Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
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Programs of Study Degree Specific Requirements - Fall 2005

APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT AN ACADEMIC RECORD THAT CONSISTS OF COURSES FROM BOTH THE OAC AND GRADE 12U AND GRADE 12M LEVEL CURRICULUM WILL BE CONSIDERED EQUALLY.

Applicants are required to present a total of SIX Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M, or OAC level courses, including the required credits noted for a program. The Administration Option is available for all Honours BA or Honours BSc programs and is indicated at the time of registration.

Note: Science applicants who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration.

Laurier BRANTFORD Campus, BRANTFORD, Ontario
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or General Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Contemporary Studies
This program may be combined with other majors/options/minors in:
Anthropology, Children's Education & Development Option (CED), Communication Studies, English, Geography, Global Studies, History, Human Rights/Human Diversity, Indigenous Studies, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion & Culture, Sociology and Women's Studies.
Grade 12U English at 60 percent.

Psychology majors: Must have one of MCF3M, MCR3U or MCB4U or a Grade 12U mathematics at a minimum of 60 percent.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology Grade 12U English at 60 percent
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Organizational Leadership Grade 12U English at 60 percent.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism Grade 12U English at 75 percent.
Laurier/Nipissing Concurrent Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (BA/BEd)
BA available as an Honours or a General Degree
Major: Contemporary Studies
Primary/Junior Division
Junior/Intermediate Division
This program may be combined with other majors or minors in:
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, English, Geography, Global Studies, History, Human Rights/Human Diversity, Indigenous Studies, Journalism, Organizational Leadership, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion & Culture, Sociology and Women's Studies.
Grade 12U English at 70 percent and one Grade 12U Mathematics at 60 percent, Teaching Evaluation Package.

Psychology majors: Must have one of MCF3M, MCR3U or MCB4U or a grade 12U mathematics at a minimum of 60 percent.

Laurier Brantford/Mohawk College Degree Completion Programs (Two by Four)
Students have an opportunity to combine their university program at Laurier Brantford with occupational and professional programs available at Mohawk College. Students in the programs earn two credentials in four years of study a Laurier General Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Mohawk College certificate or diploma. Students interested in completing one of these programs should apply in the normal manner to be considered for admission at either institution.

Program Name
General Bachelor of Arts (BA), Contemporary Studies

Second Majors Available:

Anthropology, Communication Studies, Children's Education and Development Option, English, Geography, Global Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology.

Psychology (prerequisite one of MCF3M, MCR3U, MAT4A, MCA0A, MCB4U or a grade 12U mathematics at a minimum of 60 percent).
Two Plus Two Programs: Students complete two years of study at Laurier Brantford and two years of study in one of the following programs at Mohawk College:
-Business - Accounting
-Graphic Arts Electronic Pre-Press
-Graphic Design
-Law and Security Administration
-Marketing
-Native Community Care
-Police Foundations
Students must complete two years at one of the two institutions, before applying for admission to the other institution.

Note: To be admissible, students must complete their initial program with an average of B or higher. *Some majors have prerequisite requirements.

Three Plus One Programs: Students complete a Laurier General Bachelor of Arts (BA) and proceed, on application, to one of the following one-year Mohawk programs:
-Human Resources Management
-International Business
-Small Business Management

Note: To be admissible, students must complete the Laurier BA with an average of B or higher. *Some majors have prerequisite requirements.
Laurier WATERLOO Campus, WATERLOO, Ontario
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Majors:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Global Studies, History, Languages, Mediterranean Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish.
Must be combined with another Honours program: Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Greek, Latin, Medieval Studies, and Women's Studies.
Grade 12U English at 60 percent.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Philosophy, Political Science and Economics Grade 12U English at 60 percent and Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent.
Recommended: One additional Mathematics course (Geometry and Discrete Mathematics or Math of Data Management).
General Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Majors:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Business French, Business Spanish, Canadian Studies, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, Economics, English, French, Geography, Global Studies, Greek, History, Latin, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish, Women's Studies.
Cultural Studies and Film Studies available as a second major only.
Grade 12U English at 60 percent.

Note for Students admitted beginning September 2007: The general BA degree will not have a major.
Honours/General Bachelor of Arts (BA) Biology
General BA Biology must be combined with another major.
Grade 12U English at 60 percent and Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent.

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Financial Mathematics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Mathematics, or Math of Data Management. A combined average on the Mathematics courses of 80 percent.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Kinesiology and Physical Education Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, one of Grade 11M Functions, Grade 11U Functions and Relations or a Grade 12U Mathematics at 60 percent.

