A minor is a secondary academic subject you can focus on in addition to your major. Your minor can be directly connected to your major (a criminal justice major may minor in restorative justice) or unrelated (an art major may minor in diversity studies). If you have multiple interests, choosing a minor gives you an opportunity to learn more about another field you enjoy, or study an additional area that will be beneficial to your major.
In addition to supporting your education, declaring a minor can be beneficial when you’re applying for jobs or graduate school. Minors show employers and academic institutions that you’re a hard worker, flexible and able to handle a heavier workload. Visit with your advisor if you think a minor is for you.