Students can pursue a minor at the College of Arts and Letters by submitting a minor request via Workday. Students should speak with the CAL Student Success team before submitting their minor request. Students have to achieve a C or better in each course of the minor.




Social Science

Science, Technology, and Society

Science Communication

Medical Humanities

Visual Arts & Technology

Data Visualization (offered jointly with SSE)

Music & Technology

Film Studies

Gender and Cultural Studies

Pre-law and Public Policy

In general, a CAL minor requires a total of 9 humanities courses including the Freshman Experience (CAL 103 and CAL 105). Beyond these courses, a minimum of six courses in the minor discipline must be taken. Depending on the discipline and with the approval of the advisor, these can be:

One 100/200-level course and five upper-division (300/400-level) courses


Two 100/200-level courses and four upper-division (300/400-level) courses

Students must also take one upper-division course (which qualifies for humanities credit) in a CAL discipline outside the minor field.

For specific requirements for any CAL minor, please contact the minor advisor.