Major and minor information sessions

Learn about Arts majors and minors

Want to learn more about a specific major or minor? Stuck between two (or more) choices for your major? Want to add a minor? Take this opportunity to talk with faculty and staff in each major department before you make your decision.

Every major department on the chart offers a minor, but there are additional minors as well. Some of these have information sessions (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

2024 sessions 

Major Contact information and/or session details Time (ET) and Room Register for Virtual Session

Anthropology

Contact Miljana Kovacevic for information about the Anthropology program (major or minor)  

Monday- Friday
8:30am- 4:30pm

email only

Classical Studies

Join us Wednesday, March 6th for an online session or Wednesday March 15 for an in-person session to learn about Classical Studies.

Or contact Brigitte Schneebeli for information.

Wednesday, March 6th 2:00pm to 3:00pm (virtual meeting)

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Communication Arts and Design Practice

Join us in-person or virtually on Wednesday March 13th to learn more about the Communication Arts degrees (Communication Studies, Communication Arts and Design Practice, and Theatre & Performance).  This session will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend on the day.

Please contact Katie Honek for more information and degree inquiries. 

Or contact Anders Bergstrom for information about Communication Studies or Andy Houston for information about Communication Arts and Design Practice.

Wednesday March 13, 1:00-2:00pm

In-person in the Theatre of the Arts (ML 259). Light refreshments and snacks to be provided!

Click here to join the meeting virtually
Communication Studies

Join us in-person or virtually on Wednesday March 13th to learn more about the Communication Arts degrees (Communication Studies, Communication Arts and Design Practice, and Theatre & Performance).  This session will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend on the day.

Please contact Katie Honek for more information and degree inquiries. 

Or contact Anders Bergstrom for information about Communication Studies or Andy Houston for information about Communication Arts and Design Practice.

Wednesday March 13, 1:00-2:00pm

In-person in the Theatre of the Arts (ML 259). Light refreshments and snacks to be provided!

Click here to join the meeting virtually

Economics

Learn more about programs in Economics through our information videos posted on our website:  https://uwaterloo.ca/economics/undergraduate/declare-your-economics-major.

If you can’t make the event, contact the Economics advising team with your questions about Economics majors, minors or specializations. Drop-in hours for the Winter term are MTW 1:30-3:30pm

 

 

English

Meet virtually with Jenny Conroy or Victoria Lamont with any questions regarding English majors, minors (including the Technical Writing minor), and our many specializations!

Major Plans:
- Literature
- Literature and Rhetoric
- Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication
- Creative and Professional Writing. 
We are also happy to meet with you personally, or in virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams. Just send us a note if you would like to talk!

 

 

Fine Arts

Join us Tuesday March 5 at noon-1pm for an online session to learn about our Fine Arts Studio Practice and Visual Culture programs.

Or

Contact Brett Roberts berobert@uwaterloo.ca to learn more about programs in Fine Arts including our Studio Practice major and minor, Visual Culture major and minor, and our available specializations.

Tuesday March 5th from noon-1pm on MS Teams.
 

Monday- Friday

8:30am-4:30pm

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French

Contact Élise Lepage or Claire Newbigging at frenchundergrad@uwaterloo.ca for information about French majors and our specializations, the $3,000 FSL bursaries, exchange programs, minor, and diplomas.

We are happy to meet with you in person or virtually via  Microsoft Teams. 

By email: Monday - Friday

8:30am-4:30pm 

 

Drop-In with Elise (ML 330): March 7 & 8, 9AM-12PM 

Drop-in with Claire (ML 333): March 12 & 14, 9AM-12PM 

Advising available in person or virtually through MS Teams.
Gender and Social Justice Drop-in to our information session about Gender & Social Justice plans, or contact Carla Fehr at   
gsjadvis@uwaterloo.ca to schedule a virtual appointment.
Tuesday, March 19 from 1-2 pm in Hagey Hall 335T Email gsjadvis@uwaterloo.ca to set up an appointment.

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Join us live online on Tuesday, March 12 or Thursday, March 14 to talk about programs in Germanic & Slavic Studies, including the cross-departmental Minor in Cultural Identities (CI). Bring questions about German, Dutch, Russian, Croatian, and CI courses, about exchange opportunities, and about how learning languages can support your personal and professional goals.
Or contact the Germanic & Slavic Studies Undergraduate Office.

Tuesday, March 12 from 1 to 2pm

 

Thursday, March 14 from 1 to 2pm

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History

Join us on March 11th or March 13th to learn more about History majors, minors, and specializations, and to ask any questions you may have! Join our virtual information session on Monday, March 11th, 11:00 -11:30 am, or stop by our in-person (drop-in) session on Wednesday, March 13th, 1:00-1:30 pm, in HH 117.

Or contact Andrew Hunt for information.

Tuesday, March 7 from 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Microsoft Teams)Thursday, March 16 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
HH 117 (in-person, drop-in)

 

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Legal Studies

Join us on March 7 for our information session, sample lecture, and Q&A.  

Or contact Phil Boyle, the Legal Undergraduate Associate Chair, for information.

