Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

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Degree Requirements and Graduation

APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION AND NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO GRADUATE

An Application to Graduate must be completed through the Student Center by April 30 in the Winter term by each student who expects to graduate at the Spring Convocation.

An Application to Graduate must be completed through the Student Center by September 8 of each year by each student who expects to graduate at the Autumn Convocation.

Graduate students must comply with the Application to Graduate process as set out by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The onus is on students to verify, on their Application to Graduate, the degree and program of study to appear on their diplomas and transcripts. Applicants must inform the Registrar, in writing, if they wish to change their name, to question their degree designation, or to postpone their graduation.

Candidates who meet the requirements for graduation in the degree and program of study specified on their Application to Graduate will graduate at the Convocation specified on the Application. Students who fail to meet the requirements for the specified degree and program of study will not graduate at the specified Convocation and should consult the Dean of their Faculty regarding alternative graduation possibilities.
Upon receipt of Applications for Graduation, the Office of the Registrar will review the academic records to identify and advise those students who will not be eligible to graduate even with the successful completion of courses in which they currently are enrolled.

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Application for Graduation

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BREADTH REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR DEGREES

First-Year Program

Students are required to meet the breadth requirements for bachelor degrees in order to widen their knowledge and understanding across a broader range of disciplines. Exposure to different disciplines enables students to develop insight and experience in areas distinct from their main fields of study.

First-Year Program
Students registering in general first-year programs must choose courses that fulfill the basic requirement of 5.0 courses numbered 1000-1999. The 5.0 courses must include at least four different subjects with no more than 2.0 courses in one subject. Additionally, students are subject to the Breadth Requirements outlined below. Students are encouraged to take an essay course in first year.

Except with Special Permission, a student must not register for a full program of senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) until the 5.0 courses of first year have been completed satisfactorily.

Students are responsible for choosing courses that fulfill the prerequisites for senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999). Specific prerequisites are included in the individual course descriptions listed in the UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION. If in doubt, students should seek appropriate counselling and consult directly with the department(s) concerned. Prospective first-year students should seek help in choosing courses during the Summer Academic Orientation.

Part-time students who have completed 1.0 first-year course are eligible to register in senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) for which they have completed the prerequisite(s). Part-time students who have a substantial background and interest in a particular subject area are eligible, on written recommendation of the Dean of their Faculty, to register in a senior course pertinent to that subject prior to the completion of a first-year course. All part-time students must successfully complete the 5.0 first-year courses within their first 10.0 courses attempted.

Breadth Requirements for First Year
First-year students must include 1.0 course from each of two of the three categories (A, B, and C) shown below.

Breadth Requirements for Graduation
At least 1.0 course must be chosen from each of the three categories (A, B, and C) shown below. Any outstanding breadth requirement not completed in first year must be completed prior to graduation. Note: Not all subjects listed below offer first-year courses.

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Category A

Category A:

Social Science
Anthropology, Economics, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Leadership Studies, Management and Organizational Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary
American Studies, Canadian Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions, Dance, Disability Studies, Digital Communication, Education, Family Studies, Global Studies, Governance, Leadership and Ethics (GLE),Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Media and the Public Interest, Media, Information and Technoculture, Nursing, Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Justice and Peace Studies, Social Science, Transitional Justice.

Various
Business Administration, Foods and Nutrition, Human Ecology, Law, Music, Social Work, Thanatology

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Category B

Category B:

Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French Studies, Intercultural Communications, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theatre Studies, Theological Studies, Visual Arts History, Visual Arts Studio, Western Thought and Civilization, Women's Studies, World Literatures and Cultures, Writing

Languages
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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Category C

Category C:

Engineering
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Green Process Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Software Engineering

Medical Science
Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Chemical Biology, Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Health Informatics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pathology and Toxicology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology

Science
Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Differential Equations, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, History of Science, Integrated Science, Linear Algebra, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Planetary Science, Science, Statistical Sciences

Various
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Financial Modelling

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

RELATED:

