A Minor is an opportunity for a student to explore a secondary area of undergraduate study either for personal interest beyond a student’s degree program, or as an area of specific expertise related to the student’s degree program that will serve the student’s career choice.
A Minor consists of six one-semester courses with a relationship based on discipline, theme and/or methodology, as determined by the program offering the Minor and approved by the Senate.
Minors Policy Highlights
- A Senate-approved Minor consists of six one-semester courses1.
- No course substitutions will be permitted in the completion of Minors.
- All students are eligible to take any Minor except those which are specifically excluded by their program because they are too closely related to the core program requirements.
- Where it is possible, a student may take more than one Minor. However, an individual course may only be used to satisfy the requirements of one Minor.
- It is acknowledged that scheduling issues such as course availability may prevent individual students from being able to access all of the courses in a specific minor in the same time frame as they are completing the requirements for their degree.
- Courses in the Minor may need to be taken above and beyond those in a student’s program, possibly with additional fees.
- A Minor must be completed before graduation.
- Completion of a Minor is noted on the academic transcript, but not on the award document.
For more information see Senate Policy #148.
Sample List of Minors
The following is a sample of the minor-areas available. For the full list, please refer to the Ryerson Undergraduate Calendar.
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Fashion Studies
- Global Management
- Human Resources
- Non-profit and Voluntary Sector
- Photography Studies
- Public Relations
- Visual Studies
- and more