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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.

Honours BDes in User Experience Design

The Honours Bachelor of Design (BDes) in User Experience (UX) Design requires 20.0 credits, of which no more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level and at least 9.0 credits in the major must be at the senior level. 

2023-2024 Undergraduate Calendar

2022-2023 Undergraduate Calendar

2021-2022 Undergraduate Calendar

2020-2021 Undergraduate Calendar

2019-2020 Undergraduate Calendar


Yearly Curriculum Flows

Students who wish to have a breakdown of all required courses and electives for their respective years can reference these curriculum flows.

2023-2024 Curriculum Flow Chart

2022-2023 Curriculum Flow Chart

2021-2022 Curriculum Flow Chart

2020-2021 Curriculum Flow Chart

2019-2020 Curriculum Flow Chart



As a full-time program, it is anticipated that students will take four to five courses per term and be able to complete the degree in eight to ten terms, with one additional term for the optional co-op placement (to be completed in the summer following Year 2 or Year 3). 

Co-Op Opportunity

Students who wish to apply for admission to co-op are encouraged to do so at the end of second year and participate in a competitive entry process.

Liberal Arts Co-Op Program 

Minor in User Experience Design

The User Experience Design Minor consists of 3.0 credits of specific User Design courses. Students in Game Design and Development are excluded from completing the UX Minor. They may complete a Specialization in UX. The UX minor is also available in Waterloo.

Required Courses

  • UX100 – Design Thinking I: Foundations
  • UX103 – UX Strategy
  • UX115 – UX Research Methods I
  • UX230 – Interaction Design I
  • UX205 – Information Design
  • UX306 – Design of Immersive Spaces

The following Minor  Courses will be offered as virtual synchronous. Note that these courses are restricted to students who have declared a minor in the User Experience Desing program. To declare the minor and learn more about making changes to your undergraduate program please click here.

  • UX230 – Interaction Design I
  • UX205 – Information Design
  • UX115 – UX Research Methods I
  • UX306 – Design of Immersive Spaces

Refer to Regulations Governing all Minors. For questions, please contact the Academic Program Assistant at