Minors, Certificates and Diplomas
This information is for students in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Science.
What is a Minor?
A minor is an optional secondary program that complements your major or honours program. A minor allows you to take a number of classses in another area of study. If you do a minor, you generally have less room for elective classes as minors require completion of 3-6 full credits depending on the program.
If your interests are broad, you might not want to do a minor to allow yourself more room for a diverse range of elective classes.
It's possible to do more than one minor. Let us help with the planning.
For more information on minor options, see the undergraduate programs listing.
- BSc students may earn a Certificate in Information Technology.
- BSc or BA students majoring in a science subject may earn a Certificate in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, Certificate in Animal Behaviour, Certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment, Certificate in Geographic Information Science, Certificate in Materials Science or Certificate in Medicinal Chemistry.
- Students in any faculty may earn a Certificate in Intercultural Communication.
Diploma programs complement your degree and allow you to obtain a specific set of skills, knowledge and experience required in the work place. Applicants to diploma programs usually require prior university or work experience. For more information on diploma programs, see undergraduate programs.