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Minors permit you to use your free electives with intellectual effectiveness and precision – to take a cohesive set of courses in order to complement studies in your major or to explore an unrelated area that holds an interest for you. You may declare more than one minor – all minors will be listed on your transcript – but minors do not appear on the Convocation program or on your diploma. Minors typically require five to seven courses to complete and are counted toward your electives. Each program outlines its particular requirements for a minor, so check the College Catalog for more information.

While you’re scheduling the courses you’ll be taking for your minor, keep in mind that they must be taken for quality grades and that they cannot be used toward your major nor your general education requirements. More than half of the requirements for a minor must be met by registering for courses bearing University of Chicago course numbers.

Meet with your College adviser and with the director of undergraduate studies in the department to declare your minor before Spring Quarter of your third year.

African and African American Studies
Art History
Biological Sciences: Biological Sciences, Computational Neuroscience
Cinema and Media Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Computer Science
East Asian Languages and Civilization
English and Creative Writing
Environmental Studies
Gender Studies
Germanic Studies
History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine
Human Rights
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Romance Languages and Literatures
Slavic Languages and Literatures
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Theater and Performance Studies
Visual Arts

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