A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
English may be the Language of Business, but Spanish has overtaken it as the world’s second most common language. A minor in Spanish not only gives students instruction and the ability to converse in a second language, it exposes them the cultures and literature of the areas where the language is spoken. In an increasingly multilingual society, knowledge of a second language is an increasingly desirable ability sought by employers. A Spanish minor complements degrees in political science, education, business, sociology, and mass communication especially well.
A Spanish minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- International Relations
- Strategic Communication
- Public Administration
- Computer Science