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VARIABLE NAME: MINOR

DESCRIPTOR: Minor area of study

DEFINITION:  A concentration of courses outside the student's major, recognized as a secondary area of study with considerably fewer credit hours than a major requires. Minors do not require CHE approval.

VALUES: See the USC Codebook, under Simple Search select MINOR CODES (E0863).

FIELD ATTRIBUTE: A3

EXAMPLE: To select students with a minor in statistics, type MINOR='135' in the WHERE statement.