If you have a lot of interests, want to enhance your major or want to focus on a second area of study, a minor might be the way to go. By declaring a minor, you can study things that interest you on a more personal level, broaden your skills and become more diverse. Minors can also give you a leg up on the competition when it comes time to look for a job.

UCLA offers more than 90 minors, many of which you can pair in unexpected ways with majors. For instance, the food studies minor can be a nice complement to majors in chemistry, biology, communication and many more things.

Following is a list of all the minors offered to undergraduates at UCLA. Click on any minor for more information.


African American Studies

African and Middle Eastern Studies

African Studies

American Indian Studies

Ancient Near East and Egyptology


Applied Developmental Psychology

Arabic and Islamic Studies

Armenian Studies

Art History

Asian American Studies

Asian Humanities

Asian Languages

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


Biomedical Research

Brain and Behavioral Health new

Central and East European Studies

Central American Studies  new

Chicana and Chicano Studies

Classical Civilization

Cognitive Science

Community Engagement and Social Change [1]

Comparative Literature

Conservation Biology

Data Science Engineering new

Digital Humanities

Disability Studies

Earth and Environmental Science

East Asian Studies

Education Studies



Environmental Engineering

Environmental Systems and Society

Ethnomusicology new

European Languages and Transcultural Studies new

European Languages and Transcultural Studies with French and Francophone

European Languages and Transcultural Studies with German

European Languages and Transcultural Studies with Italian

European Studies

Evolutionary Medicine

Film, Television and Digital Media

Food Studies new

Gender Studies



Geography/Environmental Studies


Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Geospatial Information Systems and Technologies


Global Health

Global Studies

Greek Language and Culture

Hebrew and Jewish Studies

History new

History of Science, Technology and Medicine [2]

Information and Media Literacy new

International Migration Studies new

Iranian Music new

Iranian Studies

Israel Studies

Labor Studies [3]

Latin Language and Culture

Latin American Studies

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies


Literature and the Environment

Mathematical Biology


Mathematics for Teaching [4]

Mexican Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Musicology [5]

Music Industry



Pilipino Studies new

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies [6]

Professional Writing new

Public Affairs

Public Health

Religion, Study of

Russian Language

Russian Literature

Russian Studies


Science Education

Social Data Science new

Social Thought

Society and Genetics

South Asian Studies

Southeast Asian Studies


Spanish Linguistics


Structural Biology

Systems Biology


Urban and Regional Studies

Visual and Performing Arts Education

1. Effective Fall 2019, the Civic Engagement minor was formally renamed to Community Engagement and Social Change
2. Effective Winter 2019, the History of Science and Medicine minor was formally renamed to History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
3. Effective Fall 2019, the Labor and Workplace Studies minor was formally renamed to Labor Studies
4. Effective Winter 2019, the Teaching Secondary Mathematics minor was formally renamed to Mathematics for Teaching
5. Effective Spring 2018, the Music History minor was formally renamed to Musicology
6. Effective Fall 2019, the Portuguese minor was formally renamed to Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

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