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UTP Stage II: Science

Overview

The Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs across seven academic departments and are home to several leading-edge research centres.

Science faculty members are engaged in high-quality research, the advancement of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to real-world problems. They bring their expertise and enthusiasm for research into the classroom. Many undergraduate students find opportunities to enrich their learning through involvement in Laurier research projects or through co-op work experience.

The Faculty of Science is committed to offering high-quality programs in the pure and applied sciences. We share with the rest of the university a commitment to offering students a supportive environment and an enriching experience that prepares them for future success.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration

  • 3 terms

Intakes

  • January
  • May
  • September

Location

  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford campus*

Your direct pathway into Wilfrid Laurier University

High School
Wilfrid Laurier International College
2nd Year at Wilfrid Laurier University
*Students in the Faculty of Science will complete their UTP studies at the Brantford Campus and, upon successful completion of the program, will transfer to complete their degree at Laurier’s Waterloo campus.

Program transfer options include:

  • Data Science (Honours BSc)
  • Computer Science (Honours BSc)
  • Financial Mathematics (Honours BA)

Faculty of Science Majors

Data Science (Honours BSc)

Data-driven decision making has become an industry standard, creating unprecedented demand for data-oriented professionals to analyze patterns and models for all kinds of data, with applications ranging from scientific discovery to business intelligence and analytics. The first undergraduate degree of its kind in Canada, our Data Science program addresses the data-related needs of modern business industries.

Computer Science (Honours BSc)

From applied cryptography to mobile computing, Computer Science will help you develop strong algorithm analysis and design skills in procedural, object-oriented and low-level languages. Our Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science program provides the hands-on experience that is key to understanding computing fundamentals with an optional introduction to functional, parallel and logical paradigms.

Financial Mathematics (Honours BA)

Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Financial Mathematics program is structured to teach you mathematics and its financial applications with a focus on how mathematics is connected with social science and business.

Our program’s modern approach involves simultaneously analyzing financial risks, evaluating prices of complex securities, valuing investments and combined assets, and liability management.

Science Program Structure

During the UTP Stage II: Science program you will study courses that introduce you to a wide range of disciplines. Below is a sample of the courses that you might take during the program:

  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Data Structures I
  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • Design Thinking 1: Foundations
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Communication Skills for Leadership

Science Progression Requirements

You will transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Science program in the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University with 5.0 credits (10 courses) toward your degree upon successful completion of the UTP Stage II: Faculty of Science (Honours BSc) program if you meet the following requirements:

Data Science

  • A minimum GPA of 5.00 (C) in Math, Statistics, Data, and Computer Science courses and a minimum overall GPA of 5.00 (C). Students must meet these progression requirements by August 31.
  • Completion of a minimum of 10 courses (5.0 credits) in the WLIC UTP program, including the required courses BU111, CP104, CP164, and MA103.

Computer Science

  • A minimum GPA of 5.00 (C) in CP104 and CP164 and a minimum overall GPA of 5.00 (C).
  • Completion of a minimum of 10 courses (5.0 credits) in the WLIC UTP program, including the required courses CP104, CP164, and MA103.

Students may also transfer into Computer Science plus any other BA program if they satisfy the other programs requirements.

You will transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Arts program in the Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University with 5.0 credits (10 courses) toward your degree upon successful completion of the UTP Stage II: Faculty of Science (Honours BA) program if you meet the following requirements:

Financial Mathematics

  • A minimum GPA of 5.00 (C) in honours major courses and a minimum overall GPA of 5.00 (C).
  • Completion of a minimum of 10 courses (5.0 credits) in the WLIC UTP program, including the required courses CP104, CP164, MA103, EC120, and EC140. Students will be advised on course selection based on their intended major.
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