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Undergraduate Minors

Drexel offers a diverse range of over 120 different undergraduate academic minors, giving students the opportunity to explore their interests outside of their officially declared major. Graduating with the addition of a minor demonstrates the breadth of their knowledge and their desire to get the most from their education. Drexel students can work with an academic advisor to declare a minor as early as their first year or throughout their Drexel career.

View the most up-to-date list of minors on the University Catalog.

Restrictions and Qualifications

  • Students cannot pursue a major and a minor in the same field of study. (Example: A marketing major cannot declare a marketing minor.)
  • Students must complete 30 credit hours of coursework prior to pursuing a minor.
  • Minors should only be added to a student's program of study with the expectation that the student will complete the credential by the time they complete their major requirements.

Refer to the University Catalog for specific program restrictions.

Registration

For more information, visit the college or school website that offers the minor you are interested in:

When meeting with the academic advisor overseeing your intended minor program, you are welcome to bring a plan of study from DegreeWorks that integrates the courses for your selected minor along with your major courses. Minor advisors are happy to help you with the details, so don't feel like your plan needs to be perfect before your meeting.

Student Experiences

"Taking a minor gives me the opportunity to be flexible when I enter the working world. It will give me the chance to do several different things within my career."

–Second-Year Student, Minor in Finance

"When I decided to declare a minor, it made me appreciate my chance to have this education. Taking a minor also allows me to extend my studies past just my Accounting major."

–Third-Year Student, Minor in Organizational Management

Frequently Asked Questions

How many minors can I have?

As many that fit in your plan of study. You must complete the requirements of your minor before or concurrent to your major requirements.

Does my minor have to align with my major?

No. Minors are a great way to broaden your horizons by having the ability to take courses in addition to your major.

What if I don't finish my minor before I graduate?

If you believe that you will not be able to finish your minor prior to, or at the same time you complete your major requirements, please contact your academic advisor for your minor.

Will I see my minor on my diploma?

Only your major will be listed on your diploma. Verification that you completed a minor can be found on your official transcript.

Can I add my minor to my résumé?

Yes. Adding a minor can help you stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your academic prowess or interest in a certain field. If you need résumé help, consider contacting the Steinbright Career Development Center for an appointment with Career Services.

How many credits can overlap from my major to my minor?

Overlapping credits vary from minor to minor, specifics are listed in the University Catalog.

Can my minor be in a different school than my major?

Yes. One of the great things about minors is that they allow you to gain experiences in a field that may not be offered within your school.

Can I declare a minor if I am a transfer student?

Yes. As a transfer student you may have to carefully plan how a minor will fit into your plan of study. Speak to a minor advisor to help you work out the details of your plan.