Majors, Minors, Certificates & Co-op
Here, we embrace differences. We know that each student has their own unique goals. As such, we know that each student’s experience will look different!
Algoma U offers many opportunities for students to enhance their degree. Whether you’re wanting to add a minor or a certificate to your degree, or participating in a co-op, you will need to let us know! Below you will find details about declaring Majors and Minors, completing Certificates and joining the co-op program.
Relating to the field of academic study in which a student specializes.
|Bachelor of Arts|
|Required Credits||Electives Credits||Minimum Grade|
|Major in a 4-year program||54 – 60 credits||60 – 66 elective credits||60%|
|Major in a 3-year program||36 – 60 credits||30 – 54 elective credits||60%|
|Combined Major in a 3-year||30 credits in each program||30 elective credits||60%|
|Combined major in a 4-year||42 credits in each program||36 elective credits||60%|
|Minor in a 3- and 4-year||24 credits||60%|
A secondary level of study in an academic program.
|6 introductory credits|
18 upper-year credits
At Algoma University, you can choose to minor in any of our degree programs. You can also minor in the following unique subject areas:
First-year Minor Requirements
- Environmental Sustainability – see list in Academic Calendar
- Social Justice and Globalization – see list in Academic Calendar
- French – not FREN 1021/1022 or FREN 2021/2022
- Geomatics – GEOG 1026/1027
- Human Development Studies – Choose after first year
- International Relations – POLI 1006/1007
- Canadian Government, Public Policy & Public Administration – Choose after first year
- Accounting – ADMN 1126/1127
- Marketing – ADMN 1206
- Human Resource Management – Choose after first year
- Mathematics – not Math 1911/1912
Please see our Academic Calendar for specific course requirements. Courses required for a minor may count towards electives.
You may also take a certificate concurrently with your degree. You should complete the required introductory courses for the certificate during year one of your program. Certificate courses count towards your electives.
- Interdisciplinary Aboriginal Learning Certificate – OJIB 1016/1017
- Business Administration – ADMN 1016/1207
- Accounting- ADMN 1126/1127
- Human Resource Management – ADMN 1206
- Marketing – Choose after first year
- Community, Economic & Social Development – CESD 1006/1007
- Certificate in Computing – COSC 1046/1047
- Computer Game Technology – COSC 1036/2036
- Geomatics – GEOG 1026/1027
- Law and Justice – JURI 1106/1107
- Public Policy and Administration – POLI 1006/1007
- Social Welfare – SWRK 1006/1007
Co-operative Education is an excellent way for students to gain valuable paid work experience while completing their university degree. Students interested in the Co-operative Education Program must take COOP 0101: Career Skills Course during their first year of study. This is a non-academic course that may be taken along with your full-time (or part-time) course load. COOP 0101 is offered both semesters on Wednesdays from 11:30am – 1pm.