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Women's Studies

Students interested in the Women's Studies Three-Year GeneralProgram will ordinarily be admitted at the beginning of Year Two. Admission will be based on academic performance in at least ten term courses in Year One including at least one course listed as a Women's Studies Approved course.

Application for admission to the program is usually made at the time of preregistration for Year Two or after completion of ten term courses. Criteria for admission will normally include an overall Year One average of at least 65% and an average of at least 70% in Women's Studies Approved courses.

Because of the limitations on resources, however, the student's fulfillment of minimum entrance requirements may not guarantee admission to the Women's Studies Three-Year Major. Decisions on admission will be based upon a consideration of academic record and other relevant experience.

Three-Year General Women's Studies

Eligibility for graduation in the Three-Year General Women's Studies program includes fulfillment of the following requirements.

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and an overall average of at least 65% in Women's Studies and Women's Studies Approved courses.
  2. 14 required courses including:
  3. 16 elective courses to be chosen in consultation with advisors.


  1. It is strongly recommended that students take both ENGL 108E and HIST 215.
  2. W S 365 or 475 may count as social science, humanities or cross-cultural content courses, according to the subject matter, with the approval of the Director.
  3. If SPAN 387 is counted as both a RHumanitiesS and RCross-Cultural ContentS course, one additional Women's Studies Approved Course must be taken.
  4. Students may substitute courses from Wilfrid Laurier University which are listed in the Calendar as equivalent courses to UW courses. They may also use Wilfrid Laurier courses from the Approved List of Women's Studies courses as "humanities", "social science", and "cross-cultural content" courses as follows:
    • WLU Humanities Courses: CL 218, EN 225, 226, 325, FI 310, 311, HI 325, 326, PY 233, RE 103, 224, 346, 348, 372, WS 201;
    • WLU Social Science Courses: SL 201, 202, 302, SY 201, 204, 233, 234, 403, 452t;
    • WLU Cross-Cultural Content Courses: AN 221, EN 325, SY 338.

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