Can we talk about minors

I saw a post about this recently and I would like some clarification/advice - I’m going to college for comp sci and I was wondering if having a minor in like idk, electrical engineering compared to like, italian is better for finding a job, or if minors are just kind of a learn-something-you-want-to-learn kind of thing.

I want to minor in something- I’m interested in data analytics, electrical engineering or maybe italian and I don’t know if there’s job benefits to minoring in DA or EE vs italian, which for me is just kind of for fun and to continue studying italian (im in ap italian rn) so if anyone wants to shoot some advice my way i’d appreciate it!!

Do what you’re good at not necessarily what you love if that makes sense.

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A minor in a practical subject might be helpful if your major is in a less employable area, but it seems like you will be all set. Minor in what you want!

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The amount and depth of course work for an official minor varies considerably from one college to another. Some colleges do not have official minors.

Better to use the out-of-major schedule space that you have to take courses of interest or usefulness (however that is defined for you) rather than worrying about official minors. However, one case where signing up for an official minor may help is if the courses of interest tend to get full, and those in the official minor have some level of registration priority over the general student population.

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Employers don’t really care about minors. There are potentially exceptions - like if a complementary area is really useful for a specific thing (like if you wanted to do computational biology work and you majored in biology and minored in computer science) but generally speaking minors are for learning what you want to learn.

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