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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


General Requirements

  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma at the program-specific minimum, including bonus points.
  • Minimum total score requirement: 24.
  • Passes in at least six subjects, three of which must be HL.
  • Required courses must be at a minimum score of 3 (or higher for some programs).
  • All programs that require a mathematics course require either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL or SL) or Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations (HL). The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Kinesiology programs accept Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation (SL).

Specific Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements by Program

Program

Minimum IB Score

Competitive IB Score

International Baccalaureate Requirements (HL or SL)

Ancient Studies (BA)

26

30

  • English at 3

Anthropology (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3
  • IB Minimum Score: 26

Applied Water Science (BSc)

26

30

  • English at 4
  • Biology at 4
  • Chemistry at 4
  • Mathematics at 4

Archaeology and Heritage Studies (BA) 

26

30

  • English at

Bachelor of Arts and Master's in English, History or Political Science (BA and MA)

29

32

  • English at 4

Biochemistry / Biotechnology (BSc)

26

32

  • English at 3
  • Biology at 3
  • Chemistry at 4
  • Mathematics at 3

Biology (BA)

26

30

  • English at 3
  • Biology at 4 

Biology (BSc), Biology and Mathematics (BSc)

26

32

  • English at 3
  • Biology at 4
  • Chemistry at 3
  • Mathematics at 3

Business Administration (BBA)

33

34

  • English at 4
  • Mathematics at 4

Business Administration (BBA) and Computer Science (BSc) double degree

34

35

  • English at 4
  • Mathematics at 4

Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Computer Science (BCS) (University of Waterloo) double degree 

36

37

  • English at 5
  • Mathematics at 6

Business (BBA) and Financial Math (BA) double degree

34

35

  • English at 4
  • Mathematics at 5

Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Math (BMath) (University of Waterloo) double degree

36

36

  • English at 5
  • Mathematics at 6

Business Technology Management (BBTM)+

28

31

  • English at 4
  • Mathematics at 4

Chemistry (BSc)

26

31

  • English at 3
  • Chemistry at 4
  • Mathematics at 3

Chemistry and Physics (BSc)

26

32

  • English at 4
  • Chemistry at 4
  • Mathematics at 4

Communication Studies (BA)  

26

30

  • English at 3

Community Health (BA)

24

30

  • English at 3

Community Health (BASc)

24

32

  • English at 3
  • Biology at 3
  • Chemistry at 3
  • Mathematics at 3

Computer Science (BA in Combination)

27

30

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3

Computer Science (BSc)

27

32

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • Recommended: Chemistry or Physics at 3

Computer Science and Psychology (BSc)

27

32

  • English and Mathematics at 3
  • Recommended: One of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at 3

Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc)

27

32

  • English and Mathematics at 3
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at 3

Computer Science and Physics (BSc)

27

32

  • English, Mathematics, and one of Chemistry or Physics at 3

Criminology (BA)

24

30

  • English at 3

Cultural Studies (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Data Science (BSc)

30

33

  • English at 4
  • Mathematics at 5

Digital Media and Journalism (BA)

24

30

  • English at 4

Economics (BA), Economics and Accounting (BA), Economics and Financial Management (BA)

31

33

  • English at 4
  • Mathematics at 4

English (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Environmental Science (BSc)

29

32

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • Chemistry at 3
  • Biology at 4

Environmental Studies (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Film Studies (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Financial Mathematics (BA)

26

32

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 4

Financial Mathematics (BSc)

26

33

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 4
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 3

French (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Game Design and Development (BFAA)

24

30

  • English at 4

Geography (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Geography (BSc), Geography and Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Geography (BSc) with Environmental Science Option, Geography and Geomatics (BSc) 

26

33

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • Two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics each at 3

Global Studies (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Health Administration (BA)

24

30

  • English at 3

Health Sciences (BSc)

32

34

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • Chemistry at 3
  • Biology at 3

History (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Honours Science (BSc) 

26

32

  • English, Math, Biology and Chemistry at 3

Human Rights and Human Diversity (BA)

24

30

  • English at 3

Humanities with Leadership Foundations (BA)

26

30

  • English at 3

Indigenous Studies (BA in Combination)

24

30

  • English at 3

International Education Studies (BA)

26

30

  • English at 4

Kinesiology (BKin)

30

33

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • Biology at 4

Languages, French, Spanish (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Law Degree (University of Sussex, UK) and Arts degree (Laurier)

30

32

  • English at 4

Law Degree (University of Sussex, UK) and Science degree (Laurier)

30

32

  • English at 4
  • Biology at 3
  • Chemistry at 3
  • Mathematics at 3

Law and Society (BA)

24

30

  • English at 3

Mathematics (BA)

26

32

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3

Mathematics (BSc), Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc)

27

32

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 3

Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Music (BMus)

26

75%

Community Music (BMus)

26

75%

Music Therapy (BMT) 

N/A

N/A

  • Must be registered in Laurier's Bachelor of Music
  • High standing in music and psychology courses
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Interview with Music Therapy Coordinator
  • Audition 

North American Studies (BA)

26

30

  • English at 3

Philosophy (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Physics (BSc)

26

32

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at 3

Policing (BA in Combination)

24

30

  • English at 3

Political Science (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Psychology,Policing & Psychology, Forensic Psychology (BA)

26

30

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3

Psychology ,Psychology and Neuroscience (BSc)

26

32

  • English at 3
  • Mathematics at 3
  • Biology at 3

Religion and Culture (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Social Work (BSW)

29

32

  • English at 3

Sociology (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Spanish (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

User Experience Design (BDes)

24

30

  • English at 4

Women and Gender Studies (BA) 

26

30

  • English at 3

Youth and Children’s Studies (BA)

24

30

  • English at 3

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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