The College of Saint Mary understands an academic minor is usually one specific area of study* that students seek in addition to an academic major area of study. A minor area of study usually requires 18-20 credits. Students are expected to officially declare an academic major first and will have until the first semester of their junior year to declare a minor.
*Some academic fields, such as that of language arts or social studies, are referred to as a “group" minor because they encompass multiple fields of study. For example, language arts might include the fields of English, theatre, and communications, where social studies might include the fields of history, political science, and economics.