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A Minor is an opportunity for a student to explore a secondary area of undergraduate study either for personal interest beyond a student’s degree program, or as an area of specific expertise related to the student’s degree program that will serve the student’s career choice.

A Minor consists of six one-semester courses with a relationship based on discipline, theme and/or methodology, as determined by the program offering the Minor and approved by the Senate.

For more information see Senate Policy #2 (opens in new window) , Section 7.4 

Policy Elements

  1. Courses in a Minor have a coherence based on discipline, theme and/or methodology, as determined by the program offering the Minor.
  2. A Minor curriculum consists of six one-term, degree-level courses which may be core, open elective, and/or liberal studies.
  3. Course substitutions are not permitted.
  4. All students are eligible to pursue any Minor except those that are specifically excluded by their program department or by the Academic Standards Committee (ASC) of Senate. Exclusions may be applied when the subject area of the Minor is too closely related to the core studies of a program.
  5. Where it is possible, a student may take more than one Minor. However, an individual course may only be used to satisfy the requirements of one Minor.
  6. It is acknowledged that scheduling issues such as course availability may prevent individual students from being able to access all the courses in a specific minor in the same time frame as they are completing the requirements for their degree.
  7. Any course used to satisfy a requirement of a Minor cannot also be used to satisfy a requirement of a Concentration.
  8. The completion of a Minor may require the completion of courses additional to those in a student’s program. Additional fees may also be incurred.
  9. Students must complete all courses in a Minor prior to graduation from their program of studies.
  10. No Minor may be claimed twice.
  11. Completion of a Minor is noted on the academic transcript, but not on the award document.

Alphabetical List of All Minors

Alphabetical List of All Minors
Accounting Minor
Acting/Dance Studies Minor
Biology Minor
Black Studies Minor
Business Essentials Minor
Caribbean Studies Minor
Chemistry Minor
Child and Youth Services Minor
Communication Design Minor (opens in new window) 
Computer Science Minor (opens in new window) 
Criminology Minor
Curatorial Studies Minor
Cyber Studies Minor (opens in new window) 
Disability Studies Minor
eBusiness Minor
Economics Minor
English Minor
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor
Ethics Minor
Events and Live Entertainment Management Minor
Environment and Urban Sustainability Minor
Family Supports and Community Practice Minor
Fashion Studies Minor
Film (Cinema) Studies Minor
Finance Minor
French Minor
Geographic Analysis Minor
Geography Minor
Global Management Minor
Global Narratives Minor
Global Politics and Development Minor
Health Services Management Minor
History Minor
Human Resources Management Minor
Indigenous Thought Minor
Information Technology Management Minor
Innovation and Zone Learning Minor
Labour and Employment Relations Minor
Law Minor
LGBTQ2S+ Studies Minor
Marketing Minor
Mathematics Minor
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Studies Minor
Music and Culture Minor
News Studies Minor
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management Minor
Occupational Health and Safety Minor
Organizational Leadership Minor
Philosophy Minor
Photography Media Arts Minor
Physics Minor
Politics Minor
Professional Communication Minor
Psychology Minor
Public Administration Minor
Public Relations Minor
Real Estate Management Minor
Retail and Services Management Minor
Sales Management and Service Quality Minor
Social Innovation Minor
Sociology Minor
Spanish Minor
Tourism Minor
Visual Studies Minor

Minors are optional and students are reminded that their focus should be on the completion of their program’s graduation requirements. Students are cautioned that taking extra courses in order to earn a Minor could affect overall academic performance and Academic Standing.

Students on PROBATIONARY Standing will not be permitted to take extra courses for the purposes of earning a Minor.

It is the student's responsibility to apply for the Minor (opens in new window)  at the time they apply to graduate (opens in new window)  (they are two separate procedures on MyServiceHub).

In the event that a student is not eligible for their chosen Minor(s), but is eligible to graduate from their degree program, he/she will still graduate from the degree program. In other words, the requirements for the Minor do not need to be satisfied in order to graduate from the program.