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Episode 56: What Is a Minor?

December 12, 2022

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question many of us are asked from the time we're little. For a college student, deciding what to study for four years might feel like finally choosing an answer.

But with so many disciplines to choose from, it can feel stressful or even dissatisfying to toss all of your eggs into one academic basket. After all, no one is interested in just one subject or topic — which is what makes the option to declare a minor in college so powerful.

On this episode of College Admissions Insider, we're looking into what a college minor is and how exploring one or more minors can enhance a student's educational experience.

Our guest is Ghislaine McDayter, Bucknell’s associate provost for research and creative inquiry.

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