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HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN GEOGRAPHY / HBA COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAM
The combined degree programs are administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Social Science.

The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA) and a BA Honors Specialization in Geography. In Years 1 and 2 students are registered in the Department of Geography and follow the normal curriculum for the Honors Specialization module. In Year 3, students are registered in the HBA program. Students are registered in the combined program in Years 4 and 5. Admission requirements for the combined program are outlined below.

Admission Requirements
To be eligible for consideration for admission to the combined program, in the first two years students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including Business Administration 2257. In Year 1 they must complete the admission requirements as specified in the current Academic Calendar for entry into the Honors Specialization module offered by the Department of Geography.

In Year 2 students must enrol in the Honors Specialization in the Department of Geography and satisfy the minimum progression requirements for the second year of that Honors Specialization. Under certain conditions, students who enrol in a Major in Geography in Year 2 may be eligible for admission to the combined degree program, but they will have to transfer into an Honors Specialization module in the Department of Geography if they are accepted into the combined degree program. Such a transfer is possible only if they have received the marks needed to transfer into an Honors Specialization module. Students must be able to complete all of the requirements of the combined degree program for that module, including breadth requirements and completion of essays.

In the first two years, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 78%, a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, and no mark less than 60%. They also must gain admission to the HBA program through the regular application process. In addition, students must normally attain a minimum weighted average of 78% in the first year of the HBA.

Students apply for the combined degree program during the HBA 1 year, typically their third year of University. Applications to the combined program must be made in writing to the Undergraduate Program Advisor of the Department of Geography and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Entrance to the program may be limited.

Year 1
5.0 courses including:
1.0 course from: Geography 1100, 1300A/B, 1400F/G, 1500F/G. (Senior students may also use Geography 2131A/B and/ or Geography 2153A/B in making up the 1.0 Geography admission requirement, as long as they were completed with a mark of at least 60%. Senior qualifying entry course(s) cannot be counted for subsequent program credit.)
1.0 course from Category B or C*
1.0 additional course from Category B or C recommended*
* Students are required in Year 1 to take at least 1.0 course from either Category B or C. However, in order to meet the breadth requirements of their degree, it is strongly recommended that students include in their Year 1 course selection 1.0 course from Category B and 1.0 course from Category C.

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 75% in 3.0 principal courses, including 1.0 course from Geography 1100, 1300A/B, 1400F/G, 1500F/G, 2131A/B, 2153A/B (if taken after September 2012), the former 020E, plus 2.0 additional courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%.

Note: If Geography 2131A/B or 2153A/B is used as the basis of admission, these courses cannot be used as part of the module.

Year 2
5.0 courses:
0.5 course: Geography 2210A/B* (must be taken in Year 2)
2.5 courses from the following 3.5 geography courses:
1.0 course: Geography 2220A/B, 2240A/B
1.0 course from: Geography 2410A/B, 2411F/G, 2420A/B, 2430A/B, 2450F/G, 2460F/G
1.0 course from: Geography 2310A/B, 2320A/B, 2330A/B, the former 2340A/B
0.5 course from: Geography courses numbered 2000 to 2099
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257
1.0 course: Option (must be a course from Category B or C if not completed in Year 1)
* In cases where an antirequisite statistics course has been taken instead, then an additional 0.5 course numbered 2200 or above in Geography must be taken to make up the 9.0 courses required for the module.

Year 3 (HBA1)
8.25 courses from: Business Administration 3300K, 3301K, 3302K, 3303K, 3304K, 3307K, 3311K, 3316K, 3321K, 3322K, 3323K (with at least a 78% average for combined degree acceptance)
Years 4 and 5 (HBA Requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5. No course is restricted to either year.)
5.0 courses:
0.5 course: (International Perspective Requirement) Business Administration 4505A/B
0.5 course: (Corporations and Society Perspectives Requirement) At least 0.5 course from Business Administration 4521A/B, 4522A/B, 4523A/B or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
1.0 course: (Applied Project Requirement) Business Administration 4430 or 4410
3.0 additional business elective courses. (These must be taken at the Business School and cannot be substituted with other Western courses.)
Years 4 and 5 (Geography)
6.0 courses:
The remaining 1.0 course from the following 3.5 geography courses:
1.0 course: Geography 2220A/B, 2240A/B
1.0 course from: Geography 2410A/B, 2411F/G, 2420A/B, 2430A/B, 2450F/G, 2460F/G
1.0 course from: Geography 2310A/B, 2320A/B, 2330A/B, the former 2340A/B
0.5 course from: Geography courses numbered 2000 to 2099
1.5 courses: Geography 3210A/B, 3250A/B, 4000A/B.
3.5 courses: Geography at the 2200 level or above, at least 2.0 of which must be at the 3000 level or above, with Geography 3000Y or 3001F/G strongly recommended. (Students wishing to pursue Graduate Studies are encouraged to take Geography 4900E or 4901E.)

Note: To complete the program in five years, students must take a 1.0 course overload in Year 4 or Year 5, or a 0.5 overload in both Years 4 and 5.

Program Requirements

Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.

Progression Standards
Students in the combined program must meet the progression standards of each Faculty or School. Students enrolled in HBA1 (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted average of at least 78%. In Years 4 and 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000- level HBA courses. They also must attain a minimum average of 75% in their Honors Specialization module and meet all other progression requirements of the Honors Specialization module in which they are enrolled.

Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the combined program progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined program. However, a student who has met the progression standards of either the HBA or Geography program will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. If the progression standards of both individual programs have been satisfied, the student may continue in either program and may petition the School or Faculty whose program was not selected for permission to complete that program at a later date. A student who is required to withdraw from the combined program and wishes to pursue either of the individual programs or both programs through a combined degree, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or combined programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).

Dean's Honor List
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purposes of determination of Dean's Honor List standing. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.

In Social Science, students will be considered for the Dean's Honor List in the usual way in Years 1 and 2, and at the end of Year 5 by considering all Social Science courses that have been taken in Years 4 and 5. Students who take at least 2.0 Social Science courses in Year 4 will be considered for the Dean's Honor List in that year on the basis of those courses.

Graduation

Upon completion of this combined program, students will receive a BA with Honors Specialization in Geography and a BA in Honors Business Administration.

Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility to graduate "With Distinction" for each degree is determined by each Faculty.

International Exchange Programs
Students in the combined HBA/Geography degree program may be eligible to participate in academic exchange programs. Interested students should discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and Geography Undergraduate Program Advisor.

Fees
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs. Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.
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