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

Currently, the following minors are offered:

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.