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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 Studies

The Honours BA in Communication Studies consists of 20 credits (40 courses), including 10 credits (20 courses) in Communication Studies.  The Combined Honours BA consists of 20 credits, including 7.0 credits (14 courses) in Communication Studies. Students can also choose to complete one of six Concentrations as part of their degree. These are: media and communication history; media and cultural theory; visual communication; global communication; cultural and creative industries; digital media studies. Click here for checklists:  Honours BA Communication Studies or Honours BA Communication Studies in Combination with another Honours BA Program

Cultural Studies

The Combined Honours BA in Cultural Studies consists of 20 credits (40 courses), including 7.0 credits (14 courses) in Cultural Studies. A curriculum checklist can be found here.

Progression Requirements

Communication Studies

In order to register in Year 2 of honours Communication Studies, you need to have a 6.0 (C+) in each of CS100 and CS101 and an overall GPA of 4.0 (C-). The CR grade will not be accepted; a grade of CR in either CS100 or CS101 will lead to removal from the Communication Studies program.

For Year 3 and Year 4, students 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, your overall GPA is calculated using all courses your have taken.

Students seeking transfer into the program beyond Year 2 will also need an overall GPA of 9.0 (B+).

Cultural Studies

In order to register in honours Cultural Studies, you need to be registered in another Honours BA program, have completed at least one of KS100 or KS101, have major and overall GPAs of 4.0 (C-) or higher.  Your major GPA is calculated using the grades for any course listed in the Honours Cultural Studies program that you have taken.