For information about how Pre-University level introductory courses (0001-0999) relate to essay and breadth requirements, see COURSE NUMBERING POLICY, ESSAY COURSES, AND HOURS OF INSTRUCTION

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BRESCIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY FOR MODULES IN HEALTH SCIENCES (BHSc) AND KINESIOLOGY

Bachelor of Health Sciences Program

Students may apply to take a Major or Minor module in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program while enrolled at Brescia University College. Due to the limited enrolment nature of the program, applications for the Major module for both internal and external senior transfer students from Brescia (i.e., those who wish to transfer in Year 2, 3 or 4) will be assessed by the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Please consult the Academic Counsellor at Brescia University College for further information.
 
School of Kinesiology

Students may apply for admission to the Major module in the Kinesiology BA program while enrolled at Brescia University College. Due to the limited enrolment nature of the program, applications for the Major module for both internal and external senior transfer students from Brescia (i.e., those who wish to transfer in Year 2, 3 or 4) will be assessed by the School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Brescia students doing a Double Major that includes a Kinesiology Major module will receive the degree associated with the program in which they are enrolled at Brescia University College. Please consult the Academic Counsellor at Brescia University College for further information.

 
For further information see http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/affiliation/HS_BUC.pdf

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS

General Definition of Certificates and Diplomas
A Certificate should be awarded when the following criteria are met:

    1. normally a pre-degree program;
    2. normally requiring up to the equivalent of one calendar year or more to complete; and
    3. normally consisting of a minimum of 3.0 degree-credit courses, frequently in combination with a certificate-credit component.

A Diploma should be awarded when the following criteria are met:

    1. normally a post-degree program;
    2. normally requiring the equivalent of one calendar year or more to complete; and
    3. normally consisting of a minimum of 5.0 degree-credit courses.

 

Academic Handbook, General Policy, Certificates and Diplomas

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CONVOCATION; GRADUATION DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

Convocation Ceremonies

CONVOCATION CEREMONIES
For the policy on scheduling Convocation ceremonies see the Structure of the Academic Year policy at: www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/general/structure.pdf . Currently scheduled information on convocation is on the Senate website: www.uwo.ca/univsec/senate

Recipients of Certificates and Diplomas will be listed in the Convocation Program, and will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremonies.

Recipients of Two Degrees, Diplomas or Certificates
When a candidate is to be awarded two degrees, diplomas or certificates (or any combination of these) during one convocation period, the Registrar will be permitted to release both diplomas to the graduand at the convocation ceremony of the first degree program scheduled in the convocation period.

Awarding Double Degrees at Convocation
For students who are eligible to receive two degrees at convocation:

  1. If both degrees are to be awarded at the same convocation ceremony, the student may cross the stage only once, and must make a choice as to the degree grouping with which he or she will process. Both diplomas will be given to the graduate offstage.
  2. If the two degrees are to be awarded at different convocation ceremonies, the student may cross the stage in one or both ceremonies. Both diplomas will be given to the graduate at the first of the ceremonies in which he or she participates.


Degrees, Diplomas And Certificates [To Be Officially Awarded at Convocation Ceremonies]
Degrees, diplomas and certificates will be officially conferred or awarded at the appropriate convocation ceremony following successful completion of the program requirements and an application to graduate if required, or will be available for pickup by the graduate within 3 business days subsequent to the ceremony.

Degrees, diplomas and certificates are retained in The Office of the Registrar for two years after Convocation.

Degrees, diplomas and certificates normally will not be awarded in advance of convocation ceremonies. A degree, diploma, or certificate may be released early at the discretion of the Office of the Registrar if the student demonstrates that the document is required by an employer or for a work visa and if it is determined that the student is eligible and has applied to graduate. Students presenting an official offer of employment or deadline relating to an application for a visa may, by application and payment of the appropriate fee to the Office of the Registrar, request release of their document no sooner than four weeks prior to their scheduled convocation. The document released will bear the date of the appropriate scheduled convocation ceremony.

