Majors, Minors & Concentrations - Let's start with some simple definitions of these academic terms, and then we’ll get into how to make them work for you as you complete your undergraduate degree.
Majors - Your major is defined as the primary area of study upon which you will focus during your college career. Typically, you don’t have to declare your major until the end of your second year. Anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of your classes will be with- in this area of study. Your major selection will appear on your official transcript. Coursework will move from introductory classes, through the intermediate level and then advanced senior level, in a cohe- sive arrangement. You might also have more than one major.
Minors - A minor course of study is a set of classes, from 15 to 18 credit hours, that is designed to complement and enhance your choice of major. Some college majors require a minor, but typically, the choice of minor is an individual one for each student to consider. A minor can be your oppor- tunity to explore a new subject of interest, or add coursework that enriches your choice of major. Many colleges permit more than one and will identify that minor on the official transcript.