Students Who Have Completed a Professional Degree and are Seeking a 3 or 4 Year
Bachelor Degree or an Honors Bachelor Degree
Students who have been awarded a professional degree by this or another accredited university may be granted advanced standing for a maximum of 10.0 courses toward fulfillment of graduation requirements for a 3 or 4 Year Bachelor degree, or a 4 year Honors Bachelor degree. Consult the Faculty offering the second degree.
Students Who Have Completed a 3 or 4 Year or Honors Bachelor Degree and Are
Seeking a Professional Degree
Students who have received a 3 or 4 Year or Honors Bachelor Degree from this or another accredited university may be granted advanced standing toward a professional degree. Consult the Faculty offering the professional degree.
Students Who Have Already Completed a Professional Degree and are Seeking a
Second Professional Degree.
Students who have already received a professional degree from this or another accredited university may be granted advanced standing towards the fulfillment of graduation requirements of a second professional degree. Consult the Faculty offering the professional degree.
Concurrent Degrees - One Professional and One Bachelor Degree Taken at the Same Time
Students who are currently registered in a professional degree may apply for permission to register concurrently in a Bachelor degree. Tuition fees applicable to the professional degree will be assessed and primary registration will reflect the Faculty offering the professional degree. Students must consult the Dean's office of both Faculties for permission to register in, progress in and graduate with a second undergraduate degree with an Honors Specialization, Specialization or Major module.
A complete statement by the Dean of the Faculty offering the 3 or 4 Year or Honors Bachelor degree must be forwarded to the student, with a copy to the Office of the Registrar specifying:
a. The courses that may be credited towards both degrees to a maximum of 10.0, with no more than 5.0 courses from faculties other than Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences (excluding Nursing), Information and Media Studies, Science and Social Science.
b. The number and kind of courses required to complete graduation requirements for the second degree including all senior courses for the Honors Specialization, Specialization or Major.
c. These Concurrent Degree regulations do not apply to Senate-approved Combined or Joint degrees.
NOTE: In the case of professional degrees for which normal admission requires one or two years of study in a Bachelor degree, the courses taken as part of such a degree must be included among the 10.0 courses double credited towards both degrees.
Students are encouraged to obtain academic counselling from the Dean of each Faculty during the course of their concurrent degree. Students who fail to meet the progression requirements of either degree will be required to withdraw from the concurrent degree.
Combined / Joint Degrees
Students who wish to complete Combined or Joint Degrees
Combined or Joint Degrees are Senate-approved degrees created by two Faculties where one or both degrees are professional degrees. Normally, these academic options are listed within Departmental or Faculty degree availability sections. Some examples are as follows:
Bachelor of Engineering Science and Juris Doctor
Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy
Structure of the Degree S.07-064