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Minor in English, History, Psychology and Sociology

You can pursue one or more minors in English, history, psychology and sociology in all Arts degree programs and in the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS). These minors are available in most TRU degree programs. For a minor, you must include in the 120 credits required for the degree at least 30 credits and no more than 42 credits in your minor area.

If you are a program student outside of the Arts program area, contact a program advisor to confirm that a specific program will accept an Arts minor.


  • ENGL 1001, Literature and Composition I
  • ENGL 1011, Literature and Composition II
  • ENGL 2111, English Literature from Chaucer to Milton
  • ENGL 2211, English Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • 18 credits of upper-level English


  • Twelve credits of lower-level history
  • Eighteen credits of upper-level history


  • PSYC 1111, Introduction to Psychology I
  • PSYC 1211, Introduction to Psychology II
  • PSYC 2101, Statistics in the Social Sciences or STAT 1201, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • PSYC 2111, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Eighteen credits in upper-level psychology


  • SOCI 1111, Introduction to Sociology I
  • SOCI 1211, Introduction to Sociology II
  • and PSYC 2101, Statistics in the Social Sciences
  • or STAT1201, Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Three lower-level credits
  • Eighteen credits in upper-level sociology and/or criminology
Student responsibility

Consult with your program advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a letter of permission. Otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.

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