Steinhardt offers a number of minors to help students increase their knowledge in a particular field other than their major, gain skills that suit both their needs and aspirations, and explore individual interests.
Steinhardt students may also pursue minors offered by the College of Arts and Science, the Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts, and the School of Social Work.
- General Information and Instructions
- Minors in NYU Steinhardt
- Minors in the College of Arts & Science
- Minor in the Stern School of Business
- Minors in the Tisch School of the Arts
- Minor in the Silver School of Social Work
- Minors in the Wagner School of Public Service
Steinhardt Students: You may complete your undergraduate degree with an academic major and a second field of lesser specialization, an academic minor. Like the major, a completed minor will be listed on your transcript. A minor consists of a minimum of 15 or 16 credits, with the actual number of credits and grades to be determined by the faculty in the program in which the minor is elected.
If you wish to undertake a minor, you should see the faculty advisors for permission and for information concerning courses required to complete the minor in other areas of specialization. The declaration consists of completing a form that names the minor field, lists the courses that count toward the minor, and includes the signatures of the student, the faculty advisor, the program director of the minor department, and Steinhardt's Office of Student Affairs.
Please Note: A minor can be declared at any time prior to the completion of 96 credits.
Students may be allowed to use courses counting toward the satisfaction of "Liberal Arts" requirements as points (credits) toward the liberal arts minor. It is important when "double counting," that you keep in mind that the minimum number of credits required for the baccalaureate degree is 128 credits.
Courses taken for the minor can be allocated to the "Unrestricted Liberal Arts" and/or "Unrestricted Electives" area (s).
Courses credited toward the "minor" may not be credited toward the "major." That is, you may not use major/specialization credits to satisfy "minor" requirements.
The necessary form may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Advisement and Registration Services, Joseph and Violet Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd floor, (212) 998-5053, (212) 998-5031, (212) 998-5065. You can also view the Minor Declaration form by clicking here.
Non-Steinhardt Students: Steinhardt minors are open to students throughout New York University. You must apply for the minor through Albert. Please note that some Steinhardt minors require you to consult with the host department's advisor prior to acceptance of your application to minor. Please consult the appropriate web sites for detailed information prior to submitting an application for a Steinhardt minor.
The minor in Social Work consists of four courses to be selected in consultation with the program director. Students are invited to register for courses given in the Silver School of Social Work for which they have the appropriate educational background. Students with a social work minor may not enroll in Social Work Practice I or II or in Field Instruction I and II.
Permission to register for the minor in social work or for undergraduate social work courses must be obtained from the Director of the Undergraduate Social Work program, 1 Washington Square North, (212) 998-5944
The Wagner School offers a number of joint undergraduate minors with several undergraduate schools at NYU, including:
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Public Policy and Management
- Social and Public Policy.
Each of these minors is comprised of several courses from Wagner in addition to several courses from the other school. Students may declare all cross-school minors through ALBERT.