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is it possible to get two more minors after I graduate college?

I am majoring in communications integrated media management. I have a required minor that will either be marketing or psychology. I am also required to take several art classes and two graphic design classes.

I think it would be useful to gain a minor in graphic design and a minor in photography after I graduate. I feel like both would elevate my marketability. Would this be a good route or is there a better way to this?

Thank you comment icon These are very good ideas that will help you build your career portfolio. Judy Turner

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Emily’s Answer

Hi Ellie, great question! Typically schools will not let you enroll in just a minor, but they will let you take individual classes. So while you may not earn a specific certificate or degree, you can add those classes to your resume. This would also be a great opportunity to explore online classes!
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Fred’s Answer

It may depend on the specific school. A quick google search turned up this from USC:

"A minor may not be completed by itself, independent of a major program. This means you cannot earn a minor after you have already earned your bachelor's degree(s). You need at least one active major in order to pursue a minor."

That doesn't mean you can't take classes after you graduate. After I got my B.A., I went to a different school and got teacher certification. Then, several years after that, I enrolled in school again to take computer science classes. I didn't enroll in a degree program, but took the required classes to GET a degree. That was enough to get me hired, and from that point on my work experience was more important than my schooling.
Thank you comment icon Thank you this was helpful! Ellie
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J’s Answer

In addition to Fred Rosenberger's answer, you could consider a post-baccalaureate program/certificate. A search on google resulted in a few post-baccalaureate and certificate programs. I posted the websites just to show that there are such programs out there. The other thing you could do is what Fred R. did; take classes without enrolling in a degree program. Many schools will allow people to enroll as a nondegree seeking students. If there is a college/university near you, see if they have a certificate program and/or program for nondegree seeking students.

https://www.umassd.edu/programs/design-pbc/
https://www.saic.edu/continuing-studies/ace/certificate/

I hope this helps
Thank you comment icon This helps a lot! Thank you! Ellie
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Hank’s Answer

College is where you go to wait out the storm that rages beyond. But sometimes you need to get wet and windblown.

Hank recommends the following next steps:

Apprentice yourself to a professional in the field you want to pursue.
Start a portfolio (if you haven't already) -- it's a living thing and will change over time, of course.
Develop your "brand" -- I know of no breakfast cereal that can fix my car.
Resist trying to be "everything everywhere all at once."
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