Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BSc Photonics

The aim of the program is to develop a strong understanding of the theory and application of photonics, with specific emphasis on data communications and networks, and with practical hands-on exposure to optics, fibre optics, and lasers. The program consists of 20.0 credits, of which no more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level. The program must include at least 9.0 and no more than 11.0 senior Physics credits. The electives must include at least 0.5 senior credit in Physics.

Additional Information
Schedule and Required Courses

The following schedule incorporates all program requirements:

Honours BSc Photonics
Year of Program Fall Term Winter Term
1 CP104
MA110* (or MA103)
0.5 elective credit
CP114, CP120/PC120
MA110*, MA121
0.5 elective credit if MA103 taken
2 CP200°/PC200°, PC212
MA201, MA205
0.5 elective credit
PC221, PC235, PC237, PC242
3 CP300°/PC300°, PC321, PC344, PC364, PC481
0.5 elective credit
PC331, PC360, PC454
1.0 elective credit
4 CP315/PC315, PC482
1.5 elective credits
PC421, PC474
1.5 elective credits


  1. Progression requirements will be based on grade point averages (GPAs) obtained from all courses taken and will be calculated on a cumulative basis. For progression and graduation, the requirement will be a cumulative GPA of 4.00 in Physics and a minimum overall GPA of 4.00.
  2. Candidates who have passed all courses of the final year, but have failed to obtain the requisite average for an honours degree, may elect to receive a general BSc degree.