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.

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

Anthropology

Contact Jennifer Doucet for information.    

Classical Studies

Join us live on Tuesday, March 9 to learn about Classical Studies.

A second live session will be hosted on Monday, April 5 to learn about Classical Studies.

Or contact Brigitte Schneebeli for information.

Tuesday, March 9 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Monday, April 5 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Register here for March 9 (closed)

Register here for April 5 (closed)

Communication Arts and Design Practice Contact Ceylan Enver or Gerald Voorhees for information.    
Communication Studies Contact Ceylan Enver or Gerald Voorhees for information.    

Economics

Learn more about programs in Economics through our information videos posted on our website.

Contact the Economics advising team for specific information about Economics majors, minors or specializations.

The Economics Society is excited to host a declare your major event on Thursday, March 25. This event will consistent of a panel of upper year Economics students who will provide an overview of their experiences and answer any of your questions. Advisors Tawnessa Carter and Lynn Skelly will also be attending to answer any questions you have for them.

Thursday, March 25 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here (closed)

English

Contact Jenny Conroy or Randy Harris with any questions regarding English majors, minors (including the Technical Writing minor), and our many specializations!

We are also happy to meet with you personally, in virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams. Just send us a note if you would like to talk!
   

Fine Arts

Join us live on Wednesday, March 10 to learn more about programs in Fine Arts including our Studio Practice major and minor, Visual Culture major and minor, and our available specializations.

Or contact Brett Roberts for information.

Wednesday, March 10 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Register here (closed)

French

Contact Svetlana Kaminskaia or Nathan Pirie at frenchundergrad@uwaterloo.ca for information about the French Teaching Specialization, our other majors, exchange programs, minor, and diplomas.

We are also available for a virtual appointment via Microsoft Teams meeting.

   
Gender and Social Justice

Contact Doreen Fraser for information about the Gender and Social Justice major or minor, or to schedule a virtual appointment via Microsoft Teams.

   

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Join us live on Tuesday, March 9 or Thursday, March 11 to learn more about programs in Germanic & Slavic Studies (including Cultural Identities), exchange opportunities, and how German can boost your career.

Or contact Katja Czarnecki for information.

Tuesday, March 9 from 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 11 from 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Register for March 9 session (closed)

Register for March 11 session (closed)

History

Drop into our live Q&A session on Thursday, March 11 to learn about History majors, minors, and specializations, and to ask your questions!

Contact Brittany Woodhall for information or to set up a virtual appoinment via Microsoft Teams.

Or, watch this short video for more information on majoring in History.

Thursday, March 11 from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Register here (closed)

Legal Studies

Join us Thursday, March 18 for a live information session about Legal Studies major and minor plans, followed by a Q&A.

Join the Legal Studies Society on Monday, March 22 for a Q&A session! This session is for anyone who has questions about the program, co-op, courses, requirements, extracurricular opportunities, and more. This is a great opportunity for students to hear about the Legal Studies program from an upper-year student perspective, while also incorporating the knowledge and expertise of the Associate Chair of Legal Studies, Dr. Jennifer Schulenberg.

Or contact Carry Derome for  information.

Thursday, March 18 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Monday, March 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Register here (closed)

Register here for March 22 Q&A (closed)

Liberal Studies

Join us Tuesday, March 9 for a live session to learn about Liberal Studies plans.

Or contact Sarah Robertson for  information.

Tuesday, March 9 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Register here (closed)

Medieval Studies

Join us Wednesday, March 10 for a live session to learn about Medieval Studies. 

Or contact Brigitte Schneebeli for information.

Wednesday, March 10 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm Register here (closed)

Music

Contact Maisie Sum for information or to set up a virtual appointment.

   

Peace and Conflict Studies

Contact Ndagire Brendah for information or to set up a virtual appointment via Microsoft Teams.  

 

Philosophy

Contact Doreen Fraser for information about the Philosophy major or minor, or to schedule a virtual appointment via Microsoft Teams.

   

Political Science

Join us on Tuesday, March 2 for a live session to learn about Political Science.

The session will also include information about International Studies Minor, International Trade Minor, and Public Policy and Administration Minor.

