Many of our students choose to add a minor to their course of study to further distinguish themselves in the job market or to pursue a personal interest. CGS students may choose from the College’s three minors, 30 minors through departments in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, four minors through the School of Education, and a Social Work minor.
For all minor programs, students must complete at least one half of the minor course requirements at the University of Pittsburgh and must earn a 2.0 or better QPA. Courses used for the minor cannot overlap with courses used for the major.
The College of General Studies offers three minor programs to CGS students as well as other University of Pittsburgh undergraduates.
Each program includes courses taught by full-time and adjunct faculty members of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Participating faculty members include attorneys, prison administrators, judges, law enforcement officials, and criminal justice researchers.
For these minors, students must complete 15 credits or five courses, with at least three courses from the University of Pittsburgh. A 2.0 average GPA is required in the minor.
Courses used for the minor cannot overlap with courses used for the major. Check with your academic advisor first before declaring your minor, and for any possible limitations in class selection related to your program.
Current University of Pittsburgh students who are not already enrolled in CGS may apply to add a CGS minor by submitting an application form online. Current CGS students interested in pursuing a minor should contact their advisor.
College of General Studies students can enhance their degree by adding any of these minors offered by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Social Work.
Click on the links below to learn more about the minor program requirements, and talk to your academic advisor about your interests and how to add a minor.