Minor and Extended Minor Programs

Students wishing to prepare themselves in two program areas, but not desiring to undertake a major or a joint major program, may complete a program consisting of two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors for the BA degree, at least one of which must be in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

A minor program requires at least 15 upper division units within a single program area unless otherwise specified in the Calendar. An extended minor consists of the lower division requirements for a major, plus the upper division requirements for a minor.

Requirements in addition to those listed under the Bachelor of Arts Degree:

  • the lower division requirements for each extended minor and/or minor programs
  • 21 upper division units taken in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses, of which at least 12 must be completed at SFU
  • no more than 8 upper division units transferred from another institution may be used toward an extended minor or minor