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How to List a Minor on a Resume

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You can correctly list a minor on a resume in many different ways, but it is common practice to keep the minor and major listed on one line to keep the presentation brief. The ultimate goal of any resume is to give a brief overview of yourself and your previous accomplishments. A minor is often a great piece of relevant information, especially when your minor is related to the job for which you are applying.

Add an Education Section to Your Resume

Add the Education section to your resume, using the same title font you use for Objective, Experience and the other section titles.

Add Your Degree

Enter the degree you attained, beginning with the name of the college, the dates you attended or the year you graduated.

Add Your Major

Include the word "Major" in a bold font below the degree if it is not already obvious by the degree name what your major was. Follow this with a colon and your major,. For example, if your Major was English and your degree was a "BA in Arts," you would enter "Major: English." However, this wouldn't be necessary if you had a "BA in English," you wouldn't need to include the major.

Add Your Minor

If you listed your major, place a semicolon and a space after it and then enter your Minor, putting the title "Minor" in a bold font. If your Major is not listed, enter the Minor in the line beneath your degree, such as "Minor: Visual Arts."


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