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?

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.

Students must declare their intention to complete a minor. The form is available at the Office of the Registrar or online.

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
Phone: 403.440.5964
Email: lwilliams@mtroyal.ca