Undergraduate Majors and Minors


All students must complete the requirements of a major field of study.  A major ordinarily includes a program of 10 or more courses.  Only one major is required for a student to satisfy degree requirements, and most students complete their degrees having met the requirements for a single major.  However, some students wish to complete more than one major in order to address their interests and academic goals.  Several opportunities exist for a student to complete more than one major (see Double Majors, Secondary Majors, and Dual Undergraduate Degrees).

Note that the majors in Environmental Studies, Evolutionary Biology, Gerontological Studies, Natural Sciences, Pre-Architecture, and Teacher Education are available only as a second major for a BA degree, as the sole major for a BA degree if a student is also completing a BS degree, or as a secondary major for a student completing a BS degree.


A minor concentration requires no fewer than 15 credit-hours and normally requires no more than 18 credit-hours.

Minors are not required.  Students have the option of completing a minor in a discipline other than the major.  Students who choose to complete a minor must complete at least half the requirements for the minor at Case Western Reserve University.  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. The successful completion of a minor will be indicated on a student's transcript.

Note that the minor in Electronics is available only to students completing the BA degree.

Undergraduate Programs

To explore all undergraduate program offerings through filters and keyword search, please visit our Programs page.