Minor Programs of Study

As an enrolled Berklee College of Music undergraduate student, you can complete a minor program of study in addition to your declared major. The purpose of a minor is to provide you with the opportunity to gain a breadth and depth of understanding in a focused area of study. Minors at the college are specifically planned to expand your ability to undertake specialized courses of study outside of your declared major.

Use the menu to explore more than 30 minors offered at the college.

How do I Declare a Minor?

To begin the process of declaring a minor, contact the department chair affiliated with the program that interests you. Here are some guidelines about minors to keep in mind:

  • Minors consist of a minimum of 10–12 credits and represent a focused specialization.
  • Minors include a progression of courses that, upon completion, represent significant study, immersion, and intellectual knowledge of a subject area.
  • Course work completed under the guidelines of a minor may be used to fulfill other degree requirements, as appropriate.
  • Declaration of a minor does not allow a student to bypass specified prerequisites.
  • Students may complete only one minor course of study for inclusion on their official transcript.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 in the courses within their declared minor in order to receive credit for the minor course of study and indication of the minor on their official transcript.
  • Students currently on academic probation may not declare their intent for a minor course of study.

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