Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Spring/Summer 2013
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Residence Requirements for a Degree

Honours Degree

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.

General BA/BSc Degree without Designation

For a general degree without designation, all students, including those transferring from another university, must complete at this university a minimum of 5.0 senior credits (or equivalent).

  • In addition to this regulation for the Faculty of Arts General BA: at least 8.0 credits must be taken in the Faculty of Arts (may include credits taken elsewhere that are deemed equivalent by the University).
  • In addition to this regulation for the Faculty of Science General BA: at least 8.0 credits from the Faculty of Science.

General BA Degree Contemporary Studies

For a General BA Contemporary Studies degree (available only at the Brantford Campus), all students, including those transferring from another university, must complete at this university a minimum of 5.0 senior credits (or equivalent) including at least 3.0 senior credits in Contemporary Studies.

Management Option

At least 4.0 of the 5.0 credits in the option must be completed at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Minor

The minimum requirement for a minor consists of 3.0 credits, no fewer than 2.0 of which shall be senior credits and no fewer than 2.0 of which shall be obtained at Wilfrid Laurier University. Refer to Regulations Governing Minors in each faculty chapter.

Diploma in Criminology

Brantford students must complete a minimum of 6.0 credits at Wilfrid Laurier University after admission to the program.

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Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Courses taken on a Letter of Permission at another university, or cross-registered at the University of Waterloo, or granted transfer credit upon admission do not meet residence requirements.