Minors & Certificates

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

Anthropology Minor

Applied Economics Minor

Arabic Minor 

Archaeology Minor

Asian American Studies Minor 

Asian Religions Minor

Bengali Minor

Chinese 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

Economics Minor

English Minor 

European Studies Minor

Evolutionary and Functional Anatomy Minor

French Studies Minor 

Geography Minor

German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies Minor

Global Interreligious Dynamics Minor

Government Minor 

Greek Minor 

Hebrew Minor 

Hindi Minor

History Minor 

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor

Italian Studies Minor 

Jewish Studies Minor

Korean Minor

Language, Culture, and Communication Minor

Latin Minor

Law, Justice, and Society Minor

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

Malayalam Minor 

Medieval Studies Minor

Mexican American and Latina/o Studies Minor

Middle Eastern Studies Minor

Military Leadership Minor

Persian Minor

Philosophy Minor

Philosophy of Law Minor

Philosophy of the Mind and Language Minor

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Minor

Portuguese Minor

Primatology Minor

Religious Studies Minor

Rhetoric and Writing Minor

Russian Minor

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor

Sanskrit Minor

Slavic and Eurasian Languages Minor

Social and Behavioral Sciences Minor

Sociology Minor

Spanish Minor

Tamil Minor

Turkish Minor

Urdu 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.