Post # 1
I’m a speech and hearing science major in my last semester with one class away from having a sociology minor. There was only one upper level sociology class that fit my schedule this semester and it’s the most work I’ve had in a class. Lots of book reports, papers, etc. I’m thinking of dropping it and picking up another SHS class that may get me out of a graduate class next year in grad school, but I can’t decide if I should just stick it out to get the minor. Is a minor worth it, especially when I’ll have a master’s degree in something pretty unrelated? Has your minor helped you? Thanks
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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.