Wilfrid Laurier University has established working partnerships with a select group of highly esteemed national and international postsecondary institutions. Laurier's partnerships thrive on aligned goals and an acknowledgment of the importance in creating collaborative program curricula to ensure learning outcomes are on the leading edge of disciplinary practices.
We invite you to explore the advantages of our innovative partnerships with:
Laurier has established a working partnership with Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning to deliver an innovative learning experience. The Laurier-Conestoga joint programs provide a unique educational advantage that combines theoretical knowledge with applied skills to maximize student success through improved and customizable career preparation.
The following partnerships allow you to earn both a bachelor's degree from Laurier and a graduate certificate* from Conestoga in only four years. All courses are taught on Laurier's Brantford campus.
*Excludes Game Design and Development, which has Conestoga College courses integrated into the program instead of a graduate certificate.
On Laurier's Waterloo campus, students in the Biochemistry/Biotechnology program have the opportunity to complete a one-year Biotechnology Technician diploma at Conestoga College after completing their undergraduate degree, a pairing that would normally take six years to complete.
Successful completion of the community-based, University Consortium Year 1 program at Six Nations Polytechnic (Ohsweken or Brantford campus) provides the foundation for students to be eligible for admission into the second year of Laurier's general Bachelor of Arts degree program (Waterloo or Brantford campus).
Our partnership offers students the opportunity to complete the first year of a Bachelor of Arts degree within the Six Nations community. Courses taken during the Consortium program at Six Nations Polytechnic are eligible for transfer credits towards a Laurier degree.
To take part in this partnership, apply to Laurier as a transfer student.
Laurier has established a working partnership with the University of Sussex to deliver an international learning experience that is one of the first of its kind for a Canadian university. Laurier's commitment to justice and global engagement is enhanced by a partnership that encourages students to merge their career choice with an opportunity to study abroad and immerse themselves in an international cultural experience.
Our partnership allows you to earn a bachelor's degree from Laurier and a law degree from the University of Sussex in only six years. In your final year of study, Laurier’s targeted student and staff support services will position you to successfully write the national accreditation exams leading to legal practice in Canada, or begin a rewarding career in a number of other law-related fields.
Student satisfaction is a shared institutional priority that supports Laurier's working partnership with the University of Waterloo. The success of our partnership is achieved through a harmonious program curriculum and is complemented by a close institutional proximity that supports social integration and fosters an inclusive culture.
Our partnership allows you to earn two bachelor's degrees from both Laurier and the University of Waterloo in only five years while taking courses at both universities.
Laurier recognizes the importance for graduates entering the film and television industry to possess a balanced portfolio of in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience. The combination of our institutional strengths offers a curriculum that enables students to achieve academic excellence and career satisfaction.
Our partnership allows you to earn both a bachelor's degree from Laurier and a diploma from the Vancouver Film School in only four years. You will spend your third year at the Vancouver Film School and return to Laurier for your final year.
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