Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
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Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2012/2013




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J Bell
email: jbell@wlu.ca
phone: 6350

 

Ontario Secondary School Applicants - 2013 Program Specific Requirements

A minimum of six Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M (U/C) courses are required for admission. Laurier will use the top six grades from these courses when calculating the admission average, unless otherwise noted. The following course requirements are listed according to the New Ontario Curriculum.

NOTE: Grade 12U English must be at a minimum of 60 percent for all programs at Laurier unless otherwise specified. Applicants must also meet program-specific requirements; all required courses, listed below, must be at a minimum of 60 percent unless otherwise specified.

All programs have a minimum final overall average of 70.0% unless otherwise stated (as some may require higher final averages). This is outlined on the Offer of Admission.

** Due to the overlap in curriculum, if all three of MCB4U, MHF4U and MCV4U are taken, only the best two courses will be used for admission average calculations. < />

Programs Available at Laurier Brantford Campus

Grade 12U (4U) Requirements

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Contemporary Studies
One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U @ 60%


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Contemporary Studies with Children's Education Development Option

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U @ 60%
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)  English

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science (BASc) Health Studies

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%; MHF4U, SBI4U, SCH4U each at 60%

A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Health Studies

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Health Administration

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%



Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) History


One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%




Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Human Rights & Human Diversity

 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 75%



Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Law & Society


 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Leadership


 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)  Psychology


 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%
 one of MCR3U, MCF3M, or a 4U Math at 60%

Honours Youth and Children's Studies


 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management (BBMT)




 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U;  any 4U Math at 70%

Honours Bachelor of Social Work




One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

">Laurier/Nipissing BA/BEd Concurrent Education program
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Contemporary Studies and Bachelor of Education (BEd) Nipissing University;
Primary/Junior Division; or
Junior/Intermediate Division

*Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Primary/Junior:
-ENG4U at 70%
-one of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U at 60%

-Pre-requisite courses will be included in the admission average

Junior/Intermediate:
-ENG4U at 70%
-one of MHF4U, MCV4U or MDM4U at 60%.
-Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Laurier/Nipissing BA/BEd Concurrent Education program
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Contemporary Studies with the French Teaching Option and Bachelor of Education (BEd) Nipissing University;

Primary/Junior Division; or Junior/Intermediate Division

*Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Primary/Junior:
-ENG4U at 70%
-any 4U Math at 60%
-FSF4U @ 70%

Note: Prerequisite English and Math courses calculated in the admission average. (FSF4U is not required to be part of your admission average)

Junior/Intermediate:
-ENG4U at 70%
-any 4U Math at 60%
-FSF4U @ 70%

Note: Prerequisite English and Math courses calculated in the admission average. (FSF4U is not required to be part of your admission average)

Programs Available at Laurier Waterloo Campus

Grade 12 (4U) Requirements

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Christian Studies & Global Citizenship

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Specializations available: Ancient Mediterranean Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Near Eastern & Classical Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion & Culture, Sociology and Spanish

The following specializations must be combined with another honours program:  Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval Studies, North American Studies and Women and Gender Studies

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies (BA)


One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%



Honours Bachelor of Arts Biology (BA)


One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%
SBI4U at 70%


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology, or 
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Chemistry, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Physical Geography, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Psychology
One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, SBI4U at 70%, MHF4U at 60%, SCH4Uat 60%

A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology & Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U, EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U, MCV4U each at 60%, SCH4U at 60%, SBI4U at 70%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses 

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biochemistry/Biotechnology
One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, SCH4U at 75%, MHF4U at 60%, SBI4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 75% in the required math and science courses

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

*Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%,  MHF4U at 70%, one of MCV4U or MDM4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science

*Prerequisite courses will be included in the admissions average

One of ENG4U, ETS4U, or EWC4U at 70%, MHF4U at 70%, MCV4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 80% in the required math courses

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing and Computer Electronics 

*Prerequisite courses will be included in the admissions average

One of ENG4U, ETS4U, or EWC4U at 70%, MHF4U at 70%, MCV4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 80% in the required math courses 

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Financial Mathematics

Automatic Entry into Co-op, normally three terms of four months each (optional fourth work term)

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%, MHF4U at 70%, and MCV4U at 60%.

Prerequisite courses calculated in admission average

A minimum average of 80% in the required math courses

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier); and Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) (University of Waterloo) joint program.

*Prerequisite courses will be included in the admissions average

Co-op required, automatic entry. Normally three terms of four months each (optional fourth work term)

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 75%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 85%

Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier and University of Waterloo

Grades listed above are minimum requirements, but do not guarantee admission 

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier); and Honours Computer Science (BCS) (University of Waterloo) joint program.

Pre-requisite courses calculated in admission average.

Co-op required, automatic entry. Normally three terms of four months each (optional fourth work term).


One of ENG4U, EWC4U or ETS4U at 75%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 85%

Must meet admission requirements for both Laurier and University of Waterloo

Grades listed above are minimum requirements, but do not guarantee admission.

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, SCH4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry and Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U, MCV4U and SCH4U each at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science
One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, one of MCV4U, SCH4U or SPH4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science and Psychology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60% and one of MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U or SBI4U at 60%. A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Computer Science.

* Must be combined with another Arts program specialization

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing & Computer Electronics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, one of MCV4U, SPH4U, or SCH4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Applied Economics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics;
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Accounting;
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Financial Management; Economics with Management Option

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 70%, one of MCV4U or MDM4U at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Financial Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U, each at 60%
A minimum average of 80% in the required math courses


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Financial Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U, each at 60%, one of SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U at 60%
A minimum math average of 80%, and a combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography and Geomatics

Honours Bachelor Science (BSc) Geography and Environmental Science Option

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, two of SBI4U, SCH4U and SPH4U each at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Health Sciences


One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U, SBI4U and SCH4U each at 60%. A combined minimum average of 75%  in the required math and science courses


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Kinesiology and Physical Education

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, SBI4U at 70%, one of MCR3U or MCF3M or any 4U math at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Kinesiology and Physical Education 
One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, SBI4U at 70%, MHF4U at 60%, one of SCH4U or SPH4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Mathematics;
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science and Mathematics
One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 60%, one of SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses
Honours Bachelor of Music (BMus)

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, RCM Advanced Rudiments or equivalent, Audition Required


Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physics; Photonics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, two of MCV4U, SCH4U or SPH4U, each at 60%
A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, one of MCF3M or MCR3U or any 4U math at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Psychology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, SBI4U each at 60%

A combined minimum average of 70% in the required math and science courses