Regulations for Combining Honours with Secondary Programs

Honours students may choose to organize their elective courses to meet the requirements for a combined honours program, option or minor in a subject other than the honours discipline(s). Additional courses may have to be taken to fulfill these requirements. General major designations are not available for honours students.

Students combining honours disciplines with secondary programs must meet the following regulations:

  1. All requirements for the combined honours program, option or minor, must be fulfilled. (Refer to specific option requirements and Regulations Governing Minors.)
  2. The student must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 4.5 on all courses of the minor subject. If an option or minor requires a higher GPA, that GPA applies.
  3. An honours student may receive designation for more than one option. An honours student combining their program with a program at the Waterloo Campus, should refer to the Regulations Combining Honours with Secondary Programs within the appropriate faculty for relevant regulations. Note that where a combined program states a 100 level credit limit, the program with the lower limit applies to the combined degree.