A major is the primary subject a student decides to study in college. Most courses students
take in college, other than general education courses, are major courses. If a student
wants to teach school, he can be an education major. If a student wants to go into
business, she can be a business major. Academic advisers and professors are excellent
resources to help you select a major area of interest. Students who are planning
on transferring to a four-year institution will usually not select a major until they
arrive at the four-year school of their choice. For more information on majors, click
A minor is a secondary subject area a student may study in college. It is less intensive
and requires fewer courses to complete than a major. Minors are optional programs
and are not required for graduation. Snow College does not offer minor programs.
As you transfer to four-year institutions, you can learn more about minors.
Academic programs that offer courses, majors, minors, degrees and certificates are
located in academic departments. An academic department is headed by a faculty leader called a department chair.
Each faculty member in a department has a specialization. For example, the music
department has faculty who specialize in string instruments, jazz, brass instruments,
voice, music theory and music history. The English department has specialists in
creative writing, English literature, American literature, folklore, and technical
writing. The transportation technology department has faculty specialists in automotive
electrical systems, diesel engines, and drivetrains. To learn more about individual
academic departments, click https://www.snow.edu/academics/divisions.html.