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Academics at ESF
Undergraduate Minors

Yes, earning a minor is worth the investment.

You picked your major because it will prepare you for a career destined to be personally satisfying to you. What about your minor? Should you add a minor to your transcript? And if you do, how should you choose it. 

Academic minors open new worlds, new possibilities, and have the credential-building power to help you stand out from the pack. Perhaps you choose a minor that explores concepts that set you on fire. Or maybe you pick a minor that complements and enhances your major. Either way, earning a minor may help you get an edge in the job market or with graduate school applications. 

Every academic program requires a number of electives. Consider focusing these credits in a specific area so that you're working toward a minor at the same time. A minor is a fast track for students who want to specialize in a certain field without completing all the credits required for a major. A minor is also an excellent way to reap the benefits of the true value of learning: an opportunity to study an area you enjoy but may not necessarily want to pursue as a career path.

Consider ESF's Undergraduate Minors

To apply for admission to undergraduate minors for ESF students, you must fill out the ESF Minor Enrollment Form (available from the Registrar's Office). All ESF minors require a minimum of 12 credit hours, with others requiring up to 18 credit hours. All students must complete at least 6 credit hours in residence at ESF. Application requirements are noted in the descriptions of the minors below. Successful completion of a minor will be noted on the transcript of each student. Please be aware, if you pursue an academic minor, credit hours required above and beyond the total required for your primary degree (your major), may not be eligible for financial aid.