Special Topic Minors

The special topic minor explores a specific topic in research, culture, business, leadership, or the arts that is significant in today’s society.

  • Advertising (Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism)
  • American Popular Culture (Dornsife College, American Studies and Ethnicity)
  • Applied Computer Security (Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program)
  • Applied Theatre Arts (School of Theatre)
  • Arabic and Middle East Studies (Dornsife College, Linguistics)
  • Business Law (Marshall School of Business/Gould School of Law)
  • Business Technology Fusion (Marshall School of Business, Information and Operations Management)
  • Chinese for the Professions (Dornsife College, East Asian Languages and Cultures)
  • Comedy (Performance) (School of Dramatic Arts)
  • Communication Technology Practices and Platforms (Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism)
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (Dornsife College, Biological Sciences)
  • Computer and Digital Forensics (Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program)
  • Consumer Behavior (Marshall School of Business)
  • Cultural Competence in Medicine (Keck School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine)
  • Culture, Media and Entertainment (Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism)
  • Cultures and Politics of the Pacific Rim (Dornsife College, East Asian Languages and Cultures)
  • Dance (School of Dramatic Arts – formerly Theatre)
  • Digital Studies (School of Cinematic Arts)
  • Drawing (Roski School of Fine Arts)
  • The Dynamics of Early Childhood (Rossier School of Education)
  • Early Modern Studies (Dornsife College, English)
  • Education and Society (Rossier School of Education)
  • Engineering Management (Viterbi School of Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering)
  • Enterprise Information Systems (Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program)
  • Entrepreneurship (Marshall School of Business, Business Entrepreneurship)
  • Environmental Chemistry and Sustainability (Dornsife College, Chemistry)
  • Ethics and Moral Philosophy (Dornsife College, Philosophy)
  • Forensics and Criminality (Dornsife College, Sociology)
  • Geobiology (Dornsife College, Earth Sciences)
  • Geohazards (Dornsife College, Earth Sciences)
  • History and Culture of Business (Dornsife College, History)
  • Human Rights (Dornsife College, Political Science)
  • Innovation: The Digital Entrepreneur (Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program)
  • Jewish American Studies (Dornsife College, American Studies and Ethnicity)
  • Korean Studies (Dornsife College, East Asian Languages and Cultures)
  • Latin American Studies (Dornsife College, Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Law and Internet Technology (Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program)
  • Law and Public Policy (Price School of Public Policy)
  • Law and Society (Dornsife College, Political Science)
  • LGBTQ Studies (Dornsife College, Gender Studies)
  • Management Consulting (Marshall School of Business, Management and Organization)
  • Managing Human Relations (Dornsife College, Sociology)
  • Marine Biology (Dornsife College, Biological Sciences)
  • Marketing (Marshall School of Business)
  • Medical Anthropology (Dornsife College, Anthropology)
  • Music Recording (Thornton School of Music)
  • Musical Theatre (Thornton School of Music)
  • Natural Science (Dornsife College, Biological Sciences)
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion (Keck School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine)
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (Marshall School of Business, Information and Operations Management)
  • Organizational Leadership and Management (Marshall School of Business, Management and Organization)
  • Painting (Roski School of Fine Arts)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (Dornsife College, International Relations)
  • Performing Arts Studies (School of Dramatic Arts – formerly Theatre)
  • Petroleum Engineering (Viterbi School of Engineering, Petroleum Engineering)
  • Philosophy for Business, Law and the Professions (Dornsife College, Philosophy)
  • Photography (Roski School of Fine Arts)
  • Playwriting (School of Theatre)
  • Professional and Managerial Communication (Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism)
  • Public Health (Keck School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine)
  • Race, Ethnicity and Politics (Dornsife College, Political Science)
  • Real Estate Development (School of Policy, Planning, and Development)
  • Science Visualization (School of Cinematic Arts)
  • Science, Technology and Society (Dornsife College, Sociology)
  • Sculpture (Roski School of Fine Arts)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (Marshall School of Business)
  • Songwriting (Thornton School of Music)
  • Southeast Asia and its People (Dornsife College, Anthropology)
  • Sports Media Studies (Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism)
  • Statistics (Dornsife College, Mathematics)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention (Keck School of Medicine, Preventive Medicine)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Rossier School of Education)
  • Theories of Art (Dornsife College, Philosophy)
  • 3-D Art for Games (Roski School of Fine Arts/School of Cinematic Arts/Viterbi School of Engineering)
  • 2-D Art for Games (Roski School of Fine Arts/School of Cinematic Arts/Viterbi School of Engineering)
  • Two-Dimensional Studies (Roski School of Fine Arts)
  • Urban Sustainable Planning (Price School of Public Policy)
  • Video Game Design and Management (Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program)
  • Video Game Programming (Viterbi School of Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Program)
  • Visual Culture (Dornsife College, Art History)
  • Web Technologies and Applications (Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program)

For a complete listing of minor requirements, please visit the USC Catalogue