Recommended: Grade 12U Exercise Science.
Honours/General Bachelor of Arts (BA) Mathematics Grade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management at 60 percent.
Honours/General Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology Grade 12U English and one of Grade 11M Functions, Grade 11U Functions and Relations, or a Grade 12U Mathematics at 60 percent.
General Bachelor of Arts (BA) Computer Science Grade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus each at 60 percent.
BUSINESS and ECONOMICS DEGREE PROGRAMS
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent.

Recommended: One additional Mathematics course (Geometry & Discrete Math or Math of Data Management).

Note: Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program is only available on a Full-Time basis.
Honours Bachelor of Business and Chemistry (BBSc) Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent.
A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing and Computer Electronics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, and one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry. or Grade 12U Physics, each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.

Eligible for direct entry into co-op program.
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, one of Grade 12U Physics, Grade 12U Biology, or Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.

Eligible for direct entry into Co-op program.
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (WLU) and Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) (University of Waterloo) Joint Program Grade 12U English at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Mathematics, each at 85 percent.

Note: Applicants must meet the admission criteria for both Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics, or Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Accounting, or
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Administration, or
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Financial Management, or
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Combination with another Honours program
Grade 12U English at 60 percent and Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent.

Recommended: One additional Mathematics course (Geometry & Discrete Mathematics or Math of Data Management).
MUSIC DEGREE PROGRAMS
Honours Bachelor of Music (BMus) Grade 12U English at 60 percent.

For all prospective BMus students: Grade II Conservatory theory or its equivalent. Student must meet the Faculty of Music requirements in piano proficiency (approximately equivalent to grade VI) before being admitted to second year of the degree program.

For prospective piano and organ students: a minimum level of grade IX conservatory level piano or its equivalent.

For prospective students in voice or instruments other than organ or piano: there is no required grade, although grade VIII conservatory-level may be taken as a guide to the minimum required.

All prospective students must have an audition-interview with the Faculty of Music, to be arranged by appointment by April 1; the audition is valid for one year only. Applicants are required to perform two compositions (pianists: four compositions) in contrasting styles in their own performance medium, to sight-read, and to write a theory placement test. For specific requirements, consult the Faculty of Music. Late applicants will be considered if space permits.
Honours (BMusTh) Bachelor of Music Therapy Selections for admission to the BMusTh program are made by the Faculty of Music Admissions Committee at the conclusion of the second year of the Honours Music program. Students planning to complete a BMusTh degree should apply for entry to the BMus program and select courses in the first and second year in accordance with guidelines offered by the Faculty of Music. (Refer to Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy in the Faculty of Music chapter for additional details.)
SCIENCE (BSc) DEGREE PROGRAMS
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Chemistry, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Physical Geography, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Psychology
Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Math, Grade 12U Math of Data Management, or Grade 12U Physics.

Biology is also available with an Environmental Science Option.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biochemistry/Biotechnology Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Chemistry at 75 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and Grade 12U Biology, each at a minimum final grade of 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 75 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, and Grade 12U Chemistry, each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Math of Data Management, or Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math.

Chemistry is also available with an Environmental Science Option.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry and Mathematics Grade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Chemistry; one of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12M Science courses.

Also available with an Environmental Science Option.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Chemistry, Grade 12U Biology, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing and Computer Electronics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, and one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12M Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography, or Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography with Environmental Science Option Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; two of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Financial Mathematics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, and one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Mathematics or Mathematics of Data Management; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics at 60 percent.

A combined average on the Mathematics courses of 80 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Kinesiology and Physical Education Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Chemistry or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management; Grade 12U Exercise Science.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Mathematics; Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc) Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Mathematics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, and Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry; one of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.

Also available with an Environmental Science Option.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Photonics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, one of Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 70 percent.

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Psychology Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Biology each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Note for Students admitted beginning September 2007: The general BSc degree will not have a major.
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent.

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math, Grade 12U Math of Data Management, or Grade 12U Physics.
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent.

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math, or Grade 12U Math of Data Management.
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Mathematics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physical Geography Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Math; two of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physics Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; two of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Psychology Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Biology each at 60 percent.
Honours Bachelor of Chemistry and Business Administration (BBSc) Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing and Computer Electronics, with Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, and one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.

Eligible for direct entry into Co-op program.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science, with Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, one of Grade 12U Physics, Grade 12U Biology, or Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent.

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses.

Eligible for direct entry into Co-op program.