Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
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Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2015/2016




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J Bell
email: jbell@wlu.ca
phone: 6350

 

Ontario Secondary School Applicants - 2015 Program Specific Requirements

A minimum of six 4U and/or 4M (U/C) courses are required for admission. Laurier will use the top six grades from these courses when calculating the admission average, unless otherwise noted. The following course requirements are listed according to the New Ontario Curriculum.

NOTE: 4U English must be at a minimum of 60 percent for all programs at Laurier unless otherwise specified. Applicants must also meet program-specific requirements; all required courses, listed below, must be at a minimum of 60 percent unless otherwise specified.

All programs have a minimum final overall average of 70.0% unless otherwise stated (as some may require higher final averages). This is outlined on the Offer of Admission.

** Due to the overlap in curriculum, if all three of MCB4U, MHF4U and MCV4U are taken, only the best two courses will be used for admission average calculations. 

Programs Available at Laurier Brantford Campus

Grade 12 Course Requirements

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights & Human Diversity, Law & Society, Society, Culture & Environment, Youth & Children's Studies

The following specialization must be combined with another honours program: Indigenous Studies

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Digital Media & Journalism One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 75%

Honours Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts (BFAA)  Game Design & Development

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%


Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science (BASc) Public Health

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%; MHF4U, SBI4U, SCH4U each at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)  Psychology


 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%
 one of MCR3U, MCF3M, or a 4U Math at 60%

English calculated in admission average

Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management (BBTM)

 One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%; MHF4U or MCV4U at 70%

Honours Bachelor of Policing
Ongoing, full-time employment as a police officer for a minimum of one year (up to and including the day classes begin)
 Honours Bachelor of Social Work
One of ENG4U, ETS4U, or EWC4U at 60%

Programs Available at Laurier Waterloo Campus

Grade 12 Course Requirements

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Christian Studies & Global Citizenship

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Specializations available: Ancient Studies, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Archaeology & Heritage Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion & Culture, Sociology and Spanish

The following specializations must be combined with another honours program:  Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval Studies, North American Studies and Women and Gender Studies

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) + Master of Arts (MA): English, History and Political Science

ENG4U at 75%


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA); Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc); Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics; Honours Bachelor of Music (BMus) programs combined with the Management Option
You must meet the admission requirements for your program of interest and have an incoming average of mid-80s.
Honours Bachelor of Arts Biology (BA)

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%
SBI4U at 70%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology, or 
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Chemistry, or Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Mathematics, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Psychology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, SBI4U at 70%, MHF4U at 60%, SCH4Uat 60%

Biology and Mathematics also requires MHF4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average




Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biochemistry/Biotechnology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, SCH4U at 75%, MHF4U at 60%, SBI4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)


One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%,  MHF4U at 70%, one of MCV4U or MDM4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science

Automatically eligible to participate in co-op

One of ENG4U, ETS4U, or EWC4U at 70%, MHF4U at 75%, MCV4U at 75%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admissions average

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Financial Mathematics

Automatically eligible for participate in co-op

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 70%, MHF4U at 80%, and MCV4U at 80%.

Prerequisite courses calculated in admission average


 

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier); and Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) (University of Waterloo) joint program.

Co-op required, automatic entry.

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 75%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 85%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admissions average

Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier and University of Waterloo


 

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier); and Honours Computer Science (BCS) (University of Waterloo) joint program.

Co-op required, automatic entry.

One of ENG4U, EWC4U or ETS4U at 75%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 85%

Pre-requisite courses calculated in admission average.

Must meet admission requirements for both Laurier and University of Waterloo


 

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, SCH4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

 

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry and Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U, MCV4U and SCH4U each at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing & Computer Electronics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, one of MCV4U, SCH4U or SPH4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

 

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science and Psychology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60% and one of MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U or SBI4U at 60%.

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Computer Science

* Must be combined with another Arts program specialization

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Applied Economics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics;
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Accounting;
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Financial Management

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 70%, one of MCV4U or MDM4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average


Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Financial Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U, each at 75%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Financial Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U, each at 75%, one of SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Physical Geography

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, SBI4U at 70%, SCH4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography and Geomatics

Honours Bachelor Science (BSc) Geography and Environmental Science Option

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, two of SBI4U, SCH4U and SPH4U each at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Health Sciences


One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U, SBI4U and SCH4U each at 60%.

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of (BKin) Kinesiology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, SBI4U at 70%, one of MCR3U or MCF3M or any 4U math at 60%

Biology and English are calculated in admission average

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Mathematics;
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science and Mathematics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U and MCV4U each at 60%, one of SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Music (BMus)

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, RCM Advanced Rudiments or equivalent, Interview Required

Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT)

Must be registered in Laurier's Bachelor of Music program

Complete MU158 Introduction to Music Therapy

High standing in Laurier music and psychology courses

Strong interpersonal skills

Interview with Music Therapy Coordinator

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physics

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, two of MCV4U, SCH4U or SPH4U, each at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, one of MCF3M or MCR3U or any 4U math at 60%

English calculated in admission average

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Psychology

One of ENG4U, ETS4U or EWC4U at 60%, MHF4U at 60%, SBI4U each at 60%

Prerequisite courses will be included in the admission average