College of Liberal Arts

Minors and Certificates

Nearly all Liberal Arts majors require a minor. Regardless of your catalog, you must see your major advisor to declare a minor. Only one minor per major is permitted.

For 2014-2016 and earlier catalogs, the minor requirement is satisfied with 12 hours in a single subject. These minors do not appear on transcripts.

For 2016-2018 and later catalogs, the minor requirement is satisfied with an approved minor or certificate. These minors appear on transcripts and require between 15 and 21 hours of coursework.



African and African Diaspora Studies

American Sign Language

American Studies

Anthropology

Arabic

Archaeology

Asian American Studies

Asian Religions

Chinese

Classical Studies

Comparative Literature

Core Texts and Ideas

Cultural Geography

Economics

English

European Studies

Evolutionary and Functional Anatomy

French Studies

Geography

German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies

Government

Greek

Hebrew

History

Iberian and Latin American Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics 

Islamic Studies

Italian

Korean

Language, Culture, and Communication

Latin

LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies

Medieval Studies

Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Persian

Philosophy of Law

Philosophy and Mind and Language

Philosophy

Portuguese

Primatology

Religious Studies 

Rhetoric and Writing

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Russian

Slavic and Eurasian Languages

Sociology

Turkish

UTeach

Women's and Gender Studies

 

Declaring a Minor in the 2016-2018 and Later Catalogs

Step 1 - Apply 

The required application for all 2016-2018 and later minors can be submitted online or with an academic advisor in your major.

Step 2 - Approve

Most minors are auto-approved; they are open to all students and will show as approved immediately after the application is submitted. Some minors are restricted, however, and must be reviewed by the offering department. Restricted minors may require a minimum GPA or an additional application.

Step 3 - Pursue

Meet with your major advisor to have the approved minor added to your profile and complete the process.

All three steps - apply, approve, pursue - can be completed by your major advisor.


Certificates 

The University of Texas at Austin offers undergraduate students a wide variety of transcriptable certificates. Students should discuss certificates with their academic advisor to see how it could fit in their overall academic plan. See the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog for more information on transcript-recognized certificates.

African Studies 

Business Spanish

Core Texts and Ideas

Creative Writing

Digital Humanities

German

History and Philosophy of Science

Ibero-American Cultural Diversity

Indigenous Studies

Japanese

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies

Security Studies

Spanish for Medical Professions