All other students who require notice of confirmation that their program has been completed (in addition to an official transcript) may apply to the Office of the Registrar with a request for a letter attesting to the fact that they have completed the requirements of their program.

If a student’s degree, diploma or certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed OR the student requires a duplicate or duplicates, subsequent diplomas can be produced by application and payment of the appropriate fee to the Office of the Registrar. All subsequent degrees, diplomas and certificates will be issued:

    • using the current Western diploma printing standards and Officers
    • with the words “Duplicate Copy” affixed to the parchment

(Exception for DDS graduates who satisfy requirements between June and October)

Degree Diplomas for DDS Graduates:
In order to practice dentistry, graduates of the DDS program must present a copy of their diploma to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons and thus obtain a certificate of registration. In April 1994, Senate approved that the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) be granted retroactively to June for students who satisfy all of the requirements for graduation after the June convocation date for Dentistry but before the October convocation. Based on this precedent, Senate approved procedures for granting a DDS degree to a student in the program who completes the degree requirements after Autumn Convocation in October. The date that will appear on the degree is the date on which all degree requirements were completed. The graduate's name and the date of the degree will appear in the Program of the Spring Convocation Program that next follows, and the graduate may request the opportunity to participate in the Spring Convocation next following.

In Absentia Convocation in February
Senate approved the establishment of an in absentia Convocation to be held in mid-February for students who complete their degree requirements by the end of the preceding fall semester. Students who have their degrees conferred in February will be given the opportunity to participate in the appropriate June Convocation ceremony.

The deadline to receive applications for graduation in February (i.e., at the in absentia February Convocation) is set as January 22. The in absentia February Convocation will be scheduled for the last Friday in February.

Statement re Posthumous Degrees
Contingent on approval by the dean, a posthumous degree may be granted at a Convocation ceremony.

Scheduling for Ivey Fall Convocation
An autumn convocation ceremony will be held for graduates from programs of the Richard Ivey School of Business, normally scheduled at the end of August.

Policy on Eligibility for Participating in the Spring Hong Kong Convocation Ceremonies

Secretariat’s note: The Hong Kong Convocation Ceremony was suspended effective September 1, 2016.

There will be a University-wide Convocation Ceremony in Hong Kong that involves, in addition to those who complete their Executive MBA degree in Hong Kong, any undergraduate or graduate student who was eligible to graduate at a preceding Convocation ceremony in London or in the Spring ceremony of the same year. All students are required to apply to participate in the Hong Kong ceremony and will receive either their degree diploma (if not collected at a London ceremony) or a Certificate of Participation. Students identified to participate who normally would have their degrees conferred in the subsequent June, are still eligible to be recognized in Hong Kong. However, their degrees will be conferred officially at the June convocation, and their diplomas will be mailed to them upon request. Note: Some details relating to a June graduate’s academic achievement may not be known (“with distinction,” gold medal winner, etc.) in time for identification at the May Hong Kong Ceremonies.

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Diplomas and Certificates

Graduation Diplomas and Certificates

The designation of "Bachelor" will be used on diplomas with the designation of "Baccalaureate" approved for use on diplomas upon request by individual students. [S.95- 110] For diplomas of Masters and Doctoral degrees the designation “Master” or “Doctor” will be used.

Undergraduate students who qualify for Graduation "With Distinction" will receive the designation on diplomas.

Effective January 1, 1999, all Bachelor/Baccalaureate degree diplomas will include the student’s Area(s) of Concentration. The option of requesting a replacement diploma is available to students who graduated prior to 1999 upon payment of the diploma replacement fee.

At its February 1999 meeting, Senate reaffirmed that :

    all diplomas (for degree programs and diploma programs) and certificates (for certificate programs) will be in English
    all and only Honorary Degree diplomas will be in Latin, and
     programs approved by Senate for diplomas/certificates not in English, e.g., the Certificat de Français Pratique, will be exceptions to this policy.


