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What is a Minor?

All our degrees require students to select and complete a minor.  A minor is a secondary academic discipline that students focus on to complete their bachelor’s degree.  Because a minor is rooted in a different discipline, it allows students to develop a secondary specialization to enhance their degree.  A minor from any discipline can be matched with any of our majors.  It is a good idea for students to talk to an academic advisor about their career goals when choosing a minor.  Being strategic might help a student cater their degree to a specific career field (e.g., a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement and Administration and a minor in Political Science).  It can also make a degree unique and stand out in the job market (e.g., a B.S. in Sociology with a concentration in Society and Culture and a minor in Business Administration).