Tuesday, March 7, 2024 from 1:00-1:30pm

Join via Teams here

Liberal Studies

Contact Lynn Skelly with any questions regarding Honours Liberal Studies (co-op or regular), Honours ARBUS-Honours Liberal Studies (co-op or regular), 4 Year General and 3 Year General Liberal Studies.

Monday - Friday

8:30am-4:30pm
email only

Medieval Studies

Join us Friday, March 8th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in ML 245 for in-person, or 2:00pm to 3:00pm (ET)for a virtual session to learn about Medieval Studies

Or contact Brigitte Schneebeli for information.

Friday March 8 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in ML 245 (in person)

 

Friday March 8 from 2:00-3:00 (virtual)

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Music

Contact Dr Karen Sunabacka (Undergraduate Music Advisor) to set up an appointment or book an appointment online with Dr Sunabacka: https://book.ms/b/bkg-OfficeHoursKarenSunabacka@uwaterloo.ca

In-person or online meetings can be booked : Monday/Tues/Wed/Friday between 2-4  

Peace and Conflict Studies

Meet with Ndagire Brendah in person during a two-day drop-in information session to learn more about PACS (Peace and Conflict Studies) Major, Minor, and a Specialization in Restorative Justice as PACS Student.

Or book an appointment with Ndagire Brendah, PACS Academic Advisor, by using this link:
Book Time/Advising Appointment with Ndagire

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
(in-person, drop-in) - Room CGR 2202

Thursday, March 7th, 2024, from 11 am to 1:00 pm (in-person, drop-in) - Room CGR 2400/Private Dining Room

Found at Conrad Grebel University College

Register for the information sessions here.

 

There will be light refreshments and snacks (Hint: Grebel Cookies).

Philosophy

Drop-in to our information session about Philosophy plans, or contact Katy Fulfer at philug@uwaterloo.ca to schedule a virtual appointment.

Tuesday, March 19  from 1:00pm -2 :00pm in Hagey Hall 335 Email philug@uwaterloo.ca to set up an appointment

Political Science

Join us on Wednesday, March 6th at 4:00pm-5:00pm hybrid (in-person in HH341 or online)

or

on Thursday, March 21st from 12:00pm-1:00pm hybrid (in-person in HH341 or online) to learn more about Political Science

We will also provide information on minors in International Studies, International Trade, Canadian Politics and Public Policy and Politics and Business.

We are also happy to meet you by appointment.  Email us at PSCIadvising@uwaterloo.ca for information.

You can also watch this short video about the Political Science programs for more information.

Wednesday March 6th at 4:00pm - 5:00pm (hybrid session – in person HH341 or online)

 OR

 Thursday, March 21st at 12:00pm - 1:00pm (hybrid session – in person HH341 or online)

Click here to join March 6th information session online

 

Click here to join March 21st information session online

Psychology

Join us on Tuesday, March 19th from 10:00am to 11:30am (ET) in MS Teams to learn more about the Psychology majors and minor. 

Contact Ceylan Enver for information on the Psychology major, and Nicholas Fuller for information on the Psychology minor.

Tuesday, March 19th from 10:00am to 11:30am (ET) in MS Teams Click here to join the meeting

Religious Studies

Join us on Wednesday, March 13 for a live session to learn about Religious Studies majors and minors or contact Jeremy Bergen (jbergen@uwaterloo.ca) for information or to set up a meeting.

Wednesday, March 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM in MS Teams (Virtual)

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Sexuality Marriage and the Family

Info Sessions on the SMF program and options for major, minor, and specialization(s):  

If you are unable to join the Info Session, Contact SMF Advisor John Arnou with questions OR to set-up an appointment to discuss the SMF major/minor and options for specialization.

Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30pm – 730pm. On MS Teams.

Thursday, March 14th, 11:30am – 12:30pm in SJ2 2001.

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Social Development Studies

Drop in and chat with an SDS Advisor:

  • Wednesday March 13th – 11:30AM-1:30PM (REN 1607)
  • Thursday March 14th – 2PM-4PM (REN 1605)
  • Friday March 15th – 10AM –12PM (REN 1608)

Or

Email to book an individual appointment (in-person, video, or phone). See below or email sds@uwaterloo.ca at any time.

Wednesday March 13th – 11:30AM-1:30PM (REN 1607)
 

Thursday March 14th – 2PM-4PM (REN 1605)


Friday March 15th – 10AM –12PM (REN 1608)

 

Sociology

Join us on Tuesday, March 7th for an information session, sample lecture, and Q&A.  

Or contact Dr. Sarah Wilkins-Lafamme, the Sociology Undergraduate Associate Chair, for additional information.

Tuesday, March 7, 2024 from 11:00am – 12:00 PM (ET).

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Spanish and Latin American Studies

Email Mario Boido to set up a virtual appointment.

 

Theatre and Perfomance

Join us in-person or virtually on Wednesday March 13th to learn more about the Communication Arts degrees (Theatre & Performance, Communication Studies, and Communication Arts and Design Practice).  This session will be recorded and made available for those unable to attend on the day.

