Lakehead University offers part-time students an extensive selection of flexible, year-round programming. Students may choose from a variety of day or evening courses taught on-campus, or through distance education courses if they prefer the convenience of studying at home. A selection of degree and certificate programs are offered entirely through distance education.



Information regarding admission requirements to undergraduate degree programs at Lakehead University may be found in the Admission Requirements and Registration section of this calendar, starting on page 25.

Special, flexible conditions apply to mature students and applicants who have been away from formal education for at least 2 years (see Mature Student and Extraordinary Admissions, page 30, of the Admission Requirements and Registration section of this calendar).

Since admission to a program is required prior to registration, students are encouraged to access forms and details from the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, or the Lakehead University website:


Part-time students in the fall/winter session are those who are registered in the equivalent of 3.5 full courses or fewer.


Students who have maintained at least a "B" average in their last 5 courses may take 3 full courses in combined spring and summer sessions. This constitutes the equivalent of a full-time program. No more than 2 full course equivalents may be taken during the spring session and no more than 2 full course equivalents may be taken during the summer session.



Following admission to the university, students are assigned individual PIN numbers which can be used to register on-line. Students should consult the web calendar for regulations, program and course descriptions. They should also check the current timetable on the Web before registering online through WebAdvisor.



A timetable listing of all courses being offered, including times and locations, is available on the University's website starting at the homepage In certain circumstances, the University may find it necessary to cancel a course due to the unavailability of an instructor or enrolment considerations. Notices of course cancellations are posted on the Continuing Education and Distributed Learning webpage on the university's website (

For information regarding academic terms, registration dates, and examination schedules, students should consult the Academic Schedule section (pages 5-7) of this calendar. Late registration fees apply after specific deadline dates. Students are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment/penalties.

Students are responsible for notifying the Office of the Registrar in writing of any changes to their Registration status: dropping, adding, and/or withdrawing from courses. This may be done by making the changes on-line in WebAdvisor. However, students who are unable to make these changes on-line should use the Request for Change in Registration Form available on the Registrar's webpage or from the Office of the Registrar. All charges and outstanding fees accrued to the date of notification will remain due and payable on the students' accounts.

Stop payment on cheques, non-attendance at classes, or notification of withdrawal to the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal from classes or from the University.



Part-time students are required to pay their fees in full on or before registration (see the Fees section of this calendar, pages 10-17).

Part-time students requiring financial assistance are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid website or the Financial Aid Office for information. (See the Financial Aid for Part-time Students section of this calendar on page 371.)

No refund of tuition fees is given to students withdrawing from courses after the specified deadline dates. (See Fees Refund Schedule page 13).

For courses shorter than three weeks, there is no refund after the second day of classes. No withdrawal without academic penalty will be allowed after the second day of classes.




Courses are offered on-campus during the day and evening year-round. During the spring and summer session, courses are offered in convenient, condensed formats ranging from 3 to 6 weeks.

Community-Based Programming

Courses and programs may be offered in off-campus locations. Instructors may utilize the traditional classroom format, or they may link their classes to one or more sites using audioconferencing, videoconferencing or mediastreaming in combination with classroom delivery. More information is available from the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.

Distance Education

For convenience, accessibility, and flexibility students should consider distributed learning through distance education. A course offered through distance education may use one or more delivery modes to enhance the teaching and learning. These modes or approaches include: online, mediastreaming, videoconferencing and print-based packages. Details regarding the delivery approaches for courses may be obtained from the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.

It should be noted that courses with online (web-based) components are delivered over the Internet through a secure course website, available to registered students and the instructor. With mediastreaming courses, students will be able to participate synchronously over the Internet. Lectures will be archived for viewing asynchronously and will be made available for a short period following the lecture. Students interested in taking a mediastreaming or online course must verify that they have the required hardware, software and internet access resources prior to registration in these courses. Details are available from the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.

Students are encouraged to "meet" with their instructor(s) and classmates to gain added insight into course content. These meetings may be audioconferencing, videoconferencing, or online (web-based interaction). The frequency of these meetings varies. The audio or video conferences are generally held at Contact North sites located across Northern Ontario. Other arrangements for conferencing are made for students not living within close proximity to a designated site. Some restrictions apply. Details are available from the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.

Textbook and course kits for distance education courses may be obtained in person from the Lakehead University Alumni Bookstore, or they can be ordered on-line at Textbooks and course kits should be ordered early to guarantee shipment prior to the start of courses.

Invigilated final examinations are standard for most courses and are held at centralized exam sites.



