Adding a Minor

You can add a minor in a specialization in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faulty of Land and Food Systems, Faculty of Science, or apply for the minor in commerce.

A minor in Arts requires a total of 30 credits in the specialization, 18 of which must be at the upper level.

Some specializations do require certain courses, averages and an application, so ensure you consult the department offering the minor you want to take.

You can add a minor through the Student Service Centre. If the minor you want to add is not listed on the Student Service Centre, contact Arts Academic Advising.

Minors that require applications and/or department approvals:

Minor in Science or Science Minor

The Minor in Science comprises 18 credits numbered 300 or higher in one specialization offered by the Faculty of Science. Successful completion of the Minor in Science results in having “Minor in Science” added to a student record.

The Science Minor comprises 18 credits or more numbered 300 or higher in one specialization, along with specific pre-requisites. Admission to some minors is competitive.  Successful completion of the Science Minor results in having “Minor in (specific program)” added to a student record.

The following restrictions apply for both minors:

  • B.A. Geography majors may not minor in geography, geology, geophysics, or oceanography
  • B.A. Mathematics majors may not minor in B.Sc. mathematics
  • B.A. Psychology majors may not minor in B.Sc. psychology
  • Students may not pursue a Minor in Science in either mathematics or computer science. B.A. Minors in these disciplines are permitted and are identical to B.Sc. Minors in the same disciplines.

View UBC Science specializations.

Year of entry: Mid-degree entry (second-year standing)

How to apply: Application and consultation with departmental science advisor and arts advisor required. Access the application form.