Development of a minor (20–26 credits) allows the student to pursue concentrated study in an area of special interest. A minor can be a supplement to the student’s major or just an additional area of interest.

The number of credits of core curriculum course work applied to the major is not restricted. A minimum of 50 percent of the credits in a minor must be unique to that minor when compared to a student's major(s) or other minor(s). For exceptions, see the Registrar. A minimum of 50 percent of the course work in a minor must be from University of Northwestern.

Students who add or change a minor(s) must meet all requirements for the new minor(s) as described in the most recently published catalog at the time the Academic Program Change form or the Application for Readmission is submitted to the Registrar's Office.