One of the things I really missed while I wasn’t journalling was the ability to poll the collective wisdom of the interwebs.
I’m back in school. I’m trying to put together a tentative program of courses so that I can apply to my employer for reimbursement. According to the UMUC website, selecting a minor is optional, but “strongly recommended”. There are a few minors that I’m interested in. But at the very slow rate that I’m able to take classes, adding a minor could easily add a year or two to my degree. So my question to those of you familiar with higher education, is this: apart from personal edification, is there a good reason to take a minor? Does it improve my chances of getting a job? Does it help with pursuing future degrees? What are the advantages? Or does UMUC “strongly recommend” taking a minor just because it means more money for them?