Residence Requirements for all Designations
- Honours Degree
For an honours degree, all students,
including those transferring from another university, must complete at
this university a minimum of 10.0 credits (or equivalent) including at
least 5.0 senior credits (or equivalent) in the honours discipline.
This regulation applies to a student seeking their first degree.
Students seeking a second degree should consult the upcoming section Additional Undergraduate Degree Requirements.
Individual departments may require that students complete specific
courses and/or years at this university. Exceptions to these
regulations must be approved by the dean of the faculty offering the
General BA/BSc Degree without Designation
For a general degree without designation,
all students, including those transferring from another university,
must complete at this university a minimum of 5.0 senior credits (or
- In addition to this regulation for the Faculty of Arts General BA: at least 8.0 credits must be taken in the Faculty of Arts (may include credits taken elsewhere that are deemed equivalent by the University).
- In addition to this regulation for the Faculty of Science General BA: at least 8.0 credits from the Faculty of Science.
General BA Degree Contemporary Studies
For a General BA
Contemporary Studies degree (available only at the Brantford Campus),
all students, including those transferring from another university, must
complete at this university a minimum of 5.0 senior credits (or
equivalent) including at least 3.0 senior credits in Contemporary
At least 4.0 of the 5.0 credits in the option must be completed at
Wilfrid Laurier University.
The minimum requirement for a minor consists of 3.0 credits, no fewer
than 2.0 of which shall be senior credits and no fewer than 2.0 of
which shall be obtained at Wilfrid Laurier University. Refer to Regulations Governing Minors in each faculty chapter.
Diploma in Criminology
must complete a minimum of 6.0 credits at Wilfrid Laurier University after admission
to the program.
Credits earned by students who spend a year on an exchange
program abroad in a program approved by Wilfrid Laurier University,
will be considered as Laurier credits for purposes of residence
Courses taken on a Letter of Permission at another university, or cross-registered at the University of Waterloo, or granted transfer credit upon admission do not meet residence requirements.
Academic & Related Dates 2013/2014