustainability and Environmental Management

 

6 c.u. (Interschool minor* includes courses from Wharton, Engineering and SAS.)

Theatre Arts

 

6 c.u.

Urban Education

 

7 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the Graduate School of Education.)

Urban Real Estate and Development

 

7 c.u.

Urban Studies

 

6 c.u.


* Interschool Minors: The College cooperates with other schools to offer several joint minor programs. These interschool minors allow students to pursue intellectual interests that link various professional disciplines to the arts and sciences. Students interested in interschool minors should pay special attention to policies regarding non-College electives.

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