University Seminar Course

Register now for a University Seminar Course (UNIV) being offered this summer at Lakehead University!

Register For A UNIV Course here!

What is the University Seminar course?

The University Seminar course (UNIV) is a small, discussion-based course that provides a great introduction to academic skills, such as writing, research, citations, effective study skills and learning strategies, which will be useful to  students no matter their field of study.

It will help students develop the skills and confidence needed to be successful at university before the rest of their courses begin.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, students will discuss, research and exchange perspectives on a real-world and current topic. Learn how to form arguments, support them with facts, communicate effectively, share differences of opinion in constructive ways and more.

Small class sizes (capped at 35 students) provide students with a supportive, interactive and engaging learning environment. The University Seminar Course is a great opportunity to interact with classmates and the instructor.

How it Works

These courses are asynchronous, so students can access the course material when it is best for their schedule. 

The University Seminar Courses are for-credit courses worth a half credit (0.5 FCE). Depending on the student’s program of study, they may be able to use this course to fulfill a first-year elective requirement, or possibly a second-year elective requirement. This will enable students to take one less course during the Fall (September) or Winter (January) term. Ideally, students would lessen their course load in the Fall term.


This course will have no additional tuition associated with it. The tuition you pay for your Fall/Winter academic year will cover the cost of this course.

If your registration for fall/winter changes and you no longer enroll at Lakehead, you will be required to pay the tuition for this course (0.5 FCE) based on the program in which you were originally enrolled.

The following sections of UNIV are being offered this summer (July 15 to August 9, 2024). Please choose the section that best suits you:

For all incoming students - subject to approval
UNIV 1013 ADE*Special Section* for students in Nursing, Social Work, Kinesiology, and Psychology

Course Registration

Summer 2024 Course DatesJuly 15th - August 9th, 2024
Summer 2024 Registration DeadlineJuly 5, 2024

For more information and to register, please complete the Self Registration for UNIV Form.  Registration is open until Friday July 5, 2024.