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Minors and Concentrations

Below is a list of minors and concentrations available in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each link below will take you to the appropriate page of the current undergraduate catalog listing the requirements for the minor or concentration.


Minors are not required for most College of Arts and Sciences majors. However, students will sometimes complete minors or concentrations in addition to their major if they have other areas of academic interest.

Students pursuing admission into the Secondary Teaching Education Program (STEP) must complete a teaching minor in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, dance, economics, English, history, mathematics, modern languages (Spanish, French or German), physics, political science, or sociology. Teaching minors for these areas can be found in the same catalog sections as the regular minors.

As a general rule, no more than 8 credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor, or concentration may be applied toward another. At least 8 of the credits offered for each minor must be taken at Oakland University.

If you are interested in any of these minors or concentrations and wish to discuss them in more detail, contact our office for an appointment or contact the departmental adviser for the subject in which you have an interest.  

Minor Overviews:

 Humanities Language & CultureSocial Sciences  Music, Theater, Dance  Math & Science Teaching

Minor or Concentration

Catalog Link 
Advertising Link 
American Studies Concentration Link 
AnthropologyLink
Applied MathematicsLink
Applied Statistics Link 
Archeology Concentration Link 
Art History Link 
Biology Link 
BroadcastingLink
Chemistry Link 
Child WelfareLink
Chinese Language Link 
Chinese Language and Civilization Link 
Chinese Studies Link 
Christianity Studies Link 
Cinema Studies Link 
CommunicationLink
Creative WritingLink
Criminal Justice Link 
Dance Link 
Economics Link 
EnglishLink
Environmental Science Link 
Environmental Studies Concentration Link 
French Language and Literature Link
French LanguageLink
French Studies Concentration Link 
German Language and LiteratureLink
German LanguageLink
German Studies Link 
Gerontology Concentration Link 
Graphic Design Link 
History  Link 
International Relations Link 
International Studies Link 
Islamic Studies Link
Japanese Language and Civilization Link 
Japanese Language and Literature Link
Japanese LanguageLink
Jazz Studies Link 
JournalismLink
Judaic Studies Link 
Linguistics Link 
Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second LanguageLink
MathematicsLink
MultimediaLink
Music (auditioned) Link 
Music (no audition) Link 
Philosophy Link 
Physics Link 
Political Science Link 
Pre-Law Studies  (not a minor or major) Link 
Pre- Med Concentration Link 
Psychology Link 
Public Administration Link 
Public Relations Link 
Religious Studies Concentration Link 
ScienceLink
SociologyLink
South Asian StudiesLink
Spanish Language and LiteratureLink
Spanish LanguageLink
Studio ArtLink
Theatre Link 
Urban Studies Concentration Link 
Women and Gender Studies  Link 
World Music Link 
Writing and RhetoricLink
  
  
Teaching Minors
 
 Biology STEP Link 
 Chemistry STEP Link 
 Dance STEPLink
 Economics STEPLink
 English as a Second Language STEPLink
 English STEPLink
 History STEPLink
 History with Social Studies Link 
 Mathematics STEP Link 
 Modern Languages STEP Link 
 Physics STEP Link 
 Political Science STEP Link 
 Sociology STEPLink