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

In addition to bringing an element of cohesion to free 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.

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

Policies Governing Minors

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

Actuarial Mathematics 8 c.u. (Interschool minor* with the Wharton School.)
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.
Archeological Science 6 c.u.
Architectural History 6 c.u. (Scroll down on their page.)
Architecture 6 c.u. (Select the appropriate undergraduate class.)
Asian American Studies 6 c.u.
Bioethics 6 c.u.
Biology 9 c.u.
Biophysics 11 c.u.
Chemistry 7 c.u.
Cinema and Media 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.
Data Science and Analytics 6 c.u.
Digital Humanities 6 c.u.
East Asian Area Studies 6 c.u.
East Asian Languages and Civilizations 8 c.u.
East Central European Studies 6 c.u.
Economic Policy 6 c.u.
Economics 6 c.u.
Education (see Urban Education)  
Minors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (See List) College students may complete minors from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
English 6 c.u.
Environmental Humanities 6-7 c.u.
Environmental Science 6 c.u.
Environmental Studies 6 c.u.
European Studies 8 c.u.
Fine Arts 6 c.u.
French and Francophone Studies

6 c.u.
Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies 6 c.u.
Geology 6 c.u.
German 6 c.u.
Global Medieval Studies 6 c.u.
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 Latinx Studies 6 c.u.
Law and Society 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.
Medical Sociology 6 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.)
Neuroscience 8 c.u.
Neuroscience & Health Care Management 8 c.u.
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 Studies 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.
Survey Research and Data Analytics (PORES) 6 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 to allow students to pursue intellectual interests that link various professional disciplines to the arts and sciences. Students interested in these programs should pay special attention to the Policies Governing Minors.