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Step 1: Check Your Program Requirements

How to Find Your Program Requirements

Program-specific requirements can be found in MyDegree for undergraduate students who started at Laurier in fall 2016 or later, or in the official academic calendar. The university grading system can be found in the official academic calendar. If there is any discrepancy between the requirements listed in MyDegree and the requirements in the academic calendar, the calendar is the official version.

Choosing Electives

You need a certain number of credits to obtain your degree (20 for most undergraduate degrees), but only some of those credits are mandatory for completing your program of study or major. You will round out your course selection by choosing electives – courses you take purely out of interest. You can even take elective courses from faculties outside your own, if they're available.

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Registration

  • June 4-7: Registration webinars.
  • June 11 at 10 a.m.: Registration opens for first-year students.
  • June 25: Registration opens for senior students. First-year students should register by this date for best course selection.
  • July 16: Last day to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration fee.
  • Late July: Entrance scholarships are finalized.
  • Sept. 3-8: Orientation week.
  • Sept. 6: Fall term classes begin.

Majors, Minors and Options

Your major is the subject you are primarily studying at Laurier. In most cases, you are automatically placed in the subject major you chose when you applied to Laurier through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre.

A minor is a secondary area of concentration requiring at least 3.0 credits in a subject different from your program major. Many programs at Laurier can be taken as minors. We also offer a number of specialty minors.

An option is an enhanced minor, requiring anywhere from 4.0 to 5.0 credits.

Many programs have enough "elective space" to take another major, minor or option, but some programs do not. Speak with an advisor or consult the academic calendar to learn about the requirements for combined-majors, minors and options.

Cooperative Education

Co-op information sessions for honours students in Arts, Business, Economics and Science are held during the winter term. You can apply online for admission to co-op beginning in March of your first year and until the second Monday of classes in September of your second year.