While it may seem like a minor decision, determining how you want to spend your credit hours is an important consideration. It’s easy to feel lost with so many options, but it helps to assess what exactly you want from your courses.It depends on the degree program and university. For an English major at Florida State, a minor is required. However, other degree programs are more demanding, and you can graduate without a minor in another field.Discover interests: If you choose a minor based solely on your passions, it’s a great way to devote energy towards it without worrying about how it will apply to your future career. On the other hand, if you choose a major based on what practically fits your major, you can take classes that line up with your future aspirations.There may be some elective requirements that overlap with minor classes. Check with your advisor to see how you can best use your credit hours. Depending on the required hours of your major, there may be more room in your schedule. Those who took AP classes of dual enrollment have already fulfilled some general education requirements, which frees up space for more classes. Other important things to consider are the cost of the extra classes as well as the pressure it could put on social activities. It may help to create a loose map of your schedule until graduation and include extracurricular activities alongside credit hours.