Students at NYU Shanghai can pursue three different types of minors: 

NYU Shanghai Minors

Students may take NYU Shanghai courses or equivalent courses at study away locations to fulfill NYU Shanghai minor requirements.


Global Network University Minors

Students may take courses that are offered at study away locations to fulfill the Global Network University Minor (GNU Minor) requirement. Pursuing a GNU Minor does not guarantee acceptance to study at a study away site.

Global Network University Minors require 4 courses. At least 3 courses should be taken at study away locations and one course can be taken in Shanghai. (Course Search: Global Courses Satisfying Shanghai Degree Requirements)

*Local language courses at the study away sites count toward the four courses required for the Culture and Society minors (language courses can only be counted once for Culture and Society minors).

Below are all the GNU Minors that NYU Shanghai currently offers:

Art History Studies 

Art Studies 

Australian Culture and Society British Culture and Society

Central European Culture and Society 

Cultural Studies 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

European Culture and Society 

Fashion Studies 

French Culture and Society 

German Culture and Society 

Global Cities Studies

Global Public Health Studies 

Globalization Studies 

Italian Culture and Society 

Journalism Studies

Latin American Culture and Society 

Middle Eastern Culture and Society 

Pan African Culture and Society 

Psychological Studies

Photographic Studies 

Political Studies 

Sociological Studies 

Spanish Culture and Society 

Sustainability Studies 

West African Culture and Society


NYU New York Cross-School Minors

NYU Shanghai students can pursue NYU New York Cross-School Minors.

Students may take cross-school minor courses as listed on the website. If the course(s) that students plan to take are not consistent with the courses listed on the website, students can draft a minor course plan, and contact the offering department to ask if will fulfill the department’s minor requirements. If the course plan is confirmed by the offering department, students should forward the confirmation to their academic advisor.

Posting Cross-School Minors: Students who have completed a Cross-School Minor should follow the NYU Shanghai process to report their minor completion information to their NYU Shanghai academic advisor in order to get the minor posted on their transcript. Students do not need to declare NYU New York Cross-School Minors in Albert.