Jun 18, 2021  
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Studies Minor


Choosing a minor allows students to focus on a secondary area of interest to their major. Students should consider a minor if they have more than one main interest or if they want to connect two areas of study (for example, a major in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics, or a major in Business with a minor in Economics).

  • A minor is recorded on the transcript but does not appear on the parchment.
  • The number of required courses for a minor can vary between six and ten courses.
  • Double minors are possible.
  • Students can complete a minor outside of their faculty (e.g., Biology major with an Anthropology minor).
  • Students may not graduate with a major and a minor in the same discipline (e.g., English major with an English minor).
  • Normally, a student cannot use a core requirement for a major to satisfy the requirement for a minor. The only exception is within an interdisciplinary degree (e.g., Business or Science).
  • Students can use courses that satisfy General Education and/or elective requirements to complete a minor or double minor.
  • Graduating with a minor requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • Students must declare their intention to complete a minor. The form is available at the Office of the Registrar or online at mtroyal.ca/AcademicSupport/StudentRegistrationRecords/StudentForms

Students planning to complete a minor should check with an Advisor early in their studies, so that they can ensure that they meet all requirements before graduation. Most courses at the 3000 and 4000 level have prerequisites, so students should consider those prerequisites when selecting their 1000 and 2000 level courses.

Social Studies Minor

Social Studies is a broad discipline including Geography, Political Science, Economics, History, Indigenous Studies and others. Through a selection of courses in these varied disciplines, students develop a strong sense of their role as citizens in a democratic society.

Required Courses

One course from Group 1, one from Group 2, one from Group 3 and one from Group 4.

Additional Courses

Four additional courses are required from the following list at 2000 level or higher. At least one course must be at the 3000 level or higher. There may not be more than two from any discipline:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Women’s & Gender Studies