Department of Languages and Linguistics: Interdisciplinary Minors

A minor degree can complement or expand your engagement with your major field of study. Declaring a minor adds value to your resume, gives you the opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge related to your major field of study, and enhances interdisciplinary scholarship. Adding a minor can also allow you to explore another area of study in addition to your major – perhaps an area that you’d like to further pursue as a career or graduate school opportunity.

The Department of Languages & Linguistics offers five such minors: International Studies, East Asian Studies, Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, and Linguistics. Each of these minors not only intersect with the majors offered by the Department, but also pair well with diverse fields such as Government, Economics, Anthropology, Education, History, Professional Golf Management, and the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism degrees. These minors also intersect with the many opportunities for education abroad that NMSU offers. (See