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Writing, Quantitative and Breadth Requirements

All students admitted to an undergraduate degree at SFU as of Fall 2006 must complete a minimum of 36 units of courses designated as Writing, Quantitative, or Breadth, with a grade of C- or better to receive the WQB credits.

Students transferring from a BC college with 60 units should consider completing some transferable W, Q and B courses prior to admission to SFU.

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Writing Requirements - Courses with "W" designated.

Students will take a minimum of:

  • one lower-division W course (at least 3 units)
  • one upper-division W course (at least 3 units), in the student's major subject. The upper-division W course must be taken at SFU.

Quantitative Requirements - Courses with "Q" designated.

Students will take a minimum of:

  • two Q courses, lower or upper division (at least 6 units).

Breadth Requirements - Courses with "B" designated.

Students may complete breadth courses throughout their degree programs, taking courses at the lower or upper division. Only courses outside of the student's major subject may count as a B.

Students will take a minimum of:

  • two courses labelled as Breadth-Humanities (B-Hum, 6 units)
  • two courses labelled as Breadth-Science (B-Sci, 6 units)
  • two courses labelled as Breadth-Social Sciences (B-Soc, 6 units)
  • two additional courses outside the student's major subject (6 units). These additional courses may or may not be designated as breadth, and in most cases will fulfill the particular Faculty or Program breadth requirements.

Questions?

Make an appointment with our advisors.

Zed Chia

Undergraduate Advisor & Recruiter

T: 778-782-2098

E: cmns1@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Burnaby (K9650)

  • Future Students
  • 0-30 Units
  • New students (including transfer students)
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 30 units or less completed
  • SFU students who are intending to transfer into CMNS
  • SFU students with 30 or less completed units who are intending to transfer into CMNS

Ella Wong

Undergraduate Advisor

T: 778-782-2108
E: cmns2@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Harbour Centre (HC3559)  

  • 31 to 60 units
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 31 to 60 units completed
  • Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Dialogue Minor Program
  • Communication Minor and Extended Minor Programs
  • Second Degree students
  • SFU students with 31-60 completed units who are intending to transfer into CMNS

Sami Lee

Undergraduate Advisor

T: 778-782-2099
E: cmns3@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Surrey (SIAT Administrative offices – In room 2745)

  • 61 units to degree completion
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 61 units or more completed
  • Communication Honours Program
  • SFU students with 61 or more completed units who are intending to transfer into CMNS