Minors

Minors are offered by all four Vanderbilt undergraduate schools. Students may pursue any minor outside of their major. Minor descriptions and requirements can be found on the school websites or the Undergraduate Catalog.

  • College of Arts and Science

    Learn more at vu.edu/as-minors

    • African American and Diaspora Studies
    • American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Arabic Language
    • Architecture and the Built Environment
    • Art
    • Asian Studies
    • Astronomy
    • Biological Sciences
    • Brazilian Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Chinese Language and Culture
    • Cinema and Media Arts
    • Communication of Science and Technology
    • Communication Studies
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Economics
    • English
    • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
    • European Studies
    • French
    • Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • German Studies
    • History
    • History of Architecture
    • History of Art
    • Islamic Studies
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Language and Culture
    • Jewish Studies
    • Latin American Studies
    • Latino and Latina Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Medicine, Health, and Society
    • Mediterranean Archaeology
    • Mediterranean Studies
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (jointly administered by the School of Engineering)
    • Neuroscience
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Portuguese
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Russian Studies
    • Scientific Computing (jointly administered by the School of Engineering)
    • Sociology
    • South Asian Language and Culture
    • Spanish
    • Theatre
  • Blair School of Music

    Learn more at vu.edu/blair-minors

    • General Music
    • Jazz
    • Musicology
    • Music Performance
    • Music Composition
  • Peabody College of Education and Human Development

    Learn more at peabody.vanderbilt.edu

    • Child Development
    • Cognitive Studies
    • Educational Studies
    • Human and Organizational Development
    • Language Science
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Reading/Literacy Education
    • Special Education
    • Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students
  • School of Engineering

    Learn more at vu.edu/engineering-minors

    • Computer Science
    • Energy and Environmental Systems
    • Engineering Management
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (jointly administered by the College of Arts & Science)
    • Scientific Computing (jointly administered by the College of Arts & Science)
  • Business Minor

    (Jointly administered by the four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management)

    Learn more at vanderbilt.edu/undergraduatebusinessminor.

    The undergraduate business minor, developed in collaboration with the Owen Graduate School of Management, is a program of study designed to expose students to the concepts and theories of management through five fundamentals courses and a range of business-related electives provided by the four undergraduate schools.

  • Data Science Minor

    The data science minor is trans-institutional and interdisciplinary, combining resources across the four undergraduate schools and colleges, and the minor can be paired with any major at Vanderbilt. It allows students to learn various data analysis techniques, including machine learning and data visualization, as well as gain scientific computing, programming and data management skills.

    Learn more about the minor at the data science program homepage.