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Politics and Governance, BA

Minors

As a Politics & Governance student at Ryerson, you are required to take a number of Professionally-Related (PR) courses, most of which are to be chosen from lists that provide you with considerable choice. You are also required to select a total of six (6) Liberal Studies (LS) electives. If you choose carefully, you can earn a Minor while also satisfying some of the elective requirements (PR and/or LS) of your Politics & Governance degree. Here’s how.

Review the Minors available.

  • Identify any Minors you find interesting and review the requirements of the Minor.  Identify, from that list, the courses that you would like to take to satisfy the requirements of the Minor.  Identify more than six, as courses are not all offered every semester.
  • Compare the Minor requirements with the Professionally-Related (PR) requirements of your program as shown in Table I, Table III, and Table IV; and with the Liberal Studies (LS) requirements as shown on Table A (Lower Level) and Table B (Upper Level).
  • Make a list of courses that
    a) you would like to take; and
    b) appear on one of the three PR Tables or one of the two LS Tables.
  • If enough of the courses required to meet the requirements of the Minor appear as PR or LS electives in your program, you need simply ensure that you take the courses that are part of the Minor and are either PR or LS electives in your program.  Remember:
    a) that you can take no more than two (2) Lower Level Liberal Studies electives; and
    b) to check the Liberal Studies Restrictions (these appear in the calendar at the end of both Table A (for lower level) and Table B (for upper level).
  • If you are not able to come up with a list of courses (ideally more than six) that will
    a) satisfy the requirements of the Minor, and
    b) satisfy either the PR or LS requirements of your program,
    you should consult with your Program Administrator and/or the Undergraduate Program Director.  It may be possible to “direct” courses to satisfy the Professionally-Related requirements of your program

Students may also complete the (CE) Certificate in Food Security.

Students may also complete the (CE) Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management but may NOT complete both a Minor and the Certificate.