What is a minor? A second area of study that you choose to focus on in college. It is not required, but it lets you take courses in a different field of study from what you choose for your major. Get notifications!Sign-up to receive an email when new articles are released from BetterCollegeStudent.com. SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! We won't sell or give away your info, ever. This is for new article notifications and major announcements only, promise.