Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Second Language Studies (SLSTMIN)Department of Second Language Studies

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Minor in Second Language Studies provides an applied science approach to second languages, enhancing students' preparation for: jobs abroad; international relations; global business; language professions; and language learning.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Core Course. One (1) course:
  2. Advanced Electives. Two (2) courses:
  3. Additional Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • Additional course(s) from the Advanced Electives list above
    • (approved topic: "Language Hotspots and Biodiversity")
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.