Full-time students should register for 15–16 semester hours. These should include:

  • Recommended courses for your program (Undecided? Choose courses from the University Core Requirements.)
  • University Core Requirement Courses
  • Minor or Concentration, if applicable

Also note:

  • All students are required to enrol in FNDN 101 in their first semester unless they have a minimum 27 semester hours of initial transfer credit.
  • Every student is required to enrol in one Writing or English course in his or her first semester. Select one from one of the following options: (Your Admissions counsellor will confirm your choice.)

ENGLISH 103 – Select this course only if you meet one of the following criteria:

Students entering from high school: 73% (B) in Grade 12 English or equivalent; or a score of 570 or higher on the writing portion of the SAT; or a score of 23 or higher on the English portion of the ACT; or a score of 5 on the essay component of the LPI (Language Proficiency Index).
Transfer students: 67% (C+) in a post-secondary English course from a recognized English-speaking post=secondary institution; or a score of 5 on the essay component of the LPI (Language Proficiency Index); or a completed Bachelor’s degree from a recognized English-speaking post-secondary institution. If transfer students do not have any post-secondary English credit, they will be assessed using the same criteria for students entering from high school.
 

WRITING 100 – Select this course if you do not meet the requirements for English 103 above
WRITING 101 – Select this course if English is not your first language
ENGLISH 101 – Select this course if English is not your first language and you have scored a 4 or lower on the essay component of the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

Feel free to explore other areas of interest or courses that may enhance your major (e.g. Chinese 101, if you have an interest in International Business.)


Acting (BFA)

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • THTR 102
  • SAMC 111

Art and Design

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • SAMC 111
  • ART 181

Art, Media and Culture

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least two from Art, Theatre, Film Studies, Music

Aviation

You must be admitted to the Aviation program to begin your aviation studies immediately.

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • A course from an area of interest

Biblical Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or RELS 102
  • RELS 160

Biology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you have completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • BIOL 104 if you have not completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if you have completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Biotechnology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you have completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • BIOL 104 if you have not completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if you have completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Biotechnology & Business

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you have completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if you have completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)
  • One of BUSI 111, BUSI 121, BUSI 176

Biotechnology & Chemistry

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 if you have completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 if you have completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Business (BBA or BA)

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least two of BUSI 111, BUSI 121, BUSI 176, ECON 102

Chemistry

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • CHEM 112 if you have completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Christianity and Culture

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or 102
  • RELS 160

Computing Science

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

If you already have a university credit in computing science, you may be able to take CMPT 166.

Education

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • One or two additional Core Requirements
  • An introductory course in a teachable major/minor (see Academic Calendar for acceptable choices.)
  • If you plan to teach grades K-8, take HIST 135 or HIST 136, MATH 190, and a lab science in your first two semesters.

Most education students take 32-33 semester hours in their first year. Transfer students must check their course schedule with an education professor when they arrive on campus. Send immediate questions to June Smith at june.smith@twu.ca

English

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101

Environmental Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 (BSc) If you have completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 (BSc) If you completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • GENV 121 or 131
  • MATH 102 (BSc)

European Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • HIST 112
  • At least one modern language course*

Geography

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • GENV 121 or 131
  • GENV 212 or 282

History

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of HIST 108, 111, 112, or 136

Humanities

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • One course from each of two areas in Humanities

Human Kinetics

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • HKIN 191
  • HKIN 198

Inter-Cultural Religious Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or RELS 102
  • RELS 272
  • At least one modern language course*

International Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of POLS 101 or
  • POLS 234
  • At least one modern language course*

Linguistics

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • LING 101

Mathematics

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)
  • If you already have university credit in computing science you may be able to take CMPT 166.

Math with Computing Science

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)
  • If you already have a university credit in computing science, you may be able to take CMPT 166.

Media and Communication

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • MCOM 191
  • At least one modern language course*

Music

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • SAMC 111
  • MUSI 110 (or placement test)
  • MUSI 132
  • MUSI 100
  • A large ensemble
  • An applied music lesson

Natural & Applied Sciences

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • One course from each of two sciences

Philosophy

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • PHIL 105
  • PHIL 106

Political Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of POLS 101 or POLS 234

Pre-Engineering

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • CHEM 112 If you have completed Gr. 12 Chemistry
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Pre-Professional Sciences

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • BIOL 114 If you have completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • BIOL 104 If you have not completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • CHEM 112 If you have completed Gr. 12 Biology
  • MATH 123 (plus tutorial)

Psychology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • PSYC 105 or PSYC 106
  • SOCI 101 If taking Human Services Certificate
  • One course from Communications, Economics, Geography, History, World Languages and Cultures, Political Studies, or Sociology

Religious Studies

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • RELS 101 or RELS 102
  • RELS 160 or RELS 285

Social Sciences

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least two courses from Geography and Environment, History, Political Studies, Psychology, or Sociology.

Sociology

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • PSYC 105 or PSYC 106 If taking Human Services Certificate
  • SOCI 101
  • One course from Communications, Economics, Geography, History, World Languages and Cultures, Political Studies, or Psychology.

Sport + Leisure Management

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one of BUSI 111, BUSI 121, or BUSI 176
  • MATH 101 (plus tutorial)
  • HKIN 191 & HKIN 198 (B.H.K.)
  • HKIN 190 (BA)

Theatre

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • THTR 102
  • SAMC 111

World Languages and Culture

  • WRTG 100/101 or ENGL 103
  • FNDN 101
  • At least one language course*

ACADEMIC ADVISING

When you arrive at TWU you’ll be assigned an academic advisor who’s a professor in your chosen major. He or she will meet with you at least once a semester during advising week to help you plan your courses over the next four years. After your first semester, he or she will review and approve your courses, helping to ensure you’re on the right track to graduate.

PROGRAM CHECKLISTS

Program checklists show which courses you need to complete majors, concentrations, and minors in different disciplines. They also help you decide what courses to take each year. View them at twu.ca/advising

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