A minor is a specialized, focused program of courses that students select to increase career opportunities, investigate an area completely separate from their major, or to complement the education and skills of the chosen major. A minor is optional and must be completed in addition to a major.

Most of the minors below are open to all students, including those with majors in the College of Engineering and Computing. However, you cannot earn a minor in the same area as your major (for example, a student majoring in Chemical Engineering cannot also earn a minor in Chemical Engineering) and there may be other restrictions on earning minors. Check with your advisor or the department administering the minor.

Students may use a minor to meet the Global Miami Plan Thematic Sequence requirement if the minor has 9 hours outside the department of major and 6 of those 9 hours are at the 200 level or above. See the Global Miami Plan section of the Miami website for more information.