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How to declare a minor

Declare a minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. If you have any questions about this process, please see your advisor.

Asian Studies minor

A minor in Asian Studies offers a well-rounded understanding of the countries and cultures of Asia.

Economics minor

The study of economics emphasizes conceptual and analytical thinking. With this minor you will gain a solid understanding of economics and its historical, political, environmental and social contexts.

Human Rights minor

This Human Rights minor is an option for students who are interested in this rapidly emerging field of study. This is a coordinated tri-campus initiative (UW Tacoma, UW Seattle and UW Bothell). Students benefit from being able to choose from many courses on different campuses, as well as meeting and collaborating with students from other programs. The expertise available on all three campuses has the potential to make the experience a richer one, providing more choices for internships and specialization of study within the minor.

Law and Policy minor

The Law and policy minor examines state-society relations and their effects on public policy and competent government. It will help you understand the law and legal institutions, and the relationship between legal thinking, social institutions, and public policy analysis.

The coursework will help equip you for careers in teaching, journalism, business and law. It will also prepare you for graduate programs in public policy, law, business, international studies, journalism and related fields.

Politics minor

A minor in politics will help you develop a solid understanding of political and social connections, the relations between states and international institutions, and the history of relationships between governments and citizens. This minor fits well with a major in environmental studies, history, communications, business, social work, or urban studies.

Religious Studies minor

The study of religion deepens our understanding of human nature and engages us in reflection on life’s greatest questions. In the Religious Studies minor, students study various religions and the social implications of their beliefs.


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