The Major Benefits of Choosing a Minor

A minor is a secondary area of study from your major or specific degree program. Although it is not a requirement for graduation, a minor provides a significant opportunity to "specialize" in a particular area or niche of your broader industry and gives you a way to pursue your interests in a field other than your major.

In addition, a minor shows future employers or graduate school admissions committees the diversity of your interests and skills; therefore, you might want to think about your future goals when choosing a minor. For example, if you are passionate about Art or Biology, a minor in Business or Computer Science will go a long way to increase your marketability after graduation.

Below you'll find a list of all minors currently available to undergraduate students at LIU Post. In order to declare a minor and have it included on your official transcript, obtain a "Request for Minor" form, available in the Registrar's Office.

  • Broaden your skills
  • Expand your area of expertise
  • One-up another job candidate
  • Explore your passion
  • Enjoy delving deeper into a personal interest
  • Diversify your résumé


This plan of study is intended for students who are interested in the field of Nutrition. Completion of the minor does not qualify a student to become a Registered Dietitian. Students wishing to minor in Nutrition will complete a minimum of 14 credits in Nutrition. In addition, 8 credits of Biology and 8 credits of General Chemistry are required. Therefore, a total of 30 credits will be required for the minor.

Required Nutrition Courses    Credits
NTR 100 Concepts in Nutrition 3
NTR 101 Contemporary Nutrition Strategies 3
NTR 102 Nutrition in Health and Disease
NTR 222 Designing Cuisines
Plus One Nutrition Elective      Credits

NTR 16 Cultural and Social Aspects of Food
NTR 16 L Cultural and Social Aspects of Food Laboratory



NTR 21 Introductory Food Science 
NTR 21L Introductory Food Science Laboratory


Total 14 or 15

Social Work

The minor in Social Work provides students with understanding of the profession’s emphasis on human relationships and social justice. Students learn the bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of human behavior and development, the dynamics of social systems including family, group, community and organizations as well as social policy analysis and advocacy. The minor is designed for students in related disciplines such as psychology, sociology, health sciences, health care and public administration, art therapy and education. Completion of this minor will help students to broaden their skills in counseling as well as delivery of health and social services, and allow the determination if pursuing graduate study in social work is the right career path for them.

The social work field and practice-related courses are open only to students majoring in social work. However, all other courses are open to non-majors. The courses contained in the Social Work Minor consist of both required and elective courses from the major.

A student minoring in Social Work must take the 18 credits below and maintain a 2.5 GPA

SWK 1 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 50 Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
SWK 51 Social Welfare Programs and Policies II 3
SWK 60 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
SWK 61 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
POL 80 Administrative Behavior 3
Total 18


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