Academic Minors

Students at FIT have the opportunity to pursue an academic minor, a selection of courses focused on a particular discipline, or a combination of disciplines. This provides a more cohesive program of study and a deeper understanding of the chosen fields. 

Minor Declaration Guidelines:

  • Visit the Academic Advisement Center in room C402 or email to explore minor options, declare a minor, and create the best plan of action for completing the required coursework. 

  • Students may begin to take courses toward a minor as early as the second semester of the AAS degree program.

  • Students may officially declare a minor 

    • after admission to a bachelor's degree program and 

    • after completing at least one (1) course toward the minor

  • Students must complete five (5) courses as outlined in the minor (which usually adds up to 15 course credits).

  • Students may transfer up to six (6) credits/two (2) courses for any academic minor.

  • There is a limit of three (3) minors per undergraduate degree.

  • Students must complete 3 of 5 distinct unique courses per minor (This means 2 of 5 courses can overlap with courses in another minor or courses required in the major area.) Minors cannot be earned in the same discipline as the major.

  • Upon successful completion of the selected course credits with a 2.0 or higher GPA, your minor will be recorded on your transcript.

  • A minor must be completed by the time you graduate.

Liberal Arts Minors

African American and Africana Studies
American Studies
Asian Studies
Caribbean Studies
Communication Studies
Ethnic Dress in a Global Context
Fashion History, Theory, and Culture
Film and Media Studies
French and Francophone Studies
History of Art
Integrative Wellness
International Politics
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Mandarin Chinese
Middle East and North African Studies
Sustainable Materials and Technology (SM&T)
Women and Gender Studies

Art and Design Minors

3-Dimensional Design
Color Studies
Creative Technology
Design Thinking (for students in the Schools of Business & Technology and Liberal Arts only)
Digital Typography (for student in the School of Art & Design only)
Multi-sensory Branding

Business and Technology Minors

Creative Entrepreneurship
International Trade and Marketing

Interdisciplinary Minors

Ethics and Sustainability


Minor Degree Program
Creative Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries, BS
International Trade and Marketing International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, BS
History of Art Minor Art History and Museum Professions, BS
Journalism Minor Advertising and Marketing Communications AAS and BS degree programs