Take the opportunity to branch out and explore as many academic areas as you want with the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies at CapU.

This 24-credit minor is comprised of three Interdisciplinary Studies courses along with a customizable mix of courses within the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, which includes the schools of Humanities, STEM, and Social Sciences.

After declaring your minor, you can take INTS 210 (Approaching Knowledge) along with two 100- or 200-level classes in arts & sciences, from English, to languages, history, political science, philosophy, psychology, women's and gender studies and more.

Your upper-levels courses include INTS 310 (Interdisciplinary Research) and your choice of INTS 335 (Grand Challenges – An Interdisciplinary Approach) or INTS 345 (Reconciliation in Action).

In addition, you'll complete 9 more Arts & Sciences credits at the 300-level or higher to satisfy the requirements for the minor.

Learn more about the minor by visiting the Requirements tab or contacting our Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

Lower-Level Requirements

Total credits: 9.00

INTS 210Approaching Knowledge3.00 credits
100- or 200-level Arts and/or Sciences coursework6.00 credits


Upper-Level Requirements

Total credits: 15.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
INTS 335Grand Challenges - An Interdisciplinary Approach3.00 credits
INTS 345Reconciliation in Action3.00 credits
INTS 310Interdisciplinary Research3.00 credits
300-level or higher Arts and/or Sciences coursework9.00 credits


Total program credits: 24.00

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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