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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.

Academic Advising

Arts Advising

Students who:

  • wish to transfer or change programs
  • are in first year
  • are undeclared or in the general Arts (no major) programs
should seek advising from Arts advisors. For more information on Arts Advising, visit the Arts Advising page.

Women and Gender Studies Advising

Dr. Andrea Brown is the Advisor for senior WGS students, beginning July 1.
July-August 2023 advising hours are on Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.

Request an appointment by sending an email (using your Laurier email account) to You must include:

  • name, student ID number
  • reason for the appointment
  • preferred appointment day and time within advising hours

We will reply with your meeting date, time and meeting ID.

Program requirements

Honours BA Women and Gender Studies in Combination with another Honours BA Program
Women and Gender Studies Minor

Registration for 2023/24

Registration Date and Time Ticket

Registration dates and times for students are set by Enrolment Services. To confirm your registration date and time ticket, please see the information posted by Enrolment Services.

Restrictions on WS courses

In-person courses and sections are open to all majors for registration. Online courses and sections are restricted to WS majors until July 6.

Restrictions on WS Elective Courses

CS: major restriction waived for CS322 (Gender, Communication and Culture)
EN: major restriction waived for EN/FS courses that are listed in the Women and Gender Studies Approved Courses
PO: major restriction waived for PO498Y (Feminist Foreign Policy)


For more detailed instructions please see the information posted on wait lists.
Keep in mind that the waitlist should be considered a "wish list" as registration is not guaranteed to students on waitlists. Make sure you are registered for your required courses; you could drop courses later once you get into the section you want.