Choosing a minor is completely up to you! Having a minor is not necessarily a benefit. You don't typically need to have a double major or a minor of any kind to get into a particular field. Choosing a minor is a good idea if you want to learn about something you are interested in without the time commitment of it being your major. The requirements for a minor are much less than a major, usually consisting of ten or fewer courses. You can pair a minor with a related major, especially if there is a specific field you are looking to get into. For instance, I pursued a psychology major with a sociology minor, as those are both in the human services fields. I also found myself choosing a lot of overlapping courses anyway, so I added it as a minor. Depending on the program, it can be hard to fill the required hours to graduate with only one major. You might end up filling your time with courses you don't necessarily need to graduate or want to take.
Although I added a minor that was similar to my major, a minor doesn't necessarily have to be related to your major. For example, you may be interested in music, but you want to go into psychology for your career. You can major in psychology and minor in music, even though they are not typically related.
Kayla recommends the following next steps:
Good luck with your exploration!
Jennifer Bouquot, She/Her/Hers, SHRM-SCP
You can work with an advisor to maximize your schedule to best fit in the courses you need.