Academic Programs and Supports


You can choose from a variety of academic programs at Waterloo and will likely find a program that sparks your interest.

The following are some examples of the academic programs you can take at Waterloo.

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Academic Programs

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences specializes in the prevention of illness and injury, and the optimization of health and well-being throughout the life span, at work and at leisure. Programs include: Public Health, Health Studies, Kinesiology, and Recreation and Leisure Studies.

The Faculty of Arts is a vibrant community of students, faculty and staff dedicated to a broad range of fields in the humanities, social sciences and creative arts. The driving force behind its teaching, research and outreach is a deep commitment to curiosity and creativity, and the desire to contribute to a better world. Programs include: Accounting, English, Legal Studies, Global Governance, Liberal Studies and Women’s Studies. An Indigenous Studies minor has also been added.

The Faculty of Engineering offers 15 bachelor degree programs, including degrees in emerging areas such as biomedical, mechatronics, nanotechnology and environmental engineering. Each program involves co-op work terms, so 100% of our students gain real-world experience while earning their degree.

Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment creates knowledge, nurtures learning and promotes action to achieve sustainable futures in Canada and internationally. Programs include: Environment and Business, Geography and Aviation, Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Management, International Development, Planning, Knowledge Integration, Urban Studies, and Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Mathematics is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation. Programs include: Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics and Actuarial Science.

The Faculty of Science is shaping the future through discovery: From understanding the universe, to protecting our water resources, to improving the health of Canadians, to educating the next generation. You can choose from 18 bachelor degree programs in departments that include Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and Physics and Astronomy.

View all of Waterloo’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

Waterloo offers a variety of services to help you achieve your goals at university. The following are some of the academic services you can access at Waterloo.

The Student Success Office believes success looks different to everyone, so it offers support to help you be successful in the way you define it.

You can access workshops on campus and online resources to help improve your academic performance and study skills, manage stress or time, get writing assistance or prepare for your future. You can also make an appointment for success coaching to help you set goals and develop time management strategies, test-taking skills and more.

Through peer mentorship programs, you can connect with upper-year mentors, who are a non-judgmental, approachable and knowledgeable resource for you.

Complimentary drop-in tutoring is also available each term for various courses. You can also use Tutor Connect to search for a tutor or register to be a tutor for a specific course.

To find out more about Waterloo’s academic supports, visit Waterloo’s Student Success Office.

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