Nearly all Liberal Arts majors require a minor. Regardless of your catalog, you must see your major advisor to declare a minor.
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 Minor
American Sign Language Studies Minor
American Studies Minor
Applied Economics Minor
Asian American Studies Minor
Asian Religions Minor
Classical Studies Minor
Comparative Literature Minor
Core Texts and Ideas Minor
Creative Writing in Spanish Minor
Cultural Anthropology Minor
Cultural Expression, Human Experience, and Thought Minor
European Studies Minor
Evolutionary and Functional Anatomy Minor
French Studies Minor
German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies Minor
Global Interreligious Dynamics Minor
Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor
Italian Studies Minor
Jewish Studies Minor
Language, Culture, and Communication Minor
Law, Justice, and Society Minor
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Studies Minor
Medieval Studies Minor
Mexican American and Latina/o Studies Minor
Middle Eastern Studies Minor
Military Leadership Minor
Philosophy of Law Minor
Philosophy of the Mind and Language Minor
Religious Studies Minor
Rhetoric and Writing Minor
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor
Slavic and Eurasian Languages Minor
Social and Behavioral Sciences Minor
UTeach-Liberal Arts Minor
Women's and Gender Studies Minor
Declaring a Minor
Step 1 - Apply
The required application 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.
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 Undergraduate Catalog for more information on transcript-recognized certificates.