Bachelor of Arts (General Program) Degree*

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (for Registered Nurses)*

Certificate in Environmental Management*

Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Certificate*

Master of Education

Master of Public Health*

Joint Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies

Programs marked with an asterisk (*) are offered entirely through distance education.

For information on other programs offered through Distance Education, contact the Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning.



The Bachelor of Arts (General Program) degree overcomes the restrictions of traditional programs by giving students as much flexibility as possible when choosing their courses. The following are some of the independent and on-line courses that are offered on a rotating basis:

Biology 2030 - Principles of Physiology
Chemistry 1210 - Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences
English 4010 - Seminar I (topic section entitled "Mythology as a Structure of Literature I")
English 4011 - Seminar II (topic section entitled "Mythology as a Structure of Literature II")
Environmental Studies 3471/Geography 3471 - Environmental Assessment and Management
General Science 0261 - Basic General Science
General Science 1010 - Introduction to Meteorology
General Science 2310 - Astronomy I
General Science 2330 - Astronomy II
Geography 3950 - Environmental Management Systems
Geography 4950 - Strategies of Environmental Management
Gerontology 2010 - Introduction to Palliative Care
Gerontology 3111 - Special Topics (topic section entitled "An Overview of Dementia Studies: Examination of Dementia from Multiple Perspectives")
Gerontology 3450/Nursing 3450/Social Work 3450/Women's Studies 3450 - Introduction to Case Management
Gerontology 4770/Social Work 4770 - Psychosocial Palliative Care
History 1100 - An Introduction to Historical Studies: Europe and the Modern World
History 2301 - Canadian
History 2611 - Chinese
History 2613 - Japanese
History 3304/Indigenous Learning 3304 - The North American Fur Trade
History 3701 - International History in the 20th Century
Indigenous Learning 4302 - Indigenous Peoples and the World
Kinesiology 2015 - Introduction to Biomechanics
Kinesiology 3030 - Introductory Statistics
Library and Information Studies 2051 - Special Topics (topic section entitled "Research and the Internet I")
Library and Information Studies 3050 - Special Topics (topic section entitled "Research and the Internet II")
Mathematics 0212 - Quantitative Methods for the Health Scientist
Nursing 2410 - Health in Chronic and Terminal Conditions
Nursing 3139/Gerontology 3139/Women's Studies 3139 - Gerontology
Philosophy 1100 - Introduction to Philosophical Thought
Philosophy 2231 - Philosophy of the Occult and Paranormal
Philosophy 2413 - Critical Thinking
Philosophy 2511 - Biomedical Ethics
Philosophy 2512 - Philosophy of Sport
Philosophy 2517 - Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy 2571 - Moral Issues
Philosophy 3319/Women's Studies 3319 - Philosophy of Love
Political Science 1100 - Introduction to Political Science
Political Science 2201 - Canadian Government and Politics
Political Science 3332 - Environmental Policy
Psychology 1100 - Introductory Psychology
Psychology 2002 - Introduction to Child Psychology
Psychology 2003 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Psychology 2101 - Statistical Methods for Behavioural Research
Psychology 2801 - Social Psychology
Psychology 3001 - Abnormal Psychology
Psychology 3081 - The Exceptional Child
Psychology 3401 - Behaviour and Drugs
Religious Studies 1100 - Introduction to World Religions
Religious Studies 2501 - Introduction to the Bible
Religious Studies 3705 - Special Topics (topic section entitled "Exploring Religious Meaning")
Sociology 1100 - Introduction to Sociology
Sociology 2221 - Criminology
Sociology 2501/Women's Studies 2501/Gerontology 2501 - Family Sociology
Sociology 3505 - The Sociology of Work
Women's Studies 1100 - An Introduction to Women's Studies
Women's Studies 2317/History 2317/Political Science 2317 - History of Women and the Law in Canada



Students should consult the School of Nursing section of this calendar (page 133) for more information about program requirements and course descriptions. Please note that this program is available only in Ontario.



Students should consult the Department of Geography section of this calendar (page 181) for more information about certificate requirements and course descriptions.

Credits obtained in this program may be transferred as elective courses to other Lakehead University programs, subject to the regulations governing those programs.



Students should consult the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Dementia Studies Program section of this calendar (page 254) for more information about certificate requirements and course descriptions.

Credits obtained within this program may be transferred as elective courses to other Lakehead University programs, subject to the regulations governing those programs.


Students should consult the Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology section of this calendar (page 218) for more information about certificate requirements and course descriptions.

Credits obtained within this program may be transferred as elective courses to other Lakehead University programs, subject to the regulations governing those programs.



