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Majors and Minors

When you consider the list of options, there are a variety of undergraduate courses, specializations, and concentrations you can choose from at Case Western Reserve University.

For a full list of majors and minors, please see the General Bulletin.

The list of academic representatives is your connection to representatives for every undergraduate program on campus.

Although some first-year undergraduates enter with definite degree goals, students will not be assigned an advisor in their major course of study until they have declared a major. Opportunities for exploration of majors and minors during the first and second semesters include the annual Choices Fair, departmental information sessions, and individual conversations with faculty and academic advisors.


All students must complete the requirements of a major field of study. A major ordinarily includes a program of 10 or more courses. For more information, visit the Declaring a Major or Minor page.


A minor concentration requires no fewer than 15 credit-hours and normally requires no more than 18 credit-hours. With the exception of minors offered by the Case School of Engineering, students must earn a minimum cumulative average of 2.000 for all courses taken to satisfy minor requirements and for which grades are averaged. Transfer students who wish to complete a minor must complete at Case Western Reserve University at least half the requirements for the minor.

Minors are not required. Students have the option of completing a minor in a discipline other than the major. The successful completion of a minor will be indicated on a student's transcript.

General Bulletin

Choose a major or minor based on career goals or personal interests.