Arts Minor Application Form

Enrolment in the Arts Minor Program is limited to students eligible for third-year standing with an average of at least 68% in each of the previous two years.

An acceptable minor program must comprise courses in the Faculty of Arts that are for credit toward a Bachelor of Arts degree and must consist of 18 upper-level credits in a single subject or field of specialization. Students should design a coherent and academically sound course of studies for their, which must be approved by the Land and Food Systems Student Services office at the beginning of third year.

All courses must be acceptable for a B.A. major in the proposed subject area or field, although the student is not bound by other requirements of the Faculty of Arts.

Students enrolled in an Arts Minor are allowed to double-count a limited number of credits. The minor may contain 6 upper-level credits that are also counted toward the elective requirements of the major.

Continuation in the Minor requires that the student maintain Passing Year Standing. In addition, space in many courses is limited. Admission to an Arts Minor does not guarantee access to courses agreed upon for the Minor. Where space in courses required for the Minor is limited, a sessional average substantially higher than the minimum for Passing Year Standing may be required to enable registration in such courses. Students who wish to pursue a Minor in Arts should be aware of the prerequisites of many of the upper-level Arts courses.

Upon successful completion of the minor program, the notation “Minor in Arts” will be added to the student’s transcript.

Students wanting a subject-specific minor may also undertake a minor in a specific Arts discipline’s minor program, which requires the completion of at least 30 credits in a single subject field of specialization, of which at least 18 credits must be numbered 300 or higher.

Students might encounter difficulty fitting the courses for the Minor into their program timetable; careful planning is essential, and completion of the Minor program might require an addition period of study beyond the usual four years.

  • **Before you submit the application, please ensure that you have met the academic standing and course requirements as stated within the UBC Calendar.**

    Meeting the minimum academic standing will not guarantee you a seat since there are limited spaces available.

    Please submit the completed form no later than March 31.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, pdf.

    Please state in a letter of intent of no more than 500 words (a) your aspirations pertaining to completing a Minor in Arts in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, including how the Minor in Arts fits with your career goals; (b) your intended specialization in the Minor in Arts; and (c) a general course plan that outlines how you will integrate the 18 credits into your major requirements. Please address your letter to the attention of LFS Student Services.

  • Applicants will be notified of their admission decision in early June.