Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

Residence Requirements for a Degree

For a general degree, all students admitted prior to September 2007 and following the general degree program requirements with a major, including those transferring from another university, must complete at this university a minimum of 5.0 senior credits (or equivalent) including at least 75 percent of the minimum number of senior courses in the major.

Effective September 1, 2005, for a general degree with no major, all students, including those transferring from another university, must complete at this university a minimum of 5.0 senior credits (or equivalent) for the general degree with no major.

For an honours degree, all students, including those transferring from another university, must complete at this university a minimum of 10.0 credits (or equivalent) including at least 5.0 senior credits (or equivalent) in the honours discipline. This regulation applies to a student seeking their first degree. Students seeking a second degree should consult the upcoming section Additional Undergraduate Degree Requirements. Individual departments may require that students complete specific courses and/or years at this university. Exceptions to these regulations must be approved by the dean of the faculty offering the honours degree.

Credits earned by students who spend a year on an exchange program abroad in a program approved by Wilfrid Laurier University, will be considered as Laurier credits for purposes of residence requirements.