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Degree & Program Requirements


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I. Degree Requirements for an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hon. B.A.)
II. an Honours Bachelor of Science (Hon. B.Sc.)

In the requirements below the word "course" means a "full course" or two "half-courses"; in Section FIVE (Programs and Courses) "full courses" are listed as Y-courses, and "half-courses" are listed as H-courses.

I. To qualify for an Hon. B.A. or Hon. B.Sc. you must:

(a) Obtain standing (i.e., receive 50% or more) in at least 20 courses that meet the following criteria:
1. No more than six courses may be 100-series;
2. At least six courses must be 300+series courses (no more than one 300+series transfer credit may be counted towards these six);
3. No more than fifteen courses may have the same three-letter designator ("AST", "ENG", etc.).

(b) Complete ONE of the following program requirements (whether you receive an Hon. B.A. or an Hon. B.Sc. depends on the Program(s) you complete; see 3. in Program Requirements below):
1. one Specialist Program; or
2. two Major Programs, which must include TWELVE different courses; or
3. one Major and two Minor Programs, which must include TWELVE different courses; or
4. three Minor Programs, which must include TWELVE different courses.

(c) Complete the Distribution Requirement (see following pages)

(d) Obtain a Cumulative GPA of 1.85 or more by the time of graduation.

II.Degree Requirements for: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

In the requirements below the word "course" means a "full course" or two "half-courses"; in Section FIVE (Programs and Courses) "full courses" are listed as Y-courses, and "half-courses" are listed as H-courses.

II. To qualify for a B.A.* or B.Sc.*, you must:

(a) Obtain standing (i.e., receive 50% or more) in at least 15 courses that meet the following criteria:
1. No more than six courses may be 100-series;
2. At least three courses must be 300+series courses (no more than one 300+series transfer credit may be counted towards these three);
3. No more than ten courses may have the same three-letter designator ("AST", "ENG", etc.).;

(a) Complete ONE of the following program requirements (whether you receive a B.A. or a B.Sc. depends on the Program(s) you complete; see 3. in Program Requirements below): 1. one Major Program; or
2. two Minor Programs; the two Minors must include EIGHT different courses.

(b) Complete the Distribution Requirement (see following pages);

(c) Obtain a Cumulative GPA of 1.50 or more by the time of graduation.

* Students with a B.A. or B.Sc. who return to upgrade that degree to an Hon. B.A. or Hon. B.Sc. may exchange the B.A. or B.Sc. for an Honours degree. A B.A. leads only to an Hon. B.A.; a B.A. CANNOT be upgraded to an Hon. B.Sc., and a B.Sc. CANNOT be upgraded to an Hon. B.A. Five courses taken towards one degree may, on petition, be counted towards a different degree (see below under `Second Degree' Requirements).

Different degree regulations apply to students who first registered in the Faculty before Winter Session 1992; these students should consult their College Registrar.

Graduation

Students who expect to graduate at the end of a given session must notify their College Registrars in writing or use the student telephone service to make their degree requests by the dates specified in the Calendar. Prospective graduands should receive the following documents from the University:

1. a Program of Study Assessment form (late April/late August) from the program sponsor;

2. a letter from the Office of Statistics, Records and Convocation providing details of the convocation ceremony (late March/mid-October);

3. a Statement of Results (or letter for non-registered students) from the Office of the Faculty Registrar confirming degree eligibility (early June/early September).

"Second Degree" Reguirements

Students beginning a second degree are normally exempted from the first year of the degree requirements by being granted five (5.0) credits, four 100-level and one 200-level, regardless of the number of previous degrees held. Students who already hold a degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science or from Scarborough College may complete a second degree only of an alternate type (i.e. if a student has a B.A. degree then he/ she may not complete a second B.A. degree).

NOTE: In biological and science programs there may be occasions when scientific observations are made by students on themselves or on fellow students. These include common diagnostic or immunization procedures. Unless a valid reason ex- ists, students are expected to participate in such exercises. If any investigative work involving student participation does not form part of the program, participation is voluntary


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