Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2006/2007
Canadian Excellence

Alternate Graduation Option for Honours Students

Effective September 2005, at the end of Year 4 in a BA or BSc honours program (including Economics), students who are registered in an honours program, meet all progression requirements and successfully complete all credits of that program, but who cannot graduate from that honours program because their GPA is insufficient, have the option of receiving a general degree that notes an area of specialization in the subject area(s) of their honours programs. The grade point average and other relevant graduation requirements for a general degree must be met. (Note: honours degrees will not recognize unsuccessful attempts at honours subjects taken in combination: students in a combined honours program who are unsuccessful in meeting the GPA requirements of one of their honours subjects do not have the option of receiving a degree which certifies completion of a single honours subject and a "general-level" area of specialization.)