Please contact Katie Honek or Andy Houston for information about Theatre and Performance

Wednesday March 13, 1:00-2:00pm

In-person in the Theatre of the Arts (ML 259). Light refreshments and snacks to be provided!

Click here to join the meeting virtually

 Minor Sessions

Most of the above majors also offer minors, so if you'd be interested in any of the subjects above, attend those sessions to learn about possible minors as well. The below minors are additional options that are not connected to a major but are still open to you! 

  Minor Contact information and/or session details Time (ET) and Room Register for Virtual Session
Applied Language Studies

To ask any questions about a Minor in Applied Language Studies, East Asian Studies, or Studies in Islamic and Arabic Cultures, drop in to one of our virtual info sessions on Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 19. Contact Roslyn Zehr at cls@uwaterloo.ca for more information.

 

Online Session 1: Monday, March 11 from 10:30 am – 11:30am (ET)

 

Online Session 2: Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30pm – 2:30 pm (ET)

Join us on Microsoft Teams:

Session 1 on March 11

Session 2 on March 19

Canadian Studies

The Canadian Studies minor is offered through United College. 

To learn about the Canadian Studies minor, attendor contact John Abraham at j9abraham@uwaterlooc.ca for information. 

 

 

Cognitive Science Drop in for an information session about the Cognitive Science minor, or contact Nick Ray at nmray@waterloo.ca to book an appointment to meet via Zoom. 

 

 
Cultural Identities

The Cultural Identities minor is offered jointly by Spanish and Latin American Studies and Germanic and Slavic Studies departments.

To learn about the Cultural Identities minor, attend the information session for Spanish and Latin American Studies or Germanic and Slavic Studies listed above.

 

See Spanish and Latin American Studies or Germanic and Slavic Studies.

Digital Arts Communication Contact Katie Honek for more information or to book an appointment.    
East Asian Studies
 

To ask any questions about a Minor in Applied Language Studies, East Asian Studies, or Studies in Islamic and Arabic Cultures, drop in to one of our virtual info sessions on Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 19. Contact Roslyn Zehr at cls@uwaterloo.ca for more information.

Online Session 1: Monday, March 11 from 10:30am – 11:30 am (ET)

Online Session 2: Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm (ET)

Join us on Microsoft Teams:

Session 1 on March 11

Session 2 on March 19

Human Resources Management

Join us on Tuesday, March 19th from at 11:30am (ET) in MS Teams to learn more about the Human Resource Management minor. 


Contact Nicholas Fuller for more information or to book an appointment. 

Tuesday, March 19th from at 11:30am (ET) in MS Teams Click here to join the meeting
Human Rights

To learn about the Human Rights minor,   contact j9abraham@uwaterlooc.ca for information. 

The Human Rights minor is offered through United College.

 

 

Indigenous Entrepreneurship

To learn about the Indigenous Entrepreneurship minor, contact John Abraham at j9abraham@uwaterlooc.ca for information. 

The Indigenous Entrepreneurship minor is offered through United College.

 

 

Indigenous Studies 

To learn about the Indigenous Studies minor, contact John Abraham at j9abraham@uwaterlooc.ca for information. 

The Indigenous Studies minor is offered through United College. 

 

 

Islamic and Arabic Cultures, Studies in

To ask any questions about a Minor in Applied Language Studies, East Asian Studies, or Studies in Islamic and Arabic Cultures, drop in to one of our virtual info sessions on Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 19. Contact Roslyn Zehr at cls@uwaterloo.ca for more information.

Online Session 1: Monday, March 11 from 10:30am – 11:30 am (ET)

Online Session 2: Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm (ET)

Join us on Microsoft Teams:

Session 1 on March 11

Session 2 on March 19

Italian Studies Contact Bruno Tremblay for more information or to book a virtual appointment.     

International Studies

International Trade

Canadian Politics and Public Policy

Politics and Business

Join us on Wednesday, March 6th at 4:00pm-5:00pm hybrid (in-person in HH341 or online)

or

on Thursday, March 21st from 12:00pm-1:00pm hybrid (in-person in HH341 or online) to learn more about International Studies, International Trade, Canadian Politics and Public Policy and Politics and Business.

We are also happy to meet you by appointment. Email us at psciadvising@uwaterloo.ca for information.

Please also watch this short video about the minors.

Wednesday March 6that 4:00pm - 5:00pm (hybrid session – in person HH341 or online)

OR

Thursday, March 21st at 12:00pm -1:00pm (hybrid session – in person HH341 or online)

Click here to join March 6th information session online

 

 

Click here to join March 21st information session online
Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies minor is offered by the Religious Studies department.  

To learn about the Jewish Studies minor, please join us on Wednesday, March 13, 4:00 – 5:00 pm for a live session or contact Jeremy Bergen (jbergen@uwaterloo.ca) for information or to set up a meeting.  

Tuesday, March 13th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm (ET)

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Management Studies Contact Jennifer Book with any questions regarding the Management Studies minor.     
Technical Writing Meet virtually with Jenny Conroy or Victoria Lamont with any questions regarding the Technical Writing minor.