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October 23, 2014
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Program Requirements 08/09

Laurier Brantford offers a wide range of programs including a core program in Contemporary Studies, Education programs, honours programs in Criminology, Health Studies, Health Adminsitration, Human Rights/Human Diversity, Journalism, Law & Society and Leadership. In addition, students can combine their Laurier Brantford honours program with Combination Honours English, History and Psychology (BA, Comprehensive). Students also have available options in Adminstration, Environment and Society, Indigenous Studies and Media and Society as well as a range of arts and science minors.

Students admitted prior to September 2007 also have available a selection of general majors as listed below.

For a complete listing of regulations, please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar ( 

New for 2008/2009

The following programs are beginning at Laurier Brantford in September 2008. Current students looking to transfer into these programs can apply to do so during program confirmation (February - April).

Health Administration (Honours BA) - first expected graduation date: June, 2012
Human Rights/Human Diversity (Honours BA in combination with another honours program) - first expected graduation date: June, 2011
Law and Society (Honours BA) - first expected graduation date: June, 2011


Honours/General  Minor/Option  General Major* (for students admitted prior to Sept 2007)
 Contemporary Studies  Honours    
   Honours Combination    General CT (06/07)
   General CT*     
 Concurrent Education (Major: Contemporary Studies)  Honours - Students admitted Sept 1/08

Honours - Students admitted prior to Sept/07
   General BA (06/07)
 Criminology  Honours  Minor  
   Honours Combination    
 Health Administration  Honours
 Health Studies  Honours   Minor  
   Honours Combination    
 Human Rights/Human Diversity  Honours Combination  Minor  
 Journalism  Honours  Minor   
   Honours Combination    
 Law and Society  Honours  Minor  
   Honours Combination    
 Leadership  Honours Minor   
   Honours Combination    
 Administration    Option  
 Children's Education & Development    Option   
 Communication Studies      General BA (06/07)
 English  Honours Combination   minor   General BA (06/07)
 Environment and Society    Option
 General BA without  Designation (part-time)  General BA without Designation*  
 Geography    minor  General BA (06/07)
 History  Honours Combination   minor   General BA (06/07)
 Indigenous Studies    Option      Minor  
 Media Studies    Option  
 Philosophy    Minor   General BA (06/07)
 Political Science    Minor   
 Public Relations    Option  
 Psychology  Honours Combination BA   Minor   General BA (06/07)
 Religion & Culture    Minor  General BA (06/07)
 Sociology    Minor  General BA (06/07)

Students who were admitted prior to September, 2008 may also complete minors in Anthropology, Global Studies and Women Studies. Please click here for requirements.

*Effective September 2007, the Laurier Brantford will offer only two general degrees:  a BA without a major (available part-time only), and a BA in Contemporary Studies (available only on the Brantford campus). No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with these degrees. Minimum progression and graduation for these three general programs are effective September 2005. Students admitted in September 2007 are not eligible for general degrees with a designation (i.e. General Anthropology, General Psychology etc.)

Students admitted prior to September 2007, who have not allowed an 18-month lapse in course registration and are in good standing in their program/major, may follow the progression regulations that were in effect at the time of their registration in a general major.