Honours Science (BSc)

This broad-based science program provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the sciences. You can explore your scientific interests before committing to a major or stay in Honours Science and graduate with an extensive science degree. Choose from many and diverse course offerings to support your career aspirations. This program can prepare you to apply for many professional and postgraduate programs in health or science.

You can also pair your Science (BSc) degree from Laurier with a Law (LLB) degree from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) through our six-year pathway program!

Apply Your Learning

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Here are just a few examples of the experiences you’ll have access to in the Honours Science program:

  • Take advantage of science co-op opportunities by applying at the end of your first year.
  • Live in the Faculty of Science Residence Learning Community to enhance your academic and social success.
  • Participate in hands-on lab sessions and tutorials as part of your coursework.
  • Be hired as an instructional assistant to work in a teaching lab in your senior years.
  • Take science entrepreneurship courses and explore the Science Maker Lab to gain hands-on experience.
  • Consider a directed studies course in your fourth year to focus on an area that interests you. Look for opportunities to take part in research projects in faculty members’ labs. 

Check out the Honours Science Experience Guide.


2022 graduates who secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies


Laurier ranks in the top 6 percent of universities worldwide*


students who gained hands-on learning experiences at Laurier in 2022

*Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)


Format: full time or part time      Duration: four years     Start: September (fall term)     OUAC code: UWA (Science); ULS (Sussex Law Pathway)

Your Path to Medical School


Get one step closer to your medical school dreams at Laurier!

Our pathway agreement with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) means you’re automatically granted an admissions interview to the AUC School of Medicine if you meet all academic requirements. Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to write exams to practice medicine in Canada, the UK or the United States.

Program Options and Courses

Options and Minors

These are a few of the many popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Management Option
  • Leadership Option
  • Education Minor
  • Indigenous Studies Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

Sample First-Year Courses

  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Data Structures I
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II
  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Psychology I and II
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Waves
  • The Surface of Earth
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • 1.0 elective credits

Sample First-Year Electives

  • Environment, Sustainability and Society
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Astronomy I and II

Sample Upper-Year Courses

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Immunology
  • Animals: Form and Function
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Drugs and Behaviour
  • Planetary and Space Science
  • Windows Application Programming


Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.

You can apply for admission to co-op in your first year and may be eligible for an admission interview early in your second year. As a student in this program, you will be eligible to complete paid work terms lasting 12 to 16 weeks.

Interested? Learn more about co-op.

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.


Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • bioinformatics specialist
  • epidemiologist
  • environmental consultant
  • forensics laboratory manager
  • health policy analyst
  • physician
  • policy analyst
  • research coordinator
  • teacher
  • technical/science writer

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Waterloo Campus

The Waterloo campus is tucked into about one city block, so you’re steps away from your classes, food and your new favourite study spot.

There are many ways to tour our Waterloo campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

Interested in More Info?

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca, call 548.889.8888 or see all contact information.