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Need Minor

Victoria17Victoria17 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I am a senior in high school and I am about to apply to colleges, but I am torn on what I want to minor in. I have decided to major in sociology, because my plan is to get my bachelors degree in sociology and then go to law school to become a civil rights attorney. I know that sociology is often considered a "lazy major", but I have decided to go ahead with it because I believe it will help me in my career. So maybe a minor that is a little more challenging. Also, I have looked at psychology and if I can't decide on anything else then I will probably minor in that.

Replies to: Need Minor

  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 32,006 Senior Member
    Philosophy majors typically do well with law school admissions and it's seen as a very rigorous major. Make sure to keep a high GPA though and try for summer internships in various non profits. (These are often unpaid, so choosing a college with financial support for unpaid summer internships or that is low cost so that you can afford these internships will be important.)
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 24,428 Senior Member
    no need to minor for LS admissions. Just take classes in what you enjoy. That way you'll earn A's, and lots of 'em.

    btw: not sure how/why a Soc major will help you be a better lawyer, but whatever. :-)

    If you want to help your future, in whatever path it may take, make sure to add some quant classes, such as Stats. Just good for building critical thinking skills. Also a big fan of Philosophy.
  • HappyAlumnusHappyAlumnus Registered User Posts: 1,100 Senior Member
    Major and minor in whatever will give you As! (Except majors and minors such as prelaw, criminal justice, etc., which are seen as weak.)
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