Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs lead to a degree, and require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

2 Prior Study Programs


Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo Campus


Laurier’s full-time, 2-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) program is designed to prepare you for teaching primary and junior levels (Grades K–6), or junior and intermediate levels (Grades 4–10). Our program has strong links with 4 local school boards, and you’ll spend at least 2 days each week in a Professional Development School (PDS) placement throughout the 2 years, in addition to your 5 block practicum placements. You’ll regularly link the theory you’ll learn in your university classes to the teaching experiences of your placements.

Laurier’s Faculty of Education fosters excellence in teacher education and scholarship through inquiry, reflection and collaborative sustained partnerships in learning.

Music Therapy

Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo Campus


Music Therapy develops a client's potential abilities and enhances their quality of life by using music to address physical, emotional, intellectual or learning challenges. As a student, participate in a variety of group and individual music therapy placements in our on-site clinics and throughout the community with a diverse set of clients including those with learning disabilities, autism, special needs, adolescents and geriatrics. You can apply to the Bachelor of Music Therapy at the end of your second year in Laurier’s Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music in Community Music. Admission is based on:
- high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses
- evidence of strong interpersonal skills
- interview with Music Therapy Coordinator.
- audition