Declaring a Minor
Save the date! The Minor Fair will take place on October 15th from 11am-2pm at 1104 S Wabash. More info here.
What is a minor?
A minor is a course of study that provides an introduction or sequenced specialization in a certain area in addition to and outside of a student's declared major. Minors at Columbia College range from 18 to 24 credit hours. Students who pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree should strongly consider adding a minor to augment and complement their major.
You can find out more about minors with the FAQs below and by visiting the College Advising Center.
- Career goals. Students with minors have a competitive advantage in the marketplace because they’ve developed skills and specialized knowledge outside their main degree disciplines.
- Graduate school. Minors can merge areas of study to create a path that continues into a post-graduate degree.
- Personal interest. Students can also choose minors simply because they are passionate about a subject outside of their major.