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All UWaterloo students are able to take most music courses. Check pre-requisits for performance and upper-year courses.


Academic plans

See the music plans offered. 

  • Three-Year General Music
  • Four-Year General Music
  • Honours Music
  • Double Major*
  • Joint Honours*
  • Specializations in Music
    • Church Music and Worship
    • Music in Global Context
    • Music and Peace
    • Intensive Music
  • Music minor
*Almost any two Majors in the Arts programs can be combined as a double major. Also, many Honours Arts programs can be combined with honours majors offered in other faculties, as a Joint Honours degree.


Co-op is available to music students through Honours Arts and Business or through a second arts major with Co-op, or with second Honours Program that offers co-op.

Music Minor or Electives

Music courses can be added to your schedule as allowed for non music majors. 

Other options

See the UWaterloo official calendar for Church Music and Worship plans. For more details, visit the Church Music and Worship page.

  • Minor
  • Diploma

Degree requirements

All students in a Music plan must satisfy the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Arts requirements, including breadth requirements, and achieve the appropriate academic standards. If students are in another major program in addition to Music, they must fulfil all the requirements for the major in that department as well as those for Music.


First year Arts students advisors are listed here.

For more Music or Church Music and Worship plan information or for academic advising, contact Maisie Sum, Music Undergraduate Officer.

2017-2018 Music Student Handbook

Courses | Academic plans | Degree requirements | Advising