Renison University College | Academic brochures

You can learn more about the programs that Renison offers by reading through our program brochures below. If you would like to have paper copies delivered to your home, or if you have any other questions, please contact Lauren Zalewski.

Credit programs

You can apply directly to Social Development Studies, Honours Arts/Honours Arts and Business, Bachelor of Social Work, and Master of Social Work, while our other programs can be woven into your undergraduate academic plan to enhance your degree and make you stand out.

Social Development Studies Brochure Bachelor of Social Work program brochure Master of Social Work program brochure

Renison offers classes for undergraduate students who choose to minor in Applied Language Studies, East Asian Studies, or Studies in Islam. We also have courses that count towards a major or minor in Religious Studies. This means that you'll focus a portion of your workload on one of these areas, giving you a level of specialized knowledge that will help shape your career skill set.

Applied Language Studies brochureEast Asian Studies brochure Studies in Islam brochure

Take the time to master another language, whether it's Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, or fine-tune your English skills as a non-native speaker. In a global community that continues to get smaller, communication across many cultures is becoming increasingly important; adding a language component to your degree will help you connect.

Arabic language brochureChinese Language brochureJapanese language brochureKorean Language brochureEnglish Language Studies brochure


Renison offers a variety of non-credit programs for those looking to take professionally taught, academic courses in a university setting without the requirement of being enrolled at the university. We will help evaluate your experience and academic history to place you in the appropriate course level. 

CAPE Chinese BrochureEnglish Language Institute brochureCAPE Japanese BrochureCAPE Korean BrochureRenison Institute of Ministry brochureSakura Japanese Language School brochure


Our residence supports our academic programming by providing a home for 220 University of Waterloo and Renison students. We have students from all faculties and departments living here, and with one Don for every 21 students, it's one of the lowest Don-to-student ratio on campus. It's also home to the Social Development Studies Living-Learning Community and the Warrior Academic Leadership Community.

Renison Residence Brochure