Lakehead University offers a Master of Public Health degree. Courses are offered in the evening on-campus and through distance education. To find out more students should visit our website



Each fall, the Joint PhD in Educational Studies Program offers specialization coursees online in the fields of Policy & Leadership, Sociocultural Contexts, and Cognition & Learning. Each winter,the Research Proposal Colloquium is also offered in an online format. Core Seminars I and II are only offered in summers on-campus, alternating each year among the four universities. For more information, visit the website:



Each year, the Faculty of Education offers the four Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses, a number of Additional Qualification (AQ) courses and short-course Professional Development courses via the World Wide Web, on-campus and through independent study. To find out which courses are being offered each term and the delivery mode visit our website:



Each fall and winter, the Faculty of Education offers two Master of Education courses at a distance either via the World Wide Web or via video/audio conferencing. To find out which courses are being offered each term and the delivery mode visit our website:




Part-time students are welcome to use any of the resources and support services provided by Lakehead University.


The distance education textbook and course materials may be purchased in person from the Lakehead University Alumni Bookstore, ordered online through the Continuing Education and Distributed Learning website or by completing and submitting the Course Material Order Form. Textbooks and course kits should be ordered early to guarantee shipment prior to the start of courses. Course materials are shipped on receipt of order. This does not imply and/or guarantee course registration.

Summer Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Extended hours for September, January and May will be posted on the website.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available to part-time students. Please see Financial Aid for Students, page 371 for details.

Food Services

The Main Cafeteria is open for meal service during the Spring/Summer Session, Monday to Friday:
May/June from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July/August from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Health and Counselling Services

Health and Counselling Services are available to part-time students (please see University Community - Facilities and Services - Health and Counselling Centre page 326). Contact the Health and Counselling Centre regarding clinic hours Monday to Friday.

Learning Assistance Centre

The Learning Assistance Centre provides academic support for all students (tutoring, study skills, help with essays) and services for students with disabilities. Please see the University Community - Facilities and Services - Learning Assistance Centre section of this calendar (page 327) for details.


The Lakehead University Library provides a full range of resources and services for students. For details visit


All parking lots require a parking permit. Information on rates and regulations is contained in the booklet entitled "Lakehead University: Traffic and Parking Regulations" which is available at the Security Office (Room UC-1016). Term parking permits may be purchased from the Security Office, while daily parking permits may be purchased at the kiosk at the Balmoral Street entrance.

Lakehead University is not responsible for loss of or damage to any vehicle or its contents, however caused, while operated or parked on University property.

Residence Information

Residence facilities are available for accommodation during the spring and summer months. The residence is situated on the banks of McIntyre River within easy walking distance of all facilities: the University Centre, cafeterias, swimming pool, tennis courts, and recreation trails that connect the University to the City.

The Residence Townhouses are self-contained, complete with kitchen facilities. For those interested, the Main Cafeteria offers meals at reasonable rates from Monday through Friday. Vending machines are strategically placed throughout Residence for soft drinks and snacks. Mail, keys and dry cleaning services are available through the Front Desk in Bartley Residence which is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Laundry facilities are located at each Townhouse Complex.

The residence offers townhouse accommodation during the Spring Term and throughout the Summer without a mandatory meal plan.

Spring and Summer Session 2006 Residence rates are as set out below:

Townhouses without meals $168.00 per week/
includes hydro per person*

*Plus applicable taxes
(Rates may vary depending on length of stay.)

All room rent must be paid for in advance for the complete session. To reserve a room, a $250.00 non-refundable deposit is required with the application.

For further information, please contact:

Residence Office
Spring/Summer Admissions
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 5E1
Tel. (807) 343-8512
FAX (807) 343-8521

Student Union

The Lakehead University Student Union fee automatically entitles the student to membership in the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU). The funds of the union help subsidize student publications (Argus and handbook), orientation, the Aboriginal Awareness Centre and Aboriginal programming, the food bank, the Gender Issues Centre, the Niteline, Pride Central, the Emergency First Response Team, Foot Patrol, the International Student Advisor, the Ombudsperson, student clubs, and many more services.

In addition, students are represented by the union in such areas as Senate and Senate Committees, and the Board of Governors (two voting members and one observer). LUSU also has external affiliation with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).

The Executive Committee of LUSU consists of the President, Vice-President of Finance and the Vice-President of Student Issues. The LUSU Executive Committee is responsible to the LUSU Board of Directors, which is an elected body of twenty student representatives from all schools and faculties in the university.



Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning
telephone: 1-807-346-7730
fax: 807-343-8008

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