Program News

New Programs

Law Degree (LLB at University of Sussex, UK) and Arts Degree (BA at Laurier)

Laurier signed an agreement to affiliate with 1 of the world’s top 100 educational institutions to offer students an opportunity to earn a Laurier Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a law degree (LLB) from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK), in 6 years. New for 2020, you can complete this program with a BA in Philosophy or Political Science. Learn more about the new BA/LLB program

International Education Studies (BA)

The first of its kind in Canada, this collaborative program is your pathway to teach in international schools or pursue education-related work in international development. Take courses from the Faculty of Education and Department of Global Studies to gain global awareness and intercultural understandings. Develop abilities in teaching methods and learn how to approach international education.

As part of the program, you can choose to complete a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate from Conestoga College, making you certified to teach English to newcomers in Canada or a foreign country. You can also choose to complete the internationally recognized International Teaching Certificate (ITC) from Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS).

Learn more about the International Education Studies (BA) program.

Honours Science (BSc)

Are you passionate about science, but unsure of what discipline to major in? You have the freedom to discover your own path in this broad-based science program.

Define and pursue your interests across a variety of scientific disciplines, before committing to a major. Or you can decide not to major at all and take courses from all aspects of science and graduate with a broad-based science degree. Either way, be prepared for future studies in professional or academic science-related fields.

You have the flexibility to choose courses that interest you – take advantage of Laurier’s extensive and diverse science course offerings. Tailor your degree to your career aspirations and post-graduation plans. Take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, statistics and/or psychology, all while developing research, analytical and technical skills.

Learn more about the Honours Science (BSc) program.

Computer Science & Physics (BSc)

The study of computer science includes the fundamentals of programming, algorithm design and computation. It is also the study of applications, ranging from internet computing and writing apps for mobile computing to applied cryptography and quantum computing. Learn about data management and analysis, gaining a fundamental understanding of big data and its use within industry. 

In the Computer Science & Physics program, you have a unique opportunity to obtain practical computer programming skills and at the same time, gain knowledge of modern physics. As a graduate of this combined program, you will be well-positioned to seize developing opportunities in the technology sector.

Integrated Musical Arts – Bachelor of Music (BMus) Concentration

Integrated Musical Arts (IMA) is designed for musicians who want to enter the music profession in production, performance, composition or song-writing after graduation. IMA focuses on experiential, project-centred learning and was created with the understanding that musicians must be versatile and competent in multiple musical disciplines in order to have a successful career. Each student is required to complete 3 self-directed final projects in creation, production or performance.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Data Science

We live in a big data era. Technological advances have created unprecedented amounts of information about our world. Big data is changing the ways we work and how we’ll decide what to do next.

The first undergraduate degree of its kind in Canada, our Data Science program addresses the data-related needs of modern business and industry. You’ll study mathematics, statistics, computing technologies and methods, and data analytics. You can choose to concentrate in Financial Risk Analysis or Big Data. 

As a data scientist, you can find work in medicine, marketing, insurance, finance, human resources, health care, government and more.

Management Option – Direct Entry 

While you complete your degree in arts, economics, science or music at the Waterloo campus, our Management Option will provide you with an understanding of the core principles of the business world, including accounting, marketing, human resources, operations, policy and finance.

You can apply directly to your program with the Management Option to begin courses for the option in your first year.

Program Changes

Martin Luther University College

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, which is federated with Wilfrid Laurier University, is now called Martin Luther University College. Its entire building – including classrooms and common spaces – underwent a $9 million overhaul in 2018.

Bachelor of Music (BMus) Concentration: History, Theory and Critical Analysis

Our Music History and Music Theory concentrations have been combined into a single concentration: BMus in History, Theory and Critical Analysis. 

The Music History, Theory, and Critical Analysis concentration allows students to emphasize the academic and research-oriented courses in music. It serves as excellent preparation for graduate work in musicology, music theory, library science, or other allied disciplines for which a strong foundation of academic courses, research and analysis skills are important.

Psychology & Neuroscience (BSc)

Students can now pursue our Bachelor of Science in Psychology and choose our new Neuroscience stream through Laurier's Faculty of Science. 

Neuroscience examines the structures, functions and workings of the brain and nervous system and its interaction with our bodies and the environment. The BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience offers a strong foundation in both psychology and the exploding field of neuroscience, along with knowledge of the biology and genetics of behaviour.