University of Windsor

Ontario - Canada


The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, the largest capital project on campus to date, opened in the fall of 2012 as a world-class hub for innovation, featuring the latest in-classroom teaching technology, an Industrial Courtyard for collaborative work with the region and 80 research labs.

UWindsor will expand its campus into Windsor's downtown core when the Schools of Visual Arts, Music and Social Work, as well as the film production program and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education, move into renovated historical buildings in the near future.

The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing, where Ontario’s highway 401and Michigan’s I-75 meet, and facing one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. This location speaks to UWindsor’s greatness as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.

From that diversity, the University fosters an atmosphere of close cooperation between faculty and students, creating a unifying atmosphere of excellence across all of its faculties to encourage lifelong learning, teaching, research and discovery.

Its basic characteristics of openness, warmth and support make the University of Windsor an exceptionally welcoming community for students and faculty from Asia, Europe, and Africa — or from just down the street. There are more than 110,000 UWindsor alumni, with 35,000 living in the Windsor-Essex region.

The University of Windsor is Canada’s most personal comprehensive university. It combines a strong and focused emphasis on the learning experience of every student with a very broad range of graduate, undergraduate and professional programs.

Its reason for being is summed up in its mission statement:

Enabling people to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.



Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Human Kinetics
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Nursing
Faculty of Science
Odette School of Business

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of Study




Aerospace Engineering (with optional Co-op)


Arts and Science

Automotive Engineering

Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience



Biology and Biochemistry (Health and Biomedical Sciences Stream)

Biology and Biotechnology

Built Environment

Business (with optional Co-op)

Business Administration (Honours) and Computer Science (optional Co-op)

Business Administration (Honours) and Economics


Chemistry and Physics

Child Psychology

Civil Engineering (optional Co-op)


Communication, Media and Film

Computer Information Systems (Honours) (optional Co-op)

Computer Science (Honours Applied Computing) (optional Co-op)

Computer Science (with optional Co-op)

Computer Science with Software Engineering Specialization (Honours) (optional Co-op)

Criminology (Honours)

Developmental Psychology (Honours)

Digital Journalism (Combined Honours)

Digital Journalism and Communication, Media and Film

Disability Studies

Disability Studies and Psychology

Drama and Communication, Media and Film

Drama in Education and Community

Dramatic Art


Education (consecutive program for candidates with an existing degree)

Electrical Engineering (with optional Co-op)

Engineering (with optional Co-op)

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

English Literature and Creative Writing

Environmental Engineering (with optional Co-op)

Environmental Science

Environmental Studies

Family and Social Relations


Forensic Science

Forensics Combined Degree with Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

French Studies

General Science


Greek and Roman Studies


Industrial Engineering (with optional Co-op)

Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration (with optional Co-op)

International Relations and Development Studies

Kinesiology (with optional Co-op)

Law - Canadian & American Dual JD Program

Law - Integrated M.B.A./J.D. Program

Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Law - M.S.W./J.D. Joint Degree Program

Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Liberal Arts and Professional Studies - Aeronautics Leadership (with Flight Option or Ground Option)

Mathematics (General and Honours)

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanical Engineering (with optional Co-op)

Mechanical Engineering with a Materials Option (with optional Co-op)

Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace Option (with optional Co-op)

Mechanical Engineering with an Automotive Engineering Option (with optional Co-op)

Mechanical Engineering with an Environmental Engineering Option (with optional Co-op)

Media Arts Histories and Visual Culture

Modern Languages (German, Italian or Spanish)/Second Language with Certificate

Modern Languages with Year Abroad

Music (Honours Bachelor of Arts)

Music (Honours Bachelor of Music)



Physics (Honours), Physics and High Technology (Honours), Medical Physics (Honours) (all with optional Co-op)

Political Science

Political Science, Bilingual Specialization

Political Science, Law and Politics Specialization


Social Work

Social Work and Disability Studies

Social Work and Women's Studies


Sociology and Criminology


Sport Management

Undeclared - First Year

Visual Arts

Visual Arts and Communication, Media and Film

Visual Arts and the Built Environment

Women's Studies

English Requirements

For graduate programs, please see individual program requirements.

Applicants to undergraduate programs whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission. This can be demonstrated in the following ways:

1) A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or

2) A minimum score of 60 on the Carleton University’s Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL); or

3) Successful completion of the University of Windsor's English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) (level III) with a minimum final grade of 75%; or

4) A minimum score of 85 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB); or

5) A minimum score of 220 with a T.W.E. 4.5 on the Computer-based Test, 83 with an essay score of 20 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.); or

6) Receive a minimum of five semester transfer credits based on work completed ­at a recognized English-speaking University. (Normally, students must have at least one term of full-time study.); or

7) Receive a minimum of one year of transfer credit based on work completed at a non-university post-secondary institution with above average standing; or

8) Have completed all secondary or post-secondary education in English speaking countries such as the UK, West Indies and other countries as specified by the undergraduate admissions office; or

9) Can demonstrate that they have completed three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study in a school where the language of instruction is English (e.g., in a British, Canadian, American or Australian Curriculum or an international diploma like the International Baccalaureate) and can demonstrate English proficiency. In some cases an English proficiency test may still be required; or

10) Applicants who do not satisfy the above requirements and wish exemption must provide the Admissions Office with a letter detailing the reasons for their appeal and include a letter of recommendation from their Secondary School principal or designate. The Manager of Undergraduate Admissions or Director of International Admissions assesses the request for exemption of this requirement.


The University of Windsor allocates over $10,000,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards to students annually.

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