Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Glossary
Major

A major represents a degree-seeking student's primary field of study within an honours program (to a maximum of 2) requiring a minimum of 9.0 senior credits (or 6.0 for each major in a combined degree).

All the courses used to calculate the grade point average (GPA) associated with the progression and graduation requirements for a specific honours program. This may include courses from a variety of departments as in the case of interdepartmental programs. (Refer to University Undergraduate Regulations chapter, Progression Requirements: Honours Programs.) 

The major appears on the official transcript and the degree parchment.