What does "having a minor" actually mean?

Declaring a minor is a way to formally group courses in a subject area that might be related to your major or even quite different from your major. It allows you to explore a second or third (if you have two minors) area of interest.

A minor requires you to take (on average) an additional 18 credits in addition to the major requirements. Some minors, particularly in the sciences, require more credits for a minor. In addition to fulfilling major and minor requirements, you also need to complete all ICC requirements.

Often courses will overlap between the three (meaning a course for your major, might count toward your minor or a course for your minor might count toward the ICC). ICC Perspective courses can never count toward your major.

For a list of minors offered by Ithaca College, check out the Academic Programs link:

https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/programs/