Major & Minor


The requirements for a major in Asian Cultures & Languages: Sanskrit are (full details):

24 semester hours including at least 21 hours of upper-division coursework:

  • 9 hours upper-division Sanskrit
  • 15 hours (including 12 upper-division) additional Asian Studies coursework related to South Asia, which may include up to 3 hours of upper-division coursework in Bengali, Malayalam, Sanskrit, or Tamil. See the Area List page for a list of approved courses for this requirement.


A minor in Sanskrit has been approved by the University and is available to students beginning with the 2022-24 Undergraduate Catalog. The simple requirements for the Sanskrit minor are: 15 semester credits of Sanskrit coursework (at least 8 credits in residency) which must include at least 3 hours upper-division coursework.