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Minors allow you to immerse yourself in a secondary field in addition to your academic program in Studio Art.

Minors are cohesive groups of four or more courses totaling at least 15 SHUs*. Minors are optional and BFA students can minor in multiple areas or in none at all. Please note that minors for all Tufts undergraduates appear only on your official transcript; they are not printed on your diploma.

Minors Available to BFA Students and Requirements

As a BFA student, you can earn any undergraduate minor in the School of Arts and Sciences except Studio Art. Studio Art minors are not allowed for BFA students as the requirements significantly overlap with your BFA course of study. 

Minors available run the gamut from Computer Science to Museums, Memory, and Heritage. Popular minors include:

  • Africana Studies
  • Architectural Studies
  • Child Study and Human Development
  • Dance
  • Food Systems and Nutrition
  • Music Engineering
  • Peace and Justice Studies
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
     . . . and much more

Browse the full listing of Minors

All courses used to fulfill a minor must be taken for a letter grade. For a full listing of minors with their course requirements, visit the Bulletin on the Registrar’s website.

View the Bulletin

Note: Students may apply up to two courses toward both their BFA degree requirements and a minor. Please direct any questions regarding your program requirements to your academic advisor.

Declaring a Minor

BFA students must complete their first semester before declaring a minor. To do so, please complete and submit the “Add a Minor” form

For any questions about minors, advice on determining which courses to take, and help planning your schedule, please contact Tobias Bennett, Academic Resource Advisor, or schedule an appointment.

* Semester Hour Units (SHUs) is the credit-hour system used by Tufts and most universities in the United States.