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When you’re getting your degree, you will find that expanding your horizons is the way to grow and discover. As tedious and stressful as it seems in the process, you want to graduate with as much knowledge as you can. Taking classes and programs in the following topics – even if not your specialty – can help increase your success:

Music Lessons
Learning how to sing, play an instrument, or experimenting with anything music-related can help with improving your overall education in numerous ways. It can help develop your musical ear, patience and work ethic, and reduce anxiety. Music lessons can definitely benefit your overall life and well-being.

Taking a few classes in this field will help you learn more about your mind, the psychology behind thoughts, and your ability to process how people think. Psychology helps educate you about the human mind and improve your social skills. In fact, many business majors advise taking certain psychology classes to supplement their education.

Studying any form of law enforces your ability to protect yourself when you go out into the real world on your own. Understanding the government and the laws we must all abide by can help you when starting a business too. Talks on Law can help you learn about the topic in an informative and entertaining way.

Exercise Science
Exercise science or any class on physical improvement can help enhance your life and understanding of the body. You will learn how your body works and what you can do to better improve your body and your health.

At the end of the day, nothing beats having knowledge on business. It can be used to help further your career in multiple aspects, whether you want to help somebody manage their business or you’d like to create your own. Any business classes you take will give you an idea of how the market works and what to expect from an office job.

These five areas can help improve your confidence by giving you outlets and knowledge in more than just your major. Whether you want to take extra classes or actually get a minor in one of these fields, they can help open up opportunities for you to learn more and guide you into life outside of college.

This article was contributed by guest author Anita Ginsburg.