How important is a minor?

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I was required to do a major, minor, or approved cluster in each of social science, natural science, and the humantiies. My major was psychology (social science) and my clusters were neuropsychology and Spanish. Spanish has helped a lot because there are many Spanish speakers in my area. Neuropsych I love, but it hasn’t been important for any of my jobs.

Post # 4
35 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hmmm I guess it depends? As a teacher you HAVE to have a minor so that you have something to fall back on if you don’t get to teach your favorite subject… but for you I’m not sure!

Post # 5
11626 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

DH had a minor that he’s never done anything relevant with, and I skipped the whole minor thing entirely.  I don’t think it’s ever hurt me.  I’d rather take a class that could exempt me from a grad class later on!

Post # 6
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like my minor because it challanged me to broaden my horizons.  It is a great resume builder to show that you truly enjoy learning and can do something extra that most others cant.  I majored in Business Management and minored in Sociology.  I sold myself to companies as it was a huge interest of mine that I was able to learn more about as well as networking.  “I truely want to understand the micro and macro aspects of working with people,” I would say.  That seemed to impress them.

Post # 7
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a minor – I don’t think its necessary whatsoever. I majored in sociology and took a couple of women’s studies courses – I thought they were really interesting, so I took a couple more. Like you, I was only a course or two away from the minor at that point, so I went for it. My last course for my minor was also SO MUCH WORK, but I’m glad I did it. It hasn’t helped me in the work force at all, but it felt like an accomplishment when I graduated college and the nature of the courses I took definitely helped my critical thinking skills, so overall, it was a plus.

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