Part-time and online degrees

Take courses for general interest or work toward a degree with on-campus or online courses.

Part-time studies

  • Take one or two courses per term
  • Study online or on campus (daytime and/or evening courses)
  • Pursue courses for interest or work toward a degree

Online studies

  • Study part time (one or two courses) or full time (three to five courses)
  • Take courses for interest or work toward a degree
  • Over 240 courses in 40+ subject areas
 

Part-time degrees (on campus)

Liberal Studies

Social Development Studies

Admission requirements are the same as for Honours Arts.

Other majors in the Faculty of Arts may be available to you if you can attend daytime classes. Part-time studies can include a combination of on-campus and online courses. Email the admissions office for more information.

Recreation and Leisure Studies

This four-year honours program starts in the fall term only. You can choose to major in

Bachelor of Science

Social Work

Online degrees

You can complete your degree as a part-time or full-time student.

Bachelor of Arts

There are four majors available. Admission requirements are the same as for Honours Arts.

Bachelor of Mathematics

Earn a degree in Math/Financial Analysis and Risk Management and set your sights on careers in banking, investment management, or risk management.

Bachelor of Science

The three-year online general degree is currently unavailable. Email the admissions office for more information.

 


Deadlines

Term you wish to start Application available Last day to apply Last day to submit documents
September-December 2020 (Fall term) Degree and Non-degree CLOSED August 4, 2020
Post-degree CLOSED August 7, 2020
Letter of Permission CLOSED
August 21, 2020
January-April 2021 (Winter term) July 2020 November 2, 2020 November 30, 2020
May-August 2021 (Spring term) November 2020    

These deadlines apply to online and part-time studies (general interest courses or courses toward earning a degree), non-degree studies, post-degree studies, or letter of permission. Admission to the University does not guarantee enrolment in specific courses. Some courses are open only to students in a particular program.


Other ways to study

Non-degree studies

If you wish to take undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science without pursuing a degree, apply to non-degree studies.

If you've completed an undergraduate course or degree at Waterloo, you should submit an Application for Re-Admission.

Post-degree studies

If you have an undergraduate degree and want to take courses for interest or to qualify for additional studies without pursuing a second degree, apply to post-degree studies.

If you've completed an undergraduate course or degree at Waterloo, you should submit an Application for Re-Admission.

Letter of Permission

If you're working towards an undergraduate degree at another Canadian university and want to take courses at Waterloo to count towards your degree, apply using a Letter of Permission.

 

How you apply depends on your background and goal


What does it cost study part-time or online?

Tuition for part-time students is charged on a per course basis. View the undergraduate fee schedule, select the term in which you're taking courses, and then click on the "per course fees" tab to view tuition amounts. If you take one or two on-campus courses, you will also be charged part-time incidental fees. Click on “incidental fees” for details.

Tuition for online degrees varies with the number of courses you take each term. View the undergraduate fee schedule for the term in which you're taking courses. If you're taking more than two courses, you are considered a full-time student. If you're enrolled in online courses only, you will not be charged any incidental fees.


Questions?

If you have questions or would like more information, email applicant.help@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4567, ext. 43548.