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FAQ

Options

Option/Plan is also commonly known as a ‘Major’. This consists of 13 courses from a specific field of study. Options in ACS are also known as your Table I or Professional Electives. There are 9 Options for you to choose in ACS.

No. Options are not mandatory.

It is recommended to choose an option in second year once you have become more familiar with the courses that are offered under each option. You may also choose an option in third or fourth year.

You will need to select your option/plan on your RAMSS account. Instructions on how to change your plan/major can be found on the RAMSS Support Change Page.

If for some reason you are unable to change your plan/major please fill out a Plan Change Form found on the Forms link and submit to the ACS Program Coordinator.

If you change your mind about the option you selected, you can always switch back into the General Option or choose another option. Keep in mind, if you choose another option you may have to go back and complete some of the required credits needed for that plan/option. If you are ever having any doubt and need to talk to someone, please contact the ACS Program Coordinator.

The credits under Table A/B will not be counted towards your History Option. Students who select a subject specific option are restricted to take liberal studies (Table A/B) in the same subject area (i.e. Philosophy Option students are restricted to select Philosophy courses under Table A and B)

You are not allowed to Major and Minor in the same field of Study (i.e. History Option and History Minor). 2. You are unable to Major in a subject specific option and enroll in Table A or B courses under the same subject area (i.e. English Option students are not allowed to enroll in ENG courses that fall under Table A or B).

Minors

A minor consist of 6-7 courses of a specific field of study. It your chance to explore a 2nd area of interest that can assist you with achieving a career goal such as Law School with Law Minor. Minors are also known as your Table II or Professionally-Related Electives. Please refer to the minor link for more information.

Yes, you can complete a double minor if your advisement report allows it. Please consult with the Program Administrator if you are interested in completing a double minor.

No. Minors are not mandatory.

You will need to select your minor at the time of graduation. Instructions on how to select your minor can be found on the RAMSS Support Minor Page.

Advisement Reports

An Advisement Report is a report that you generate from your RAMSS account which indicates the courses you have taken in the past and determines what you have left to complete. It also divides your courses by the program tables (i.e. Table I, Table II, Table A, Table B).

You must contact the ACS Program Coordinator in order to have it directed to the proper table (restrictions may apply and/or approval may be required)

Registration Support

Learn how to use RAMSS and watch helpful tutorials:

The Registrar's front-line service centre to help navigate admissions, fees, financial assistance, RAMSS support, exams, class schedules and more.

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Learn how to access your advisement report to view all the courses that you have taken or are enrolled in as well as those courses needed in order for you to graduate.

Capstone Courses

Why can't I register for my capstone course on RAMSS?

Capstone Courses require departmental consent therefore students are unable to add/enroll in any capstone course. Please visit the capstone page for more information. If you wish to be enrolled in ACS950 please PDF filedownload ACS950 form.

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