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Diversity and the Contemporary World (Minor)

Program type
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Diversity and the Contemporary World?

One of the central problems facing humankind in an increasingly globalized world is how to live and work together despite our differences. Studies at the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability are informed by the recognition that issues related to diversity are connected to various problems originating from cultural and other differences between people, and that the inability to address these differences in a constructive way is a major cause of inequality across the globe. Through the Minor in Diversity and the Contemporary World, you’ll learn not only about various problems that can arise because of diversity, but also how diversity can be a source of strength to promote equity and social justice both locally and globally.

Montreal is the perfect place for diversity studies, given its residents include people from more than 150 countries around the world. Within the minor, you’ll be exposed to a great range of academic approaches and work alongside students from nearly 30 different departments across Concordia.

The minor is a great choice for anyone whose career path involves working with people, especially people from different cultures, including the fields of law, psychology, medicine, education, business, and human resource management, to name just a few.

Program structure

Program option

  • Minor in Diversity and the Contemporary World (24 credits)

The minor must be combined with an honours, specialization or major program.


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

Current students

Students currently enrolled in a major, honours, or specialization at Concordia may add this program if they have a minimum cumulative and assessment GPA of over 3.0. Eligible students may be invited to join. Contact the department to apply.

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

Fall term


March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Winter term


November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

Other programs of interest

Political Science (BA)

Political science teaches you how the world works. As one of Concordia’s most popular degree choices, you will meet the world up close: in class, in action and in person.



First Peoples Studies (BA)

The First Peoples Studies program is a major designed to introduce the student to the world of First Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), specifically within the Quebec context.



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