Undergraduate Minor Degrees

Grand Canyon University offers numerous minor degrees for traditional campus students. Earned in conjunction with your major program, a minor in college can allow you to specialize in an academic area you are most interested in or that aligns with your major. Across GCU’s colleges, you are taught from the close attention of knowledgeable faculty, in classroom environments that cultivate higher ethics and a Christian worldview.

Discover all that GCU has to offer by enriching your academic experience with a minor in college.

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Minor Degrees for Business

Supplement your major with specialized knowledge in your preferred area of business. A minor within the Colangelo College of Business provides a way to gain additional business concepts and tools as a budding business professional in accounting, business analytics, marketing and more.

Minor Degrees for Arts and Media

Enhance your creative skills with an undergraduate minor from the College of Arts and Media. Pair your passion with the technical skills needed in fine arts setting such as theatre, dance, digital design and more.

Minor Degrees for Humanities and Social Science

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences specializes in minors that are industry informed. Consider a minor in Spanish, counseling, social work, criminal justice, case management, communication and more.

Minor Degrees for Engineering and Technology

Enhance your innovation skills while addressing complex challenges in diverse industries with an undergraduate minor from the College of Engineering and Technology. When pursued alongside your primary degree, a minor in engineering or technology can offer an avenue to focus on a specific academic field that aligns with your passions or complements your major program.

Minor Degrees for Natural Sciences

Whatever your focus, the College of Natural Sciences offers undergraduate minors to complement your major degree program. These minors can help provide valuable hands-on experiences and rigorous coursework to help enhance your academic journey and can prepare you for future endeavors in the natural sciences.

Minor Degrees for Theology

Work to acquire your biblical foundation so you can prepare for service with a minor from the College of Theology. Learn to apply your religious beliefs to your daily life and partake in spiritual growth with a minor in Christian studies, philosophy, worship arts and more.

Admissions Requirements and Other Resources

Before declaring a minor, you must first connect with your university counselor to:

  • Determine if the minor is acceptable with your chosen undergraduate degree
  • Ensure courses in the minor program do not conflict with your major
  • Submit a request form for your intended undergraduate minor
  • Explore the scholarship or financial aid opportunities available to you

Students are responsible for fulfilling any prerequisites required for their selected minor. For more details on admission requirements for GCU’s minor programs, review the University Policy Handbook.

FAQs When Choosing a Minor in College

If you are interested in developing specialized skills through GCU’s minor programs, read through our answers to these common questions. Complete the form to speak with a university counselor for more details.

As an undergraduate, your major is the primary focus of your studies. A major is usually related to the field or profession in which you plan to work. An undergraduate minor offers additional specialization skills that can complement your professional goals, personal goals or both.

Before choosing your minor, you will need to speak with a GCU university counselor to determine if the minor is compatible with your bachelor’s degree. After ensuring you can meet any GCU minor program prerequisites, you should plan to declare your minor by your second year.

Employers may not look for specific minors on your resume, but what they do look for is the depth and comprehensiveness of your knowledge and skills. According to a 2021 survey conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, employers prefer attributes of a college education that showcase breadth and depth of learning.1 A minor can demonstrate your specialized knowledge to future employers.

Earning a minor in college can provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills in a certain topic or field. Some students choose a minor to supplement their major and focus on a specific emphasis that fits with their career goals. Other students may seek a minor to develop skills for nonprofessional goals, such as hobbies or personal interests.

Choosing to double minor can demonstrate your aptitude for learning and growth. Whether you choose to pursue a single or double minor, you should, first, review your goals, options and schedule with a GCU university counselor who can help provide you with personalized guidance.

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1 Finley, A. (n.d.) How College Contributes to Workforce Success. Association of American Colleges and Universities. Retrieved on June 15, 2023.

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