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Step 1: Program Requirements

Remote courses continue to be associated with a campus; don’t restrict your searches to the online campus.

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 view a registration webinar, 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

The courses you will take this year can be found under 2 different campuses:

  • Brantford Campus (course sections designated by "BR")
  • Online Learning (course sections designated by "OC")

In some cases, your required courses listed below will indicate if you must take a course with a section of "BR" or "OC". When searching for your courses on Browse Classes, Visual Schedule Builder, and LORIS, please be sure that you are viewing the section of the course in the specified campus, required by your program.

Note: In the Fall term, courses listed under the Brantford Campus ("BR" sections) will be offered remotely, and not on campus.