Minors in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies

What is a minor? A minor is a group of courses that focus on a particular discipline and gives the student an additional area of expertise. While a minor doesn't involve as many courses as a major, taking a minor shows that you have advanced knowledge in two areas rather than in just one.

You should consider a minor if:

  • you have more than one main interest.
  • you want to show that you have a range of interests, that you have a well-rounded degree.
  • you want to connect two areas of study.

What's the difference between a major and a minor?

  • A major involves more courses and more commitment (16–24 courses in one area)
  • A minor involves fewer courses (a minimum of 8 courses)
  • A major has more specific requirements than a minor

Minors available through the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies

How do I declare a minor?

You do not have to declare a minor. As long as you take the eight courses mentioned above, you will automatically receive your minor when you graduate.

Your minor will be mentioned on your transcript, though not on your diploma.

Contact us

Ben Kusi-Sekyere

Economics Minor Coordinator

Office: EA 3035

Phone: 403.440.6533

Email: bkusisekyere@mtroyal.ca


Ambrose Leung

Economics Coordinator

Office: EA 3017

Phone: 403.440.8515

Email: acleung@mtroyal.ca


Richard Sutherland

Policy Studies and Political Science Coordinator 

Office: EA 3023

Phone: 403.440.8462

Email: rfsutherland@mtroyal.ca


Lori Williams

Student Advisor

Office: EA 3007

Phone: 403.440.5964

Email: lwilliams@mtroyal.ca