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* Concentrations are part of a major.

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).

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Majors with Specific Entrance Requirements
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (BS) with a Concentration in Medical Lab Science
    The joint degree program is offered by the Rutgers School of Health Professions (Rutgers-SHP) and Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) and have specific Application/Admission/Graduation deadlines and requirements. Please refer to the Clinical Laboratory Science webpage (link below). The Conveners of the Majors are located in the School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Building G.
    Clinical Laboratory Science (BS) (TAS) Catalog Page
    School of Theoretical and Applied Science Website
  • Medical Imaging Science (BS)
    The joint degree program is offered by the Rutgers School of Health Professions (Rutgers-SHP) and Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) and have specific Application/Admission/Graduation deadlines and requirements. Please refer to the Medical Imaging Science webpage (link below). The Conveners of the Majors are located in the School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Building G.
    Medical Imaging Science (BS) (TAS) Catalog Page
    School of Theoretical and Applied Science Website
  • Nursing Majors (BSN)
    The programs is offered by Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) and have specific Application/Admission/Graduation deadlines and requirements. Please refer to the Nursing Programs Catalog webpage (link below).  The Conveners of the Majors are located in the School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Adler Center.
    Nursing Major (BSN) (TAS) Catalog Page
    School of Theoretical and Applied Science Website
  • Social Work Major
    This major is offered by the School of Social Science and Human Services and has specific entrance and Grade Point Average requirements for traditional and transfer students.  Please refer to the About the Major section (link below). The School of Social Science and Human Services is located in ASB 431.
    Social Work Major (SSHS) Catalog Page
    School of Social Science and Human Services Website

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