Or contact Julia Jones for information.

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

Tuesday, March 2 from 10:00 - 11:00 am Register here (closed)

Psychology

Join us on Tuesday, March 9 for a live session to learn about Psychology. 

Or contact Ana Carvalho for information on the Psychology major, and Claudia Labahn for information on the Psychology minor.

Tuesday, March 9 from 9:30 - 11:00 am

Register here

Watch Info Session recording

Religious Studies

Join us on Monday, March 15 for a live session to learn about Religious Studies.

Or contact Priti Nayak for information.

Monday, March 15 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Register here (closed)

Sexuality Marriage and the Family

Contact SMF Advisor Joe Varamo with questions or to set-up a virtual appointment to discuss the SMF major and options for specialization.

Monday to Friday 9:00 -11:30 am  and 1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Social Development Studies

Drop-in to our Instagram Live event on Tuesday, March 2 to learn about SDS plans (major, minor, specializations), ask questions and see if it’s a good fit for you!

If you’d prefer an individual appointment with an SDS advisor, please email sds@uwaterloo.ca at any time. Appointments can be booked weekdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 2 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Instagram Live

@sds_renison

Sociology

Contact Sociology Undergraduate Associate Chair, Dr. Philip Boyle, for information or to set up a virtual appointment for Thursday, March 4.

Appointments available Thursday, March 4 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Join a live session on Monday, March 8 or Wednesday, March 10 to learn about new programs in Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Identities!

Or email Mario Boido to set up a virtual appointment.

Monday, March 8 from 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Wednesday, March 10 from 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Register here for March 8 session (closed)

Register here for March 10 session (closed)

Speech Communication
As of Fall 2021 the Speech Communication major will be renamed Communication Studies. Please see the Communication Studies listing above for more information.
   
Theatre and Perfomance Contact Ceylan Enver for information.    

 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) Register for Virtual Session
Applied Language Studies Contact Winona Phachanla for more information or to book a virtual appointment.    
Canadian Studies

Join us live on Wednesday, March 10 to learn about the Canadian Studies minor.

(Held with the Indigenous Studies minor, Indigenous Entrepreneurship minor, and Human Rights minor information sessions.)

Or contact Richard Myers for more information.

Wednesday, March 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here (closed)
Cognitive Science Contact Doreen Fraser at for information.    
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 Ceylan Enver for information or to book a virtual appointment.

   
East Asian Studies
 
Contact Winona Phachanla for more information or to book a virtual appointment.     
Human Resources Management Contact for Claudia Labahn more information or to book an appointment.    
Human Rights

Join us live on Wednesday, March 10 to learn about the Human Rights minor.

(Held with the Indigenous Studies minor, Indigenous Entrepreneurship minor, and Canadian Studies minor information sessions.)

Or contact Richard Myers for more information.

Wednesday, March 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here (closed)
Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Join us live on Wednesday, March 10 to learn about the Indigenous Entrepreneurship minor.

(Held with the Human Rights minor, Indigenous Studies minor, and Canadian Studies minor information sessions.)

Or contact Richard Myers for more information.

Wednesday, March 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here (closed)
Indigenous Studies 

Join us live on Wednesday, March 10 to learn about the Indigenous Studies minor.

(Held with the Human Rights minor, Indigenous Entrepreneurship minor and Canadian Studies minor information sessions.)

Or contact Richard Myers for more information.

Wednesday, March 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register here (closed)
Islam, Studies in Contact Winona Phachanla for more information or to book a virtual appointment.    
Italian Studies

Contact Kerry Lappin-Fortin for more information or to book a virtual appointment.

   
International Studies

International Trade

Public Policy and Administration

The International Studies, International Trade, and Public Policy and Administration minors are offered through Political Science.

To learn about these minors, attend the information session for Political Science listed above.

Or contact Julia Jones for information
  See Political Science.
Management Studies Contact Tawness Carter or Emmanuelle Pierard for information or to book a virtual appointment.    
Technical Writing

Contact Jenny Conroy or Randy Harris with any questions regarding the Technical Writing minor.

We are also happy to meet with you personally, in virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams. Just send us a note if you would like to talk!