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The Undergraduate Calendar



The Undergraduate Studies Calendar

Calendar Academic Year

Calendar Academic Year

You are viewing University of Waterloo's 2020-2021 Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar.

  • The effective date of the Calendar runs for the academic year (fall/winter/spring): September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
  • Tuition and fees information applies (except as otherwise indicated) to the 2020-2021 fiscal year of the University commencing May 1, 2020.
  • The most up-to-date regulations and course information are always located in the most recent publication of the Calendar.

About the Calendar

The Calendar provides official information about courses, programs and plans, related policies, and regulations for both students and applicants, as well as general information about the University. By the act of registration each student becomes bound by the policies of the University of Waterloo. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the policies and regulations, general information, and specific requirements contained in the Calendar. 

The course listings and academic programs and plans described in the Calendar represent Senate-approved requirements and electives for completion of degree requirements. The Senate and Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo reserve the right to invoke changes in this Calendar at any time without prior notice. The Registrar has authority to make editorial changes. Changes made after publication are noted on the Amendments page.


Use the left menu to view sections of this Calendar.

Which Calendar to Follow for Requirements?

Academic program and/or plan requirements listed in this Calendar apply to those students commencing their studies in their chosen academic plan during the 2020-2021 academic year. Students are normally governed by the requirements current for their plan at the time they commence studies in that plan, except when plan selection is required only after a specified period of registration (e.g., declaring a major at the end of first year). Students who select a plan within the time limits specified by the faculty will be governed by the requirements current in the term in which they entered the faculty.

When academic program and/or plan requirements change, a student may continue to be governed by the set of requirements as specified in the preceding paragraph or can elect to be governed by the new set of requirements, unless the faculty specifies otherwise when the change is introduced.

Prospective students or new registrants are advised to consult the most current information available from the University and its various faculties in printed or electronic form, as well as, the Schedule of Classes and academic advisors before making decisions on registration, programs/plans, or courses.


Inquiries concerning the contents of this Calendar may be directed to the Registrar.


Office of the Registrar
University of Waterloo
Ira G. Needles Hall
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1