What is a minor at Ramapo College?
A minor is a concentrated area of study that usually relates directly to a student’s major field of study or complements a student’s major field of study. A minor is intended to give a student a breadth of knowledge in a particular subject area, to enhance a skillset that will be valuable in his or her future, or explore an area of interest as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education.
Why should I minor?
Declaring a minor can help give a student a competitive edge in the job market. In an increasingly competitive job market that often leads to changing jobs and even career paths, adding another dimension to a student’s college degree can only enhance his or her marketability while also promoting lifelong learning in a field of study beyond the student’s chosen major.
When do I declare a minor, and how many extra credits will it take to complete?
Minor requirements at Ramapo vary by program, but by reading about one of the minors below, a student can get a sense of the minors available at Ramapo and their requirements. Students tend to declare their minors in the third or fourth year at Ramapo, after they have completed their general education requirements. After completing general education and delving into required courses in the major, a student may identify an appropriate minor to complement his or her major field of study. The student must have completed a minimum of one half of the credits for the minor(s) at Ramapo College.
Declaring a Minor
Students wishing to declare a minor must complete the Major/Minor Declaration Form available in the Registrar’s Office or online (Major/Minor Declaration Form).
Africana Studies (SSHGS)
American Studies (SSHGS)
Art History (CA)
Computer Science (TAS)
Contemplative Studies (SSHS)
Creative Writing (SSHGS)
Crime and Justice Studies (SSHS)
Digital Filmmaking (CA)
Earth Science (TAS)
East Asian Studies (SSHGS)
Engineering Physics (TAS)
Environmental Science (TAS)
Environmental Studies (SSHS)
Food Studies (SSHS)
Human Rights and Genocide Studies (SSHGS)
Information Technology Management (ASB)
International Business (ASB)
International Studies (SSHGS)
Judaic Studies (SSHGS)
Latino/a and Latin American Studies (SSHGS)
Museum and Exhibition Studies
Plant Studies (TAS)
Political Science (SSHGS)
Public Policy (SSHGS)
Science, Technology and Society (TAS)
Spanish Language Studies (SSHGS)
Substance Use Disorders (SSHS)
Visual Arts (CA)
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (SSHS)