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 the students 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 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 the major field of study. A minimum of one-half of the credits required for the minor(s) must be completed 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 (HGS)
American Studies (HGS)
Art History (CA)
Business Analytics (ASB)
Civic and Community Leadership (HGS)
Climate Change, Policy and Action (SSHS)
Computer Science (TAS)
Contemplative Studies (SSHS)
Creative Writing (HGS)
Crime and Justice Studies (SSHS)
Digital Filmmaking (CA)
Earth Science (TAS)
East Asian Studies (HGS)
Engineering Physics (TAS)
English and Literary Studies (HGS)
Environmental Science (TAS)
Environmental Studies (SSHS)
Food Studies (SSHS)
Graphic Communication (CA)
Human Resources Management (ASB)
Human Rights and Genocide Studies (HGS)
Information Technology Management (ASB)
International Business (ASB)
International Studies (HGS)
Judaic Studies (HGS)
Latino/a and Latin American Studies (HGS)
Museum and Exhibition Studies (HGS)
Plant Studies (TAS)
Political Science (HGS)
Public Health (TAS)
Public Policy (HGS)
Science and Society (TAS)
Spanish Language Studies (HGS)
Sports Management (ASB)
Substance Use Disorders (SSHS)
Visual Arts (CA)
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (SSHS)