Minors offer a basis for the rigorous study of disciplines that complement the major area of study or are of personal interest to a student. Two types of optional minors are offered.

Disciplinary Minors

Disciplinary minors are available to students in a subject that is not their major. These minors typically include four courses and are designed for students who wish to concentrate several electives in a particular field. Students are encouraged to explore the option of completing a minors rather than a full second major.

Multidisciplinary Minors

Multidisciplinary minors support work across disciplines and engage students to think about complex subjects from multiple perspectives. The minors have both global dimensions and special relevance in Abu Dhabi. The Emirate's location and major initiatives in the realm of the environment, technology, and urbanization afford students unusual opportunities for research, field work, and first-hand experiences.