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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


General Requirements

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma at the program-specific minimum, including bonus points.
  • Minimum total score requirement: 24.
  • Passes in at least six subjects, three of which must be HL.
  • Required courses must be at a minimum score of 3 (or higher for some programs).
  • All programs that require a mathematics course require Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Kinesiology programs accept Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation.

Specific Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements by Program

Program

Minimum Admission Range

Competitive Admissions Range

International Baccalaureate Requirements

Ancient Studies (BA)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Anthropology (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Applied Water Science (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Biology at 4
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Archaeology and Heritage Studies (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Bachelor of Arts and Master's in English, History or Political Science (BA and MA)

Low 80s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • IB minimum score: 32

Biochemistry / Biotechnology (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 3
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Biology (BA)

Mid 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Biology (BSc), Biology and Chemistry (BSc), Biology and Physics (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 4
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Business Administration (BBA)

High 80s

Low 90s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 33

Business Administration (BBA) and Computer Science (BSc) double degree

Low 90s

Low 90s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 34

Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Computer Science (BCS) (University of Waterloo) double degree 

Mid 90s

Mid 90s

  • HL or SL English at 5
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 6
  • IB Minimum Score: 36

Business (BBA) and Financial Math (BA) double degree

Low 90s

Mid 90s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 5
  • IB Minimum Score: 34

Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Math (BMath) (University of Waterloo) double degree

Low 90s

Mid 90s

  • HL or SL English at 5
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 6
  • IB Minimum Score: 36

Business Technology Management (BBTM)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 29

Chemistry (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Chemistry and Biology (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English, Chemistry and Math at 3
  • Biology at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Chemistry and Physics (BSc)

Mid 70s

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Communication Studies (BA)  

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Community Health (BA)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Computer Science (BA in Combination)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 27

Computer Science (BSc)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • HL or SL Chemistry or Physics at 3
  • IB Minimum  Score: 27

Computer Science and Psychology (BSc)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English and Mathematics at 3
  • One of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 27

Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English and Mathematics at 3
  • One of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Computer Science and Physics (BSc)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SSL English, Math, and one of Chemistry or Physics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 27.

Criminology (BA)

Low 70s

High 70s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Cultural Studies (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Data Science (BSc)

Low 80s

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 5
  • IB Minimum Score: 29

Digital Media and Journalism (BA)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Economics (BA), Economics and Accounting (BA), Economics and Financial Management (BA)

Mid 80s

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 31

English (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Environmental Science (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 29

Environmental Studies (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Film Studies (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Financial Mathematics (BA)

Mid 70s

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Financial Mathematics (BSc)

Mid 70s

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

French (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Game Design and Development (BFAA)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Geography (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Geography (BSc), Geography and Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Geography (BSc) with Environmental Science Option, Geography and Geomatics (BSc) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • Two of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics each at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Global Studies (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Health Administration (BA)

Low 70s

High 70s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Health Sciences (BSc)

Mid 80s

Low 90s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 30

History (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Honours Science (BSc) 

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English, Math, Biology and Chemistry at 3
  • IB Minimum Score 26

Human Rights and Human Diversity (BA)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Humanities with Leadership Foundations (BA)

Low 70s

High 70s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Indigenous Studies (BA in Combination)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

International Education Studies (BA)

Mid 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Kinesiology (BKin)

Low 80s

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 30

Languages, French, Spanish (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Law Degree (University of Sussex, UK) and Arts degree (Laurier)

Low 80s

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 30

Law and Society (BA)

Low 70s

High 70s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Mathematics (BA)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Mathematics (BSc), Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • One of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Music (BMus)

75%

High 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • Grade II RCM Theory or Equivalent
  • IB Minimum Score: 26
  • All music audition requirements

Community Music (BMus)

75%

High 80s

Music Therapy (BMT) 

N/A

N/A

  • Must be registered in Laurier's Bachelor of Music
  • High standing in music and psychology courses
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Interview with Music Therapy Coordinator
  • Audition 

North American Studies (BA)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Philosophy (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Physics (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • One of HL or SL Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Policing (BA in Combination)

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Political Science (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Psychology, Forensic Psychology (BA)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Psychology and Neuroscience (BSc)

Mid 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Public Health (BASc)

Low 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • HL or SL Biology at 3
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 3
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Religion and Culture (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Social Work (BSW)

High 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score 29

Sociology (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Spanish (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

User Experience Design (BDes)

Low 70s

Mid 80s

  • HL or SL English at 4
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Women and Gender Studies (BA) 

Low 70s

Low 80s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Youth and Children’s Studies (BA)

Low 70s

High 70s

  • HL or SL English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 24

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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