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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.


Communication and Cultural Studies Undergraduate Program Advisor

  • Jade Miller
  • Office: DAWB 3-151
  • T: 519.884.1970 x4416
  • E:
  • Advising hours for July-August (by appointment):
    • by phone: Thursdays 12:30-1:30p.m.
    • in-office: Thursdays 1:30-2:30p.m.

Request an appointment by sending an email (using your Laurier email account) to (or telephone 519.884.1970, x2806 or x4230) indicating your:

  • name
  • ID number
  • reason for the appointment
  • preferred appointment time within advising hours

Communication Studies Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Alexandra Boutros
  • Office: DAWB 2-130
  • T: 519.884.1970 x2917
  • E:

Progression Requirements

The Department of Communication Studies has two specific grade point requirements. First, in order to register in Year 2 of honours Communication Studies, you need to have a GPA of 6.0 (C+) in CS100 and CS101 and an overall GPA of 5.0 (C). Second, in order to register for CS203 and CS235, you need to have a minimum 5.0 (C) in CS100 and a minimum 5.0 (C) in CS101. For Year 3 and Year 4, students seeking entry into the program must also have a major GPA of 6.0 (C+). Your major GPA is calculated using every Communication Studies (CS) core and elective course that you have taken.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Program