University of Waterloo – Renison University College

Special Characteristics

  • All students co-registered with Renison University College are working towards a reputable University of Waterloo degree, but benefit from being a part of a smaller community on Waterloo's main campus.
  • Students in Honours Arts (co-op or regular), Honours Arts and Business (co-op or regular), and Social Development Studies (SDS) can co-register with Renison.
  • Programs housed at Renison include Social Development Studies (BA), Bachelor of Social Work (requires a Bachelor of Arts for admission), and the Master of Social Work. Additionally, Renison offers courses and minors in Applied Language Studies, East Asian Studies, Studies in Islam, and Religious Studies. Check out Renison's academic programs for more information.
  • At Renison, you'll take courses in smaller classrooms. You will be in classes of 50 students or fewer. A smaller class means more participation, interaction and engagement.
  • At Renison, we are committed to your academic success. You will be supported in your transition to university by our SDS Buddies, peer leaders, academic advisors and professors.