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Declaring a Minor
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.
Why should I declare a minor?
Students choose minors based upon:
Students can declare a minor as soon as their freshman year but no later than their senior year (before you reach 90 credit hours). To declare a minor, students should meet with a college advisor. Together with the college advisor you can discuss how a minor can fit into your graduation plan. Go here for more info on how to meet with a college advisor.
Yes! Double-minors can work with many majors. Talk to a college advisor to do the math and see how a minor (or two) can fit into your BA graduation plan.
It's complicated. Since these degrees are meant to focus heavily on the major, it can be difficult to find room to accommodate a minor. Come meet with a college advisor to see if a minor can fit into your graduation plan.
Students can share 9 credits of an LAS minor with their LAS core requirements. This policy is reflected in the advising guide but a student should confirm with a college advisor how this impacts his or her graduation plan.
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