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International Studies Minor
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The University of Waterloo is committed to International Studies through overseas study programs in a number of departments, through research associations with overseas universities, and through the personal commitments and associations of many faculty members. This Minor capitalizes on this experience. It will lead students to an understanding of the world's diverse communities and of the cultural and political implications of achieving closer relations. The International Studies Minor is expected to prove useful to those planning a career in the public service or in those parts of the private sector which have international interests. It should prove attractive also to those intending to teach in those disciplines in which new curricula are increasing the international component. Further, it will provide a background from which students might apply for admission to graduate programs in International Studies.


Students enrolled in any degree program may pursue a minor designation in International Studies.

The International Studies Minor requires successful completion of a minimum of four academic course units (eight courses) with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including:


  1. Students are urged to register for the Minor at an early stage in their academic plan. However, provided they have kept up with the requirements on their own, they may register for the Minor as late as the start of the final term of their studies
  2. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have the prerequisites for any of the courses on this list.
  3. It is possible to have a course not currently listed count towards their elective course requirements, provided that the desired course has substantial global content. In this case, however, students must have the prior written approval of the Department of Political Science.
  4. With respect to the total number of courses permitted at any given level, students remain subject to the limitations imposed by the faculty and department in which they are registered.

Further Information

For further information, please visit the International Studies website.


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