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Block Transfer Agreement: General Arts and Science College Diplomas

Graduates from a two-year general Arts and Science diploma program can apply to English within the Faculty of Arts on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. To be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts, graduates must have an overall average of 75% in their program, as well as have achieved a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent.

Transfer students admitted into our English program based on these requirements will be granted 6.0 credits towards their Laurier degree. Students taking a typical full-time course load (5.0 credits per academic year) will take approximately three years to complete their four-year honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

To graduate with your BA in English, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

English Required Courses

  • EN301: Literary Theory
  • 1.0 credit in British Literature (Pre-1800)
  • 1.0 credit in Literature (Post-1800)
  • 1.0 credit in Canadian/American/Postcolonial/World Literature
  • 0.5 credit in Theory/Gender/Genre
  • 1.0 credit at the 400-level (courses subject to change each term)
  • One of:
    • EN107: Literature and Catastrophe
    • EN108: Literature and the Environment
    • EN111: Literature and Crime
    • EN112: Literature and Love
    • EN119: Reading Fiction
    • EN165: Enriched Literary Studies: Elements and Approaches

Note: Of the 10.0 required English credits, a maximum of 1.0 credits may be at the 100-level and a maximum of 1.0 credits may be from Film Studies courses.


8.5 additional credits from any combination of the following:

  • 4.0 – 8.0 elective credits in English at any level*
  • 0.5 – 4.5 elective credits in any discipline at any level*

*Note: A maximum of 6.0 100-level credits (and a maximum of 14.0 English credits) allowed in total, including required courses, electives and transfer credits (typically 3.0 of the transfer credits granted through this agreement are at the 100-level, including EN190).

Pursuing an “In Combination” Degree

Transfer students also have the option of completing a degree in English in combination with another honours BA program. This secondary major can be declared at the end of your first year at Laurier. The details of this combined degree and its unique requirements should be discussed with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Pursuing a Management Option

As a transfer student, you can also apply to add a Management Option (offered by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics) to your honours BA degree. You can apply to this option on your initial application to transfer into Laurier’s Faculty of Arts. Details of this option and its eligibility requirements (including minimum grades for course progression) should be discussed with an academic advisor.

Management Option Required Courses

The Management Option is 4.0 credits total:

  • BU111: Understanding the Business Environment
  • BU127: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BU223: Fundamentals of Finance
  • BU225: Fundamentals of Operations
  • BU352: Introduction to Marketing Management
  • BU354: Human Resources Management
  • 0.5 credit from a list of approved statistics and research courses
  • One of:
    • EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics
    • EC140: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.


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