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Minors & Certificates

Outside Minors for International Studies Majors

The Outside Minor should complement the student’s thematic concentration and can be applied towards the regional concentration. Consult the International Studies academic advisor regarding minors and certificates applicable to the Outside Minor requirement.

Please consult the current College of A & S Academic Bulletin to find specific requirements for each minor.

If you are considering a minor not listed below, please consult your advisor to determine whether it is an appropriate choice.

NOTE: *Minors marked with an asterisk are especially recommended to BS majors.


Minors in Area/Regional Studies

  • African Studies
  • Central Eurasian Studies
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • European/European Union Studies
  • Dhar India Studies
  • Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies
  • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Russian and East European Institute

Minors in Cognate Departments

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Food
  • Economics*
  • Economics and Political Science*
  • Environmental & Sustainability Studies*
  • Folklore and Ethnomusicology
  • Geography*
  • History
  • International Relations (Political Science)*
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Work and Business
  • World Political Systems (Political Science)*

Minors outside the college

  • Arts Management (Public and Environmental Affairs)
  • Business—Undergraduate (Kelley School of Business)*
  • Environmental Management (Public and Environmental Affairs)
  • Environmental Science and Health (Public and Environmental Affairs)
  • Global Health Promotion (Public Health)
  • Intelligence Studies (Informatics and Computing)
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Labor Studies (Social Work)
  • Law and Public Policy (Public and Environmental Affairs)
  • Policy Studies (Public and Environmental Affairs)
  • Social Welfare Advocacy (Social Work)

International Studies Minor for non-International Studies Majors

The minor comprises of at least 15 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences course work, drawing from broad introductory courses through upper-level courses focused on students’ interests.

Refer to the College of A & S Academic Bulletin for specific requirements.