Regulations Combining Honours with a Secondary Minor/Option
Honours students may choose to organize their elective courses to meet the requirements for a combined honours program, and a maximum of two options/minors in a subject other than the honours discipline(s). Additional courses may have to be taken to fulfill these requirements. All common and program requirements for the secondary program must be fulfilled.
Students combining honours disciplines with secondary programs must meet the following regulations:
- All requirements for the combined honours program, option or minor, must be fulfilled. (Refer to Regulations Governing Minors/Options below.)
- An honours student with a major may receive designation for only two options/minors.
- Note that where a combined program states a 100 level credit limit, the program with the lower limit applies to the combined degree.
- An honours student with a major may receive designation for only one of the Co-operative Education and the Professional Experience Program.
- Minors: Minimum of 3.0 credits, with 2.0+ senior credits required.
- Options: Minimum of 4.0 credits, with 2.0+ senior credits required.
- No fewer than 2.0 credits shall be obtained at Wilfrid Laurier University.
- Must be adjunct to the major; no student may declare a major and a minor in the same discipline.
- Maximum of two minors/options allowed.
- All common and program requirements for the secondary program must be fulfilled.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 is required for a minor. If an option or minor requires a higher GPA, that GPA applies.
- Not available to those in undesignated General BA and General BSc programs.
- Majors, specializations, concentrations and minors (including options) are all printed on an official transcript. Only majors are printed on the degree parchment.
Requirements for specific minors/options are included in the Departments section of the:
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Science, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics - Economics Department and Martin Luther University College.
- Declare a minor/option using LORIS confirmation (March-April) or using a Program Selection Form prior to graduation; the minor may also be declared on the addendum of the Application to Graduate on the student's LORIS account.
Criminology, Community Health, English, French, Geography, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Indigenous Studies, Labour Studies and Career Development, Law and Society, Leadership, North American Studies, Philosophy, Policing, Professional Writing, Psychology, Public History, Religion and Culture, Social and Environmental Justice, Social Innovation, User Experience Design, Youth and Children: Texts and Contexts, and Youth and Children's Studies.
Business Technology Management, International Development, Issue Advocacy, Law, Leadership, Media Studies.
Senate Committee Revisions March 12, 2019: North American Studies minor added; effective September 1, 2019.