Minors & Certificates

Choosing a minor or certificate

At HLS the wealth of courses offered by our four departments and 17 centers and institutes inspires many students to pursue minors or certificates. 

Maybe you’re a history major who’s considering law school one day. If so, you might want to minor in Human Rights and International Law.

If your sights are set on public service, you can start work now toward your dream of helping to resettle refugees by acquiring a certificate in Islamic Studies or Global Service and Peace Corps Preparation.

Whatever your interests and aims, our faculty and advisors can help you choose the minor or certificate programs that will get you globally ready.

You can start exploring our offerings now. Then, meet with your advisor to outline your course of study.

Meet with an academic advisor

On the other hand, she admits, “Before I came to IU, I didn’t know that folklore and ethnomusicology were even fields. But I just fell in love after I took one course. I really resonate with the approach of getting to know a culture from the individual’s perspective, from the bottom up. It’s a nice balance to looking at the power structure of a society, from the top down."