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What is a Minor?

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  • If students in Honours programs concentrate a sufficient number of elective courses in one area during their degree, they may have the option of declaring a Minor in that subject upon graduation. Minors usually require the completion of 6 units of Level I courses and a further 18 units of upper level courses in a subject. If you are interested in completing a Minor, it's a good idea to include 6 units of courses in that subject in Level 1. Check theĀ Faculties, Programs and Schools section of the Calendar to see what Minors are offered.

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