B.B.R.M. Majors

Changing Majors

Changing majors requires applying to another degree program (unless you change majors within the B.B.R.M. program). Each program has its own requirements which are outlined on the Admissions U of G Internal Transfers and Readmission webpage. If you are thinking about changing your degree program or major within your degree program, please consult with your Program Counsellor.

Changing Majors within the B.B.R.M.

You will need to obtain an Undergraduate Schedule of Studies Change Request Form in order to declare or change your major. This form is available from the Program Counselling Office or Enrolment Services in the Office of Registrarial Services (located on the third floor of the University Centre). Your Program Counsellor will need to sign the form. Make an appointment with your Program Counsellor to discuss your choice and obtain her signature. The final step is to submit the signed form to Enrolment Services. Once you have submitted the form to Enrolment Services in the Office of Registrarial Services (located on the third floor of the University Centre) to declare your major, check My Progress on the Student Planning system through WebAdvisor to ensure it is correct.

Declaring the new major, Food Industry Management, can not be done in its first year (2018-2019), but can be considered for subsequent years if the student has the required 4U math and chemistry (or equivalent) requirements. Movement into the co-op stream of Food Industry Management will require extra criteria as determined by Co-operative Education and Career Services. 


If you are interested in a secondary area of focus, you have the option of declaring a minor. Minors are not mandatory for the B.B.R.M. degree so the required credits are separate from the 20.00 credits of B.B.R.M. degree. Degree completion may require more than four years.

Note that a maximum of 2.50 credits may be used for both minor and major requirements. For example, if you need ACCT*1220 for your minor, it will be double-counted with your major (i.e. it will count as a requirement for your major, as well as your minor).

To declare a minor, follow the same processes as listed above, indicating ‘Minor' rather than ‘Major' under "Specialization Type" on the Undergraduate Schedule of Studies Change Request Form. Consult with your Program Counsellor for more information.

See this List of Minors for the current calendar year. You may need to discuss the calendar year for minors with your Program Counsellor.

Note: FIM Students in the B.B.R.M. degree program are currently not able to declare a secondary area of study due to restrictions in the program.


Students can also consider certificates as an additional qualification. They require 2.50 - 3.00 credits (depending on the certificate). Certificates are not connected to degree programs, so they will not appear on your parchment when you graduate. You would receive a separate certificate of completion for the certificate. Note the double count limit rule for courses which are required for both your major and the certificate. 

Certificates are run through the Office of Open Learning and Educational Support. Information about certificates is available in the Undergraduate Calendar under Special Study Opportunities.