Minors

Minors give students the opportunity to pursue a secondary field of study without compromising their major field. "Minors" refers to a defined and sequenced selection of 3.0 to 5.0 full credits in a specific discipline or in interdisciplinary subjects. Students taking a minor will normally complete 20.0 credits for their major and an additional 1.0 to 3.0 credits to complete all the courses required for their minor.

What are the advantages of a minor?

  • Adding a secondary field of study provides students with multidisciplinary breadth without compromising disciplinary depth.
  • Many employers are looking for graduates with multidisciplinary backgrounds.
  • Students considering graduate school will find a minor of benefit.

View the Minor Program Guides

Program Guides list the course requirements that you need to fulfill in order to complete your minor. Use the guide for your ‘Catalog’ year, which is the year that you declared your minor.

Minor Programs

  • Art & Social Change
  • Art History*
  • Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation
  • Communication Design
  • Creative Writing*
  • Digital & Media Studies*
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing & Painting
  • English*
  • Expanded Animation
  • Furniture Design
  • Illustration
  • Indigenous Visual Culture
  • Industrial Ceramics
  • Integrated Media
  • Material Art & Design
  • On-Screen Media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture/Installation
  • Social Sciences*
  • Sustainability*
  • Wearable Technology

 

*Students declaring a Liberal Arts & Sciences minor are strongly urged to complete the full complement of studio courses for their major, including all studio electives or expansion studios.