Students applying to this program from a Canadian province outside of Ontario are encouraged to review our course equivalents by province chart. This chart will show you what courses from your province are equivalent to the admission requirements listed under Ontario High School Admission Requirements.
Students applying to this program from an international curriculum are encouraged to review our curriculum-specific requirements; you must also meet all program-specific requirements listed under the Ontario High School Admission Requirements section.
Laurier's language of instruction is English, and so we may require you to provide evidence of your English proficiency to help make sure you experience success in your academic courses.
Your three most recent years of full-time education must be in English without taking any ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. If you do not meet this requirement, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency.
We reserve the right to request an English-language test from any applicant.
If you do not meet Laurier's English proficiency requirement but are academically qualified for your program, you may be eligible for a conditional offer of admission.
The academic transition pathway (ATP) program is offered through our affiliated institution, Wilfrid Laurier International College, and provides an option for meeting our English-proficiency requirement. If you have received an offer to Laurier with a condition to meet our English-proficiency requirement, you can meet that condition by successfully completing the ATP program.
Completed the first year of a college program:
Completed a two-year diploma or two years of a three-year advanced diploma:
Completed a two to three-year advanced diploma:
Note: Possession of the minimum admission average does not guarantee admission. Unless otherwise noted, you are considered for admission into full-time studies.
Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for university students, indigenous applicants, mature learners, homeschooled applicants, senior citizens, refugees, and more.
User experience (UX) is a person's experience with a product, service, environment or message. Understanding people's needs and behaviours, allows them to create an ideal experience that makes everyone happy. User experience (UX) designers are trained professionals who understand how to ensure that the entire experience a person has with a product, service, environment or message is a positive one.
UX designers employ a wide range of methods for:
We teach UX design from a broad perspective that includes digital solutions such as apps, as well as services, products, and spaces. Students learn both the theory and tools used by UX designers and receive hands-on training in psychology and UX research methods, design thinking, business strategy, prototyping and wireframing, usability testing, interface design, storyboarding, graphic design, web prototyping and more.
You'll start building your portfolio from your first semester in the program and work on real projects with clients from industry, government and community organizations. A full 12-month co-op opportunity is available after the student's third year.
These are a few of the many popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:
Check out other options to enhance your degree.
Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.
You are required to apply for admission to co-op at the beginning of third year and participate in a competitive entry process. As a student in this program, you will be eligible to complete paid work terms lasting 12 to 16 months.
Interested? Learn more about co-op.
Getting a university education is an investment in your future.
At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.
"The UX program has given me the perfect balance between designing for digital and physical spaces, allowing me to explore a wide variety of interests. The professor's here are passionate about their specialties and strive to motivate you. This gave me the opportunity to collaborate on projects and concepts both in and outside of the classroom."
Clayton Harding, User Experience Design student
"Nafisa Tasnuva was the successful candidate that we hired for the internship. Our board and staff are so excited by the work she has completed that we plan to hire her part-time to continue doing some work for us this fall."
Jane Angus, Chief Executive Officer at Contact Brant, a not-for-profit social service agency
It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.
Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?
Note: Additional training and education may be required.
Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.
"The User Experience Design program has helped me to develop a design-focused, human-centered approach to my work and makes me look at the world in a different light. The professors are phenomenal, the course work is rich and informative, and I feel like I learn at least five new things every day!"
Tess Kibzey, User Experience Design student