Elective Studies Option (minor)

A student who qualifies for the Elective Studies option in lieu of a support area completes a total of 18-21 credits from a variety of areas of study based on her own individual interests. 

To fulfill the elective requirements, the student may use a variety of courses at Alverno and/or appropriate transfer credits. This option is primarily for transfer students who have a number of credits that do not necessarily apply to one particular major or support.

As part of the 18-21 credits, the student is required to take one 300- or 400-level course at Alverno College that serves as an advanced-level elective.

Take minimum 18 credits, with one Advanced Level Course outside your major taken at Alverno.18

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.