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Customized Minor

The Customized Minor provides opportunities for students to pursue a field of interest in the form of a minor that is not provided by the established curriculum. A Customized Minor is a minimum 15-credit suite of courses. Students must attend an information session and can choose to propose their DIY minor by following all the guidelines of the Customized Minor and submitting the required forms and accompanying narratives. The content of the Customized Minor must be sufficiently different from existing minors at Pratt and coherently proposed a field of study that is adequately covered with the proposed courses. 

Interested in proposing a Customized Minor of your own? 

  • Step 1: Speak to your Academic Advisor and/or Amir Parsa and Renae Govinda
  • Step 2: Attend a required Customized Minor Info Session
  • Step 3: Submit the Customized Minor Form and all requisite documents by the last day of Add/Drop in a given semester. This date is listed on the Academic Calendar.

Upcoming Customized Minor Info Sessions

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom
To request a calendar invite, please email Renae Govinda.

Please note: You must attend one information session. Only after attending will you be able to propose a minor. Approval of a Customized Minor is contingent upon a selective review process. Proposing a Customized Minor does not guarantee approval.


Amir Parsa
Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary and Integrative Learning
Founding Director, The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Curator, Individualized Learning

Renae Govinda
Program Manager, The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Project Manager, MSCHE Self-Study and Accreditation