Many students choose to add a minor to their course of study. These minors can help you to further distinguish yourself in the job market or to pursue a personal interest. Minors are offered by the College of General Studies, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Social Work. 

  • For all minor programs, you must complete at least half of the minor course requirements at the University of Pittsburgh and earn a 2.0 or better GPA.
  • Courses used for a minor cannot overlap with courses used for a major or a certificate.
    • Note: If a cross-listed course (e.g., ADMJ 1400/LEGLST1140 Introduction to Criminal Law) has been taken for the student’s major, it may not be double-counted towards the minor or vice versa. A cross-listed course in two different departments or programs is considered the same course.

College of General Studies Minors

The College of General Studies offers three minor programs to CGS students as well as other University of Pittsburgh undergraduates.

Check with your academic advisor prior to declaring your minor to address any possible limitations in class selection related to your program. Talk to your academic advisor about your interests and how to add a minor to your program of study. Information about minors outside CGS is located in the blocks to the right.

Applying for a CGS Minor

Current University of Pittsburgh students who are not already enrolled in CGS: Complete the online application form.

Current CGS students: Contact your advisor.