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
Faculty of Design
Material Art & Design
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences*
Digital & Media Studies
Interdisciplinary StudiesEntrepreneurship & Social Innovation
Indigenous Visual Culture
*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.