Declaring your major and/or minor

What are the benefits of declaring a major or two minors?

  • You are "protected": students who have their major or two minors approved are not subject to fulfilling any requirements introduced subsequent to their major or minor declaration.
  • Your access to upper division courses may be improved: some disciplines reserve seats for students who are approved into their major or minor during the first three weeks of enrolment. Psychology, for example, reserves 100% of their upper division seats for students in an approved Psychology major or minor.

 

Which courses and CGPA are required? Is there a timeline for major/minor declaration?

Anthropology

  • final lower division required course in progress or completed (see required courses for the major and minor programs)
  • SFU SA CGPA and CUDGPA of at least 2.0
  • contact the Anthropology advisor

Behavioral Neuroscience

  • completion of the required five lower division courses (Set 1)
  • a C- minimum grade is required in each of the five courses, except for PSYC 201W, where a minimum C grade is required
  • minimum CGPA of 2.2, calculated on the five lower division required courses
  • complete a program approval form, attach an up-to-date advising transcript, and submit it to the BPK advisor or the Psychology advisor by June 1st for Fall term, October 1st for Spring term, or February 1st for Summer term

Cognitive Science

Criminology

  • Major: completion of the required 31 lower division units with minimun C- grades
  • Minor: completion of at least 30 total units, including the required 9 lower division CRIM units with minimum C- grades
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.25 (college transfer students who meet the CRIM declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes)
  • contact the Criminology advisor

Economics

  • Major: completion of at least 30 units, including ECON 103, ECON 105, ECON 201 and MATH 157 with minimum C- grades
  • Minor: completion of at least 30 units, including ECON 103 and ECON 105 with minimum C- grades
  • SFU ECON/BUEC CGPA of at least 2.0
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.6
  • declare the major or minor between week 3 and 8 of the term by meeting with the Economics advisor during drop-in advising hours (Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. in WMC 3695) with a copy of your most recent advising transcript

English

First Nations Studies

  • completion of a minimum of three SFU FNST courses (students are encouraged to complete FNST 101 and FNST 201W)
  • SFU FNST CGPA of at least 2.0
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.0
  • contact the First Nations Studies advisor

French

  • Major: completion of one SFU French course
  • Extended minor in French Studies and minor in French Language: contact the French advisor to determine eligibility and requirements 
  • SFU FREN CGPA and CUDGPA of at least 2.0
  • contact the French advisor

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Gerontology

  • completion of 60 units, including GERO 300 with a minimum C grade (or GERO 101 with a minimum B grade or two of the prerequisite courses)
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.0
  • contact the Gerontology advisor

History

  • completion of one History course
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.0
  • SFU HIST CGPA and CUDGPA of at least 2.0
  • contact the History advisor

Humanities

International Studies

  • Major: completion of at least 30 units, including IS 101 and two of IS 200, IS 210, IS 220, IS 230, IS 265, with minimum C- grades and a CGPA of at least 2.7 (this CGPA may change in future terms)
  • Minor: completion of IS 101, one of ECON 102 or 105, and two of IS 200*, 210**, 220***, 230, 265 with minimum C- grades and a CGPA of at least 2.5 (this CGPA may change in future terms)
  • declare the major or minor by the first day of the term - submit a copy of your advising transcript, showing final grades for the term, sorted by term and subject, to the International Studies advisor. Please specify your intended concentration.
  • Notes:
    * required for concentration 1
    ** required for concentration 2
    *** required for concentration 3

Italian Studies

Labour Studies

Latin American Studies

Legal Studies

  • completion of at least 30 total units, including the required 9 lower division CRIM units with minimum C- grades
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.25 (college transfer students who meet the Legal Studies declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes)
  • contact the Legal Studies advisor

Linguistics

  • completion of LING 220 with a grade of at least C+
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.25
  • contact the Linguistics advisor

Philosophy

Police Studies

  • completion of at least 30 total units, including the required 9 lower division CRIM units with minimum C- grades
  • SFU CGPA of at least 2.25 (college transfer students who meet the Legal Studies declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes)
  • contact the Police Studies advisor

Political Science

Psychology

  • Major: completion of PSYC 100, 102, 201W and 210, with a minimum C grade in PSYC 201W
  • Minor: completion of PSYC 100, 102 and 201W, with a minimum C grade in PSYC 201W
  • must declare before the enrolment period (by March 1st, July 1st and November 1st)
  • contact the Psychology advisor

Sociology

  • final lower division required course in progress or completed (see required courses for the major and minor programs)
  • SFU SA CGPA and CUDGPA of at least 2.0
  • contact the Sociology advisor

World Literature