Honours BA History (Sussex) LLB Stream

Requirements for students enrolled at the Faculty of Liberal Arts (Brantford campus) and administered by the FLA History program subunit:

Laurier students enrolled in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at the Brantford campus can complete, in 20.0 credits, the Honours BA in History at Laurier and Sussex’s LLB program over a 6-year period. Laurier students will attend Year 1 and Year 2 at Laurier, Years 3-5 at Sussex, and Year 6 at Laurier. 15.0 of the required Honours BA credits will be completed at Laurier, and 5.0 credits will be completed as Sussex. A minimum of 11.0 credits of History are required for the History major. No more than 6.0 overall credits may be at the 100-level, one of these junior credits must be in History. A minimum of 10.0 History credits at the senior level (200-, 300-, or 400-level) is required for the degree, and these senior credits must fulfil the following area requirements:

The 11.0 History credits must fulfil the following level requirements:

Year 1
  • 1.0 credit of 100-level History
  • 0.5 credit of 200-level History
  • Chosen from BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299
Year 2
  • 2.5 credits of 200-level History
  • 0.5 credit of 300-level History

Years 3-5
  • 2.5 credits of 300-level History
  • 2.0 credits of 200- or 300-level History

Year 6
  • 0.5 credit of 300-level History
  • 1.0 credit of 400-level History Reading Seminar
  • 1.0 credit of 400-level History Research Seminar
  • Prior to departing for studies at the University of Sussex, students must have completed the 10.0 credits that are listed under Year 1 and Year 2 below.

Due to the compacted nature of the Sussex Stream, students enrolled in the Honours History program in the Faculty of Arts are required to pursue their degree in the following manner:

Year 1 ((5.0 credits)
1.0 credits of 100-level HIST (taken in Fall term)
0.5 credits of 200-level HIST (taken in Winter term)
3.5 elective credits

Year 2 (5.0 credits)
2.5 credits of HIST at the 200-level
0.5 credits of HIST at the 300-level
2.0 elective credits

Years 3-5 (at Sussex) (5.0 Laurier credits)
Sussex years = 2.0 credits of 300-level HIST
Sussex years = 2.0 credits of 200-level or 300-level HIST
Sussex years also = 1.0 elective credits

Year 6 (5.0 credits)
1.0 credit of 400-level History Reading Seminar
1.0 credit of 400-level History Research Seminar
0.5 credit of 300-level HIST
2.5 additional credits incl. courses to prep students for national accreditation exams
= 11.0 HIST credits
= 20.0 Overall WLU credits

Degree Program Electives: An additional 9.0 credits including non- major electives) toward the degree total of 20.0 credits (of which no more than 6.0 credits can be at the 100 level).

Exclusions: Students in the Honours BA History (Sussex) LLB Stream may not enroll in the History Research Specialization Option.

Progression Requirements

  1. Progression to Year 2 requires completion of 5.0 credits during Year 1 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 in all History courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 8.00 in all 5.0 credits. All credits taken during Year 1 will be included in the GPA requirements for progression into Year 2. These course and GPA requirements must be achieved by August 31.

  2. To be recommended for application to the Sussex LLB program in year three, students must have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 8.00 (B) over all credits completed over their first three full terms (i.e., minimum 7.5 credits). These course and GPA requirements must be achieved by December 31 of the students' second year.

  3. Refer to the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.

Application to Sussex

  1. Students will apply to Sussex via the standard Sussex application procedures. Students will apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for entry. Students will provide Sussex full application documents, including high school and university transcripts, references (Laurier students will submit references on a standardized reference form), and a personal statement, in line with normal admissions procedures. Sussex will consider applications according to its normal procedures. Students will be guaranteed an offer of a place if they meet the progression requirements described above and where students have achieved Sussex's standard English language entrance requirements, where appropriate.
  2. NOTE: The University of Sussex reserves the right not to provide a guaranteed offer after consideration of any relevant unspent criminal convictions a student may have. Sussex recommends that if students have a conviction, Laurier contact the Admissions Office to discuss this before proceeding further.

  3. Transfer Students into Year 2 (WLU only): In exceptional cases, first-year students outside of the Sussex BA/LLB Program may apply to transfer into the Program. Admission into the Program is at the sole discretion of the Sussex Admissions Committee. Normally, a student's application will not be accepted unless the following non-exhaustive conditions are met:
    • As of May 1 of the applicant's first year, the student has completed 5.0 credits, and;
    • The student's overall GPA is at least 8.00, and at least 7.00 for all courses within the student's major, and;
    • The program at WLU or at Sussex has space for more students, and;
    • The committee believes that the student will succeed in the program, according to any evidence it deems relevant.

Inquiries about a transfer into the Honours BA/LLB program should be made through the Sussex Co-ordinator. Application for transfer into Year 2 of the Honours BA/LLB program should be made by May 1 by submitting a Program Transfer Request Form.