Minors give students the opportunity to pursue a secondary field of study without compromising their major field. "Minors" refers to a defined and sequenced selection of 3.0 to 5.0 full credits in a specific discipline or in interdisciplinary subjects. Students taking a minor will normally complete 20.0 credits for their major and an additional 1.0 to 3.0 credits to complete all the courses required for their minor.

What are the advantages of a minor?

  • Adding a secondary field of study provides students with multidisciplinary breadth without compromising disciplinary depth
  • Many employers are looking for graduates with multidisciplinary backgrounds
  • Students considering graduate school will find a minor of benefit

View the Minor Program Guides

Program Guides list the course requirements that you need to fulfill in order to complete your minor. Use the guide for your ‘Catalog’ year, which is the year that you declared your minor.

Faculty of Art

Art & Social Change
Drawing & Painting
Expanded Animation
Integrated Media

Faculty of Design

Communication Design
Furniture Design
Industrial Ceramics
Material Art & Design

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences*

Art History
Creative Writing
Digital & Media Studies
Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation

Digital Media
Indigenous Visual Culture
On-Screen Media
Wearable Technology

*Students declaring a Liberal Arts & Sciences minor are strongly urged to complete the full complement of studio courses for their major, including all studio electives or expansion studios.