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. Upon successful completion of the selected courses in a minor with a 2.0 or higher GPA, the minor is recorded on the student’s transcript. There are a wide range of options, including 3-Dimensional Design, African American and Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Color Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Entrepreneurship, Creative Technology, Dance, Design Thinking, Economics, English: Literature and/or Writing, Ethnic Dress in a Global Context, Ethics and Sustainability, Fashion History Theory and Culture, Film and Media Studies, French, History, History of Art, Integrative Wellness, International Politics, International Trade and Marketing, Italian, Italian Studies, Japanese, Latin American Studies, LGBTQIA Studies, Mandarin Chinese, Mathematics, Middle East and North African Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Women and Gender Studies.

Visit the Academic Advisement Center in room C402 to create the best plan of action for completing the five (5) courses (which the majority of the time adds up to 15 course credits) in a timely manner. Upon successful completion of the selected course credits with a 2.0 or higher GPA, your minor will be recorded on your transcript. Transfer students can transfer up to six (6) credits for any academic minor.

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
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)
Multi-sensory Branding

Business and Technology Minors

Creative Entrepreneurship
International Trade and Marketing

Interdisciplinary Minor

Ethics and Sustainability