If you’re looking to add depth and meaning to your bachelor’s degree program at CapU, consider taking a minor.

Taking a minor expands your expertise and adds additional skills in a new or adjacent area.

For example, as a Bachelor of Business Administration student, if you take the Communication Studies minor, you can grow your abilities with courses in organizational communication, writing and editing, media literacy, cultural criticism, publishing and more.

What is a minor?

You begin your minor by taking lower-level prerequisites at the 100 and 200-level and later add a minimum of 15 upper-level credits. 

Minors are different from majors (30 upper-level credits) and concentrations (12 upper-level credits in a specific subject within your bachelor's degree) and are usually declared when you are entering the third year of your degree program.

Who is eligible?

Any student enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at CapU can declare a minor, as long as it is not in their area of study. For example, a student in the Bachelor of Business Administration program cannot do a minor in Business Administration.

Prior to declaring your minor, make sure you have reviewed the course requirements associated with it and contact advising@capilanou.ca if you have any questions. 

Which minors are available?

Below is a list of CapU's current minors. There are more in the works, so keep your eye on this space for more information.

CapU Minors Framework

The following framework establishes the eligibility requirements and conditions for the completion and awarding of minors at Capilano University. See individual program descriptions for the course requirements associated with a specific minor.

  • Any student enrolled in a bachelor’s degree at CapU can declare a minor within a defined area of study outside of the student’s honours, major or baccalaureate degree program.
  • Minors require a minimum of fifteen (15) upper-level credits within a defined area of study outside of a student’s honours, major, or baccalaureate program in accordance with Senate Policy S2020-01 – Academic Credentials.
  • Students transferring to CapU must complete a minimum of 50% of their program courses credits at Capilano University, the majority of which will normally fulfill the requirements of their final years of study.
  • A major-minor consists of the major requirements of one subject and the minor requirements of another subject with the framework of a single degree.
  • A double minor consists of the minor requirements of each of two subjects within the framework of a single degree.
  • Aligned with the degree requirements established in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science frameworks, students completing a double minor will meet their Cap Core Professional Practice (6.00) requirement by taking CAPS 499 – Degree Portfolio (Capstone 3.00) and an Experiential course (3.00) of their choice.
  • Students may use the same course to count for both their minor and bachelor programs. 
  • All minors must be declared on or before the submission of a graduation application.
  • There is no limit to the number of minors a student can obtain; however, students cannot earn additional minors as part of a credential that has already been awarded.
  • Successful completion of a minor will be recorded on a student’s CapU official transcript.

How do I declare a minor?

Choose your minor by completing and submitting the form below. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. After processing, your minor declaration will be viewable in your myCapU Account under Student Services > Student Profile, under the "Curriculum, Hours & GPA" section. 

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This form collects personal information for the purposes of verification of Minors declaration.  It is collected by Capilano University under (s)(26)(c) of FIPPA.  By submitting this form, you are providing your consent for the Registrar's Office to collect and use this information for this purpose. If you have any questions, please contact advising@capilanou.ca.

What if I have questions?

If you're interested in taking a minor and would like to learn more before making your declaration, contact our Academic Advising department at advising@capilanou.ca.


Have questions?

Academic Advising

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604 984 1798 (fax)
Library Building, room LB152