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Step 1: Program Requirements

Program-specific requirements can be found in MyDegree, or in the official academic calendar. For assistance with course selection, we encourage first year students to attend a Headstart session, and senior students (year 2 and above) to seek academic advising.

Tutorial: MyDegree Tool

First Year Program Requirements 

Each program at Laurier has a specific curriculum, listed by faculty below. If you are unsure of which Faculty you belong to, refer to our list of programs by faculty.

Note: If there is any discrepancy between the requirements listed here and the requirements in the academic calendar, the calendar is the official version. Program requirements are subject to change so we encourage you to check back often.

Choosing Your Course Load

To earn an Honours Degree, you will need to complete 20.0 credits:

0.5 credit: Normally conducted over 1 semester 
1.0 credit: Normally conducted over 2 semesters

If you are studying part-time, you can take up to 1.5 credits per term. Full-time status is given to students who take 2.0 or 2.5 credits per term.

If you select 2.5 credits in the fall term and 2.5 credits in the winter term, you can complete an Honours Degree in 4 years.

Waterloo Campus

Brantford Campus

Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 year 1 program requirements will be uploaded in the coming weeks. Please check back frequently.