First-year courses and beyond
September to December
January to April
*The Arts First requirement consists of two first-year courses that are capped at 25 students: ARTS 130 – Inquiry and Communication and ARTS 140 – Information and Analysis. Instead of listening to a lecture and trying to capture notes, Arts First courses will have you and your classmates working together to respond to a challenge posed by the instructor.
After first year
About 40% of the classes you’ll take will be Peace and Conflict Studies courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas.
Sample upper-year courses
Advisors are here to help
With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Jackie Jones our Faculty of Arts recruitment coordinator.
Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you
- choose your courses,
- select minors and specializations,
- ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.