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 if there are no overlapping requirements (an aviation professional pilot major may minor in air traffic control) or unrelated to your major (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.
This general minor gives you an understanding of diverse populations and how to apply this knowledge in your personal and professional life.
Learn more about the Diversity Studies Minor
A minor in criminal justice offers an advantage in career fields that intersect with law enforcement, such as sociology, social work and politics.
Learn more about the Criminal Justice Minor
The minor is a great complement if you work in crime prevention or a restorative justice profession, such as a victim advocate, counselor, mediator, court officer, or probation and parole officer.
Learn more about the Restorative Justice Minor
The minor in criminal investigation and intelligence analysis offers a more detailed study of this core function of law enforcement and security operations.
Learn more about the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Analysis Minor
The Minor in Organizational Leadership is a 15-hour program that can be completed 100% online. You’ll take three core leadership courses plus two leadership electives of your choice.
Learn more about the Organizational Leadership Minor