Minors at Chatham

Here at Chatham, our minors are designed to allow students to explore interests outside of their major, advance their professional goals, and gain essential insight from experienced faculty. 

With over 45 minors offered, the opportunity to self-design minors, and the ability to specialize within each program, you’re guaranteed to find a minor (or minors!) that suit your needs.

What is a Minor?

Simply put, a minor is a secondary focus in addition to your major. It allows you to take a couple of classes in an area that interests you, while still pursuing your major. If there are areas of study you want to explore outside of your major, then a minor is for you.

Benefits of Choosing a Minor

Not only do minors allow you to explore your interests, but minors can help set you apart when seeking employment post-graduation. They also open your studies to new classes, professors, and professional connections.

Minor Requirements

Minors at Chatham are easy to obtain with most requiring five to six courses for a total of 15-18 credit hours. Your academic advisor will work closely with you to make sure that you graduate on track with the minor or minors you desire.

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Featured Minor: Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies minor is an interdisciplinary study of Jewish history, literature, religion, culture, and art dating back centuries. Students explore the connections between past development and contemporary issues with regard to social, political, intellectual, economic, cultural, geographic and technological spheres.

Featured Minor: Psychology

One of Chatham’s most popular programs, the psychology minor gives students the opportunity to explore contemporary theory and research while teaching them to think scientifically about behavior and mental processes. Students in the program have flexibility to specialize within their minor on a wide range of topics, including development, psychobiology, and abnormal behavior.

Featured Minor: Business

The business minor at Chatham equips students across disciplines with essential technical, teambuilding, and analytical skills for today’s professional world. Students are taught traditional business strategy with a unique commitment to addressing issues such as sustainability, diversity, and responsible business in a global context.

Minors at Chatham