Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs lead to a degree, and require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

3 Prior Study Programs

Optometry

University of Waterloo

Professional

Help preserve and enhance vision as an optometrist. After 3 years in a Bachelor of Science program, you can apply to Canada’s only Doctor of Optometry degree program taught in English. Learn about ocular health and disease, optics and vision, while applying your knowledge in clinical settings. Recommended Waterloo programs to meet requirements include Honours Science, Biomedical Sciences, and Biology. The professional Doctor of Optometry program is 4 years in length, not including the minimum 3 years of university studies needed prior to entry.

Pharmacy

University of Waterloo

Professional

Train to be a pharmacist, a drug therapy expert, through class work and clinical rotations. After 2 years in a Bachelor of Science program, you can apply to Canada’s newest and only co-op Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. Enhance your learning on paid work terms and acquire sought-after skills in pharmacy business management. Recommended Waterloo programs to meet requirements include Honours Science, Biomedical Sciences, and Biology. The professional Doctor of Pharmacy program is 4 years in length, not including the minimum 2 years of university students needed prior to entry.

Social Work

University of Waterloo

Undergraduate

Successful completion of either a three or four-year undergraduate university degree (Bachelor of Arts or equivalent) from an accredited university, with a 75% average and at least 6.0 academic units (12 one-semester courses) in the social sciences, including 10 of the prerequisite courses listed on the Renison University College website or their equivalent.