Minors and Certificates
Requirements for Completing a Minor
- Students must officially declare a minor using the Declare a Major or Minor form available from the Office of the Registrar or on the UW Tacoma website and submitting it to their academic advisor.
- Minors do not have prerequisites and do not require any additional application materials.
- To successfully complete a minor, students must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all courses involved in the minor. The student’s DARS report (available through MyUW) for the minor keeps track of this GPA.
Declaring a Minor
- Students must have completed at least 45 credits.
- Students must already be in a major or have declared a major, before you may declare a minor.
- For more information about any of these minors or certificates, talk to your advisor. If you are already in a major, you may go to the Office of the Registrar to declare a minor.
SIAS Policy on SIAS Minors
Students wishing to receive a minor offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Tacoma must complete a minimum of 10 credits in the minor on the Tacoma campus. Note: Some minors require more than 10 credits be completed on the Tacoma campus.
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences offers the following minors and certificates of study:
- American Indian Studies
- American Popular Culture Studies
- Asian Studies
- Education and Community Engagement
- Environmental Studies
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Certificate)
- Human Rights
- Law and Policy
- Museum Studies
- Nonprofit Studies (Minor/Certificate)
- Public History
- Religious Studies
- Restoration Ecology (Minor/Certificate)
- Social Science Research Methods
- Spanish Language and Cultures
- Teaching Learning and Justice
- Technical Communication