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Block Transfer Agreement: General Arts and Science College Diplomas

Graduates from a two-year general Arts and Science diploma program can apply to History within the Faculty of Arts on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. To be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts, graduates must have an overall average of 75% in their program, as well as have achieved a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent.

Transfer students admitted into our History program based on these requirements will be granted 6.0 credits towards their Laurier degree. The specific transfer credits granted will be outlined in a transfer credit assessment that you will receive along with your offer letter. Students taking a typical full-time course load (5.0 credits per academic year) will take approximately three years to complete their four-year honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

To graduate with your BA in History, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

History Required Courses

10.5 History (HI) credits in any combination of the following:

  • 0.5 credit of 100-level HI courses
  • 2.5 – 4.5 credits of 200-level HI courses
  • 3.0 – 5.0 credits of 300-level HI courses
  • 1.0 credit of 400-level HI Reading Seminar
  • 1.0 credit of 400-level HI Research Seminar

Of the above credits, you must earn at least:

  • 1.0 credit in Canadian history. Sample courses include:
    • HI112: Problems in Modern Canadian History
    • HI246: Canadian External Relations
    • HI344: Indigenous Eastern Canada
    • HI424: Reading Seminar on Nature and Environment in Canadian History
  • 1.0 credit in global history. Sample courses include:
    • HI131: Ancient Heroes: Story and Tradition
    • HI283: Ancient Africa
    • HI385: Food and Drink in Ancient Mediterranean Society
    • HI452: Research Seminar on International Relations of Northeast Asia
  • 1.0 credit in pre-modern history. Sample courses include:
    • HI111: Problems in Colonial Canadian History
    • HI236: Magic and Religion in the Ancient World
    • HI316: Europe and the Early Modern Atlantic World
    • HI481: Research Seminar on Late Tudor and Early Stuart England


3.5 elective credits in any discipline at any level.

Note: A maximum of 6.0 100-level credits are allowed in total, including required courses, electives and transfer credits (typically 3.0 of the transfer credits granted through this agreement are at the 100-level, including HI118).

Pursuing an “In Combination” Degree

Transfer students also have the option of completing a degree in History in combination with another honours BA program. This secondary major can be declared at the end of your first year at Laurier. The details of this combined degree and its unique requirements should be discussed with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Pursuing a Management Option

As a transfer student, you can also apply to add a Management Option (offered by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics) to your honours BA degree. You can apply to this option on your initial application to transfer into Laurier’s Faculty of Arts. Details of this option and its eligibility requirements (including minimum grades for course progression) should be discussed with an academic advisor.

Management Option Required Courses

The Management Option is 4.0 credits total:

  • BU111: Understanding the Business Environment
  • BU127: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BU223: Fundamentals of Finance
  • BU225: Fundamentals of Operations
  • BU352: Introduction to Marketing Management
  • BU354: Human Resources Management
  • 0.5 credit from a list of approved statistics and research courses
  • One of:
    • EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics
    • EC140: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.


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