Minors

Make your degree stand out

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and the University of King’s College are pleased to present new minor offerings.

Stand out in the marketplace with a skill set that is uniquely yours.

Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, minors will allow undergraduate students to customize their degrees. It will give Dalhousie students a competitive advantage by allowing them to combine disciplines and connect their studies more broadly. Whether you’re an English major with a keen interest in the sciences or a Biology major with an eye to working in the developing world, minors will open doors and awaken possibilities.

Make sure to check the Academic Calendar to find out which minors can be added to your program.

Learn more

View the current list of approved minors

  • Abrahamic Religions
  • American Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Applied Ethics
  • Arabic Studies
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical Literature
  • Classics
  • Classics: Ancient Philosophy
  • Classics: Medieval Philosophy
  • Community Design
  • Computer Science
  • Contemporary Studies
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Esoteric and Occult Traditions
  • Film Studies
  • Food Science
  • French
  • French: Linguistics and Translation
  • French Literature and Culture
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Geography
  • German  
  • German Philosophy
  • German Studies
  • Health Studies
  • Hispanic Cultures
  • Hispanic Literature
  • History of Science and Technology
  • International Development Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law and Society
  • Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Middle East Studies
  • Music
  • Musicology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Popular Culture Studies
  • Psychology
  • Russian Studies
  • Security Studies
  • Sociology & Social Anthropology: Critical Health Studies
  • Sociology & Social Anthropology: Economy, Work and Development
  • Sociology & Social Anthropology: Social Justice & Inequality
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre

Frequently asked questions

What is a minor?

A minor is a cluster of three to four and a half courses in an approved area of study. View the list of approved minors options above.

Who can take a minor?

Most Dalhousie or King’s undergraduate students–from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Computer Science, and in the Bachelors of Management–can take a minor.

Is there a maximum to how many minors I can take?

Currently, there is no cap on minors. Students doing traditional 4-year degrees will need at least one major in addition to any minors. 

For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar: registrar@dal.ca