2021-2022 Course Catalog

Undergraduate Minors and Certificates

Program Minor
Such a minor consists of a minimum of five courses as designated by the program or department. No more than two courses may be double counted toward a minor and a major. Courses in the minor may also be counted toward the General Education depth requirement. Internships and independent studies may be a part of the requirements. There are no capstone requirements for the minor. At least 50% of the credits toward the program minor must be taken at Chatham and a grade of C- or higher must be earned in all minor courses completed after spring. A student must earn a G.P.A. of 2.0 or above within the minor. Available program minors are listed below.

Self-Designed Minor
The self-designed minor consists of a minimum of five courses in an area of study for which a program minor does not exist. The student prepares a proposal for the minor that includes a title, a statement of the educational goals, identification of learning outcomes and a list of courses that will be included in the minor. Internships and independent studies may be included in the requirements for the minor. The self-designed minor proposal must be submitted to and approved by a full-time faculty member in the discipline most closely related to the proposed minor and at least one department chair. Responsibility for the monitoring of the minor rests with this faculty member; a copy of the approved course list must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the student’s graduation audit.  No more than two courses may be double counted toward a self-designed minor and a major. Courses in the minor may also be counted toward the General Education depth requirement. At least 50% of the credits toward the self-designed minor must be taken at Chatham and a grade of C- or higher must be earned in all minor courses.

Certificates
Available certificates may be added to any undergraduate major. Courses in certificates may also be counted toward the General Education depth requirement and also toward any major or minor.  Available undergraduate certificates are listed below. Graduate-level certificates are listed with the graduate program pages.

See appropriate department pages for requirements and courses.

2021-2022 Minors

21-22 Undergraduate Certificates

African American Studies

Environmental Social Work

Accounting

Forensic Social Work

Applied Data Science Analytics

International Studies-Africa

Applied Machine Learning

International Studies-Asia

Applied Management

International Studies-Europe

Art History

International Studies-Latin America

Art Museum Studies

International Studies-Middle East

Biology

Women's Leadership

Botany

Business

K-12 Visual Arts Certification*

Chemistry

Music Education Certification*  **

Creative Writing

Secondary Education Certification*

Criminology

*Certifications are regulated by governmental and professional agencies

Dance

Economics

** In conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University

English

Environmental Writing

Film and Digital Technology

Food Studies

French

German

Graphic Design

History

Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights

Interior Architecture Theory

Jewish Studies

Journalism

Management Information Systems

Marketing

Mathematics

Music

Music Technology

Photography

Political Science

Professional Writing

Psychology

Public Relations

Social Services Administration

Social Work

Spanish

Studio Arts

Sustainability

Sustainability and Society

Sustainable Business Studies

Sustainable Energy and Urban Systems

Sustainable Natural Resources

Theater

Visual Arts

Women and Gender Studies

Writing