The academic program of Conrad Grebel University College complements the programs of the University of Waterloo.
Grebel students register at Waterloo
As a college affiliated with the university, Grebel does not grant undergraduate degrees. All undergraduate students taking courses at Conrad Grebel University College must register for their academic programs through University of Waterloo and upon graduation they receive degrees from the University of Waterloo.
The University of Waterloo offers two different systems of study, the regular system and the co-operative system. In the regular system students follow the conventional eight-month academic year from September to April; in the co-operative system students alternate academic terms on campus with work terms off campus in business, industry and government.
Who Studies at Grebel?
- Students wanting a major or minor in Music.
- Students wanting a major or minor in Peace & Conflict Studies.
- Students who are in any University of Waterloo faculty with any major may take one or more elective courses at Conrad Grebel University College.
- Students who are pursuing a major or minor program in Religious Studies may take most of their required courses and many of their electives at Grebel.
- Students who are pursuing a major or minor program in History, Sociology or Philosophy may take a number of their required courses and many of their electives at the college.
Master of Theological Studies
The Graduate Theological Studies program of Conrad Grebel University College and Waterloo focuses on the study of Christianity and the mission of the Christian church in the world from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective within an ecumenical context. The student body reflects this ecumenical character. The Graduate Theological Studies Program is accredited through the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies.
Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) offered under the Faculty of Arts is a new interdisciplinary professional program which began in September 2012. This degree prepares you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to contribute to nonviolent peace building efforts. Placing a unique focus on the pivotal role that individuals within civil society play, the MPACS program explores the potential of civil society to advance peace through principled advocacy, effective programming, and dynamic engagement with the state and marketplace.