Minors and Certificates


The Humanities Department offers seven minors for students in Humanities and from different disciplines across campus.

  • Modern Languages
  • Communication Studies
  • Diversity Studies
  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • Journalism
  • Media Production
  • Writing

A minor requires a minimum of 16-credit hours of course work (varies by department). No more than six credits of 1000- or 2000-level courses can count toward a minor, though some departments may allow more than six if the total number required for the minor is more than 16. The minor must include at least six credits of 3000- or 4000-level courses. These courses must not be required by the student's major (except as free elective hours). Students interested in adding a minor to their degree program must consult their academic advisors as well as the minor department.

The Humanities Department Undergraduate Academic Advisor is Maria Bergstrom. She can be reach by phone at 487-0984 or via email.


A certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) can be obtained concurrently while working toward a degree or can be obtained by part-time students without enrolling in a degree program. All students must comply with the procedures for admission to Michigan Tech, and unless otherwise specified, must maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA (B/C average) in any course counted toward the certificate.