For graduation diplomas, the wording of the program taken will follow this format:

Honors Degree BACHELOR OF ARTS
Honors Philosophy
Combined Honors Degree BACHELOR OF ARTS
Honors Anthropology and English
Honors Degree with an Area of Concentration in another Subject BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Honors Mathematics with French
Three Year Degree BACHELOR OF ARTS
English
Four -Year Degree BACHELOR OF ARTS
Four Year Program
Computer Science
Four Year Degree with an Area of Concentration in another Subject BACHELOR OF ARTS
Four Year Program
French with Philosophy

 

(For New Academic Choices)
Effective for Spring Convocation 2005, all Bachelor/Baccalaureate degree diplomas will have the name of the degree with Honors Specialization, Major(s), or Specialization module(s) earned by the student and “With Distinction”, if appropriate. For example,

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Honors Specialization in Geology and Biology

BACHELOR OF ARTS
Major in English Language and Literature
Major in Film Studies

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Specialization in Environmental Science

If Minor modules have been successfully completed, this will show on students’ transcripts and academic records only. They will not appear on the diploma.

Students who have successfully completed the Dentistry Qualifying Program from 1999 to 2005 may return their Qualifying Program certificates and, following payment of a diploma replacement fee, receive a DDS degree diploma.
 
Degree Diploma Wording

Degree diplomas will have the following wording:

"The Senate on the recommendation of the (Faculty/School/College) has conferred upon (graduate's name) the degree of (degree name) with all its rights, privileges and obligations.

Given at London, Canada, on the (date) day of (month), (year), in the (appropriate year, e.g, 2001 will be the one hundred and twenty -third year) of the University."

The University of Western Ontario will be the only institution cited on the degree diploma unless specific approval is granted by Senate.


Degree Diploma Wording for Graduate Student Diplomas

Effective from July 1, 2008, the degree diplomas for graduate students will state that "Senate on recommendation of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has conferred upon (graduate's name) the degree of (degree name) with all its rights, privileges and obligations." The change has resulted from the change in the name of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Any student who graduated prior to June 30, 2008, will have the Faculty of Graduate Studies cited on his/her diploma.

Exception for MBA diplomas: The location at which Master of Business Administration degrees are conferred is to be removed from MBA degree diplomas effective May 15, 2001.

[Secretarial Note: Any Western students who are not in the MBA program may apply to participate in the Convocation ceremonies in Hong Kong (see policy in Section 1 on Convocation above). If they choose to do so, their degree diplomas will maintain the statement, “Given at London, Canada...” The certificate of participation will show that graduation was at the Hong Kong Convocation ceremonies.]


Revision to the Name of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry on Diplomas

Effective from September 1, 2005, all references to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, the Schulich School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry will be changed to recognize the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, e.g., “The Senate, o n the recommendation of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry...”

Exception for Programs offered in Collaboration with Fanshawe College:
Collaborative programs offered with Fanshawe College recognize both Western and Fanshawe on Western’s graduation diplomas, e.g., “The Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Human Services, Fanshawe College, has conferred upon (graduate’s name) the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.”

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences program is offered jointly by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the Faculty of Science and as such, both Faculty names will appear on BMSc diplomas.

    [(09JUN) i.e., "The Senate on the recommendation of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Faculty of Science has conferred upon (graduate's name) the degree of (degree name) with all its rights, privileges and obligations....”]


Faculty of Science: Earth Sciences Programs for Professional Registration

Degrees for students in the Earth Sciences Programs for Professional Registration will be issued in the future as:

    BSc Honors Geology for Professional Registration
    BSc Honors Environmental Geoscience for Professional Registration
    BSc Honors Geophysics for Professional Registration

 
Recording Students' Names on Academic Records and Degree Diplomas
In order to maintain the integrity of the University’s student records, each student is required to provide either on application for admission or on personal data forms required for registration, his/her complete legal name. Any requests to change a student’s name by means of alteration, deletion, substitution or addition, must be accompanied by acceptable documentation except as described below.

