Explore Potential Courses and Programs
In May and June – Explore potential courses and programs
To identify potential courses:
- Explore potential programs: Some programs (specialists / majors / minors) require particular first-year courses. Review information on choosing a program of study for details on finding interesting programs and identifying relevant or required first-year courses.
- See common first-year courses for students interested in programs in:
- Explore potential breadth courses: Over the course of your degree, you will need to complete the Breadth Requirement.
- Review the information on the breadth requirement in the Calendar.
- Remember that you can count courses taken as part of your programs towards the breadth requirement.
- Consider taking breadth courses that will help you develop important skills (e.g. languages, statistics, computer programming, essay writing etc.) related to your programs or your future plans.
- Explore electives: You should also have space to take a few courses purely for interest! By choosing “advanced search” on the timetable, you can search by department, keyword, course level, breadth requirement, and even by course time.
- Find a seminar course: Victoria College requires new students to enrol in a seminar course (a course with fewer than 25 students).
- Consider prerequisites, exclusions, and enrollment restrictions: The timetable and calendar listings for each course include information about:
- Prerequisites: courses you MUST complete before beginning the course.
- Exclusions: you can’t earn credit for a course if you’ve also enrolled in its exclusion.
- Enrollment restrictions and priorities: some courses are available only to students in particular programs or years. When a group has “priority,” students not in that group can enrol after the priority period has ended (usually in very early August).