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Block Transfer Agreement: General Arts and Science College Diplomas

Graduates from a two-year general Arts and Science diploma program can apply to Ancient Studies within the Faculty of Arts on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. To be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts, graduates must have an overall average of 75% in their program, as well as have achieved a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent.

Transfer students admitted into our Ancient Studies program based on these requirements will be granted 6.0 credits towards their Laurier degree. Students taking a typical full-time course load (5.0 credits per academic year) will take approximately three years to complete their four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts degree.

To graduate with your Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Ancient Studies, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

Required Ancient Studies Courses

  • HI448: Reading Seminar on the Ancient World (1.0 credit course)
  • HI498: Research Seminar on the Ancient World (1.0 credit course)

Two of:

  • AR104: Greece: Minotaur to Alexander
  • AR105: Ancient Rome: Not Just Caesar
  • HI121: Ancient History in a Global Context
  • HI131: Ancient Heroes: Story and Tradition

Ancient Studies Electives

7.0 additional Ancient Studies credits as follows:

  • 3.0 – 4.0 Ancient Studies credits at the 200-level. Sample courses include:
    • AR216: Blood, Sweet and Sport: The Archaeology of Athletics
    • HI237: Vikings!
    • HI289: Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World
    • RE250: Buddhist Paths: Emergence and Development
  • 3.0 – 4.0 Ancient Studies credits at the 300-level. Sample courses include:
    • AR332: Children in the Ancient World
    • HI385: Food and Drink in Ancient Mediterranean Society
    • HI391: Waking the Dead: Voices from the Near East
    • RE344: Apocalypticism
  • Up to 1.0 credit from studies in ancient languages (at any level)

Interdisciplinary Electives

  • 0.0 – 3.0 additional credits in Ancient Studies at any level*
  • 1.0 – 4.0 additional credits in any other discipline at any level*

*Note: You can take up to a maximum of 6.0 100-level credits (and a maximum of 13.0 Ancient Studies credits) in total, including required courses, electives and transfer credits (typically 3.0 of the transfer credits granted through this agreement are at the 100-level) but excluding 100-level courses in ancient languages taken in upper years.

Awarding of Transfer Credits 

Below comprises of a list of transfer credits you will receive in your offer letter if you are admitted into this specific pathway:

Transfer Credits

  • EN190: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • GS101: Introduction to Global Studies
  • HI118: Topics in North American History from the 1860s
  • PO101: Politics Within Borders
  • SY101: Introduction to Sociology I: Critical Foundations
  • 0.5 credit: Interdisciplinary (100 level)
  • 0.5 credit: English (200 level)
  • 0.5 credit: History (200 level)
  • 0.5 credit: Political Science (200 level)
  • 1.5 credits: Interdisciplinary (200 level)
  • Total: 6.0 credits

Pursuing an “In Combination” Degree

Transfer students also have the option of completing a degree in Ancient Studies in combination with another honours BA program. The details of this combined degree and its unique requirements should be discussed with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses.

Pursuing a Management Option

As a transfer student, you can also apply to add a Management Option (offered by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics) to your honours BA degree. You can apply to this option on your initial application to transfer into Laurier’s Faculty of Arts. Details of this option and its eligibility requirements (including minimum grades for course progression) should be discussed with an academic advisor.

Management Option Required Courses

The Management Option is 4.0 credits total:

  • BU111: Understanding the Business Environment
  • BU127: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BU223: Fundamentals of Finance
  • BU225: Fundamentals of Operations
  • BU352: Introduction to Marketing Management
  • BU354: Human Resources Management
  • 0.5 credit from a list of approved statistics and research courses
  • One of:
    • EC120: Introduction to Microeconomics
    • EC140: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.


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