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Minor in Sanskrit Studies

10th-century manuscript of 2nd-3rd century Prajnaparamita stotra, Mahayana Buddhism text, Sanskrit, Pala-Bengali-Nepali scripts

The undergraduate minor in Sanskrit Studies is intended for Cornell students who wish to broaden and deepen their competence in the Sanskrit language and traditional Indian religious, literary, and philosophical culture.

A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell may achieve the minor by completing at least 18 units of course work (typically five courses) in Sanskrit Studies. Admission to the minor shall be declared no later than the first semester of the graduating year.

More details about the Sanskrit Studies Minor and all of its requirements are available from the Department of Asian Studies, which administers the Asian Studies minors. 

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  • Minor