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The Major Benefits of Choosing a Minor

A minor is a secondary area of study from your major or specific degree program. Although it is not a requirement for graduation, a minor provides a significant opportunity to "specialize" in a particular area or niche of your broader industry and gives you a way to pursue your interests in a field other than your major.

In addition, a minor shows future employers or graduate school admissions committees the diversity of your interests and skills; therefore, you might want to think about your future goals when choosing a minor. For example, if you are a Health Sciences major, a concentration in Urban Yoga or Health Care Management will go a long way to increase your marketability after graduation. Likewise, non-Health Professions students who are passionate about fitness and the multi-billion dollar sports industry with a Sport Management minor.

The School of Health Professions offers several minors for students who are seeking to expand their knowledge and skills both in their field or in a field other than their major.

Students are able to minor in all Conolly subject areas except Communication Sciences and Disorders and Dance.  In addition there are specialty minors in Gender Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Political Geography, Urban Studies and Criminal Justice.

Africana Studies Mathematics
Art Media Arts
Asian Studies Modern Language
Biology Music
Chemistry Philosophy
Criminal Justice Political Geography
Economics Political Science
English Psychology
Gender Studies Sociology Anthropology
History Speech
Journalism Theatre
Latin American Caribbean Studies Urban Studies