Printing the Students' Names on Degree Diplomas
Students' names (first, middle and last names), as confirmed during the application to graduate process, will be printed on Degree Diplomas in capital letters. Students wishing to include lower case letters or accents in their names must follow the "Request to Change Students' Names on Degree Diplomas and Transcripts" as listed below.

Requests to Change Students’ Names on Academic Records
See “Academic Records and Student Transcripts” www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/general/records.pdf.

Requests to Change Students’ Names on Degree Diplomas and Transcripts
Students who wish to include a variation of their complete name for the purpose of their printed degree are required to put this request in writing to the Office of the Registrar. The name variation for the printed degree will be retained as part of the student's permanent record and displayed on official transcripts with the degree conferral information*.

To maintain data integrity, name change requests will not be accepted by email or through third parties without written authorization by the student.

The following are examples of acceptable requests for student name changes without documentation:

Change Example
Truncation of names Alexander to A.
Diminutives of names James to Jim
Variation in the order of names Surname/Given name
Use of religious names Addition of Mohammad
Removal of middle names Jane Ann Smith to Jane Smith
Using both capital and lower case letters MACKENZIE to MacKENZIE
MCKENNA to McKENNA
VON KUSTER to Von KUSTER
Addition of accents NOELLE to NOËLLE
FRANCOIS to FRANÇOIS

*Requests to include accents will NOT be included on official transcripts or displayed as part of the student's centrally maintained academic record.

Spelling and language to be used:
Orthography: “Program” vs “Programme” and “Honors” vs. “Honours”
[1969] The Secretary of Senate stated that Senate Minutes since 1878 (the year Western was founded) had been consistent in the spelling of the two words. Convocation programs had been published since that time in
accordance with Senate custom. [1997] Senate reaffirmed the University’s use of the “Honors” spelling.

Approvals and Signatures:
On behalf of the Senate, the Provost approves the list of Candidates for Degrees upon the recommendation of the Registrar. The list of Candidates approved by the Provost is appended as Appendix A to the Official Minutes of the June and October meetings of Senate.

Signatures required for degree and diploma program diplomas and for certificate program certificates are those of the Registrar, Dean of the relevant faculty and President of the University
 
Format:
The size of Western diplomas for students successfully completing diploma programs will be 11" x 17", the same size as degree diplomas. The size of Western certificates will be 8.5" x 11".

Effective from Spring 2003, paper stock used is Pegasus Brilliant White 80lb. smooth (formerly 80M Classic Crest Cover, Solar White and 60# white Parchtone).

Diplomas have blind embossed gold foil coat -of-arms with gold foil Seal of the University sitting on a gold foil circle, surrounded by a gold foil ring in the lower left corner with “The UNIVERSITY of WESTERN ONTARIO” in purple. All remaining text in black, including signatures. Honorary degree diplomas follow the same style, except that the text is in Latin and the signatures of the President and Registrar are applied manually.

Certificates to have purple coat -of-arms with gold foil Seal of the University in the lower left corner with “The UNIVERSITY of WESTERN ONTARIO” in purple. All remaining text in black, including signatures.

 

Academic Handbook, General Policy, Convocation and Graduation Diplomas

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COURSE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

1. Students fulfilling all the requirements for graduation in any bachelor degree program at Western must complete at least 10.0 courses (including 5.0 senior courses) at Western or one of its Affiliated University Colleges;

or

Transfer students admitted with transfer credit must complete a minimum of 5.0 senior courses in the 15.0-course degree programs or 10.0 courses in the four-year and honors programs.

2. Not more than 5.0 courses may be taken at another university on a Letter of Permission to fulfill graduation requirements for any baccalaureate program at Western.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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DEAN'S HONOR LIST AND GRADUATION

Dean's Honor List

DEAN'S HONOR LIST

The following statements apply to undergraduate students in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Information and Media Studies, Music, Science and Social Science, and at Brescia University College, Huron University College and King’s University College.

Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are named to the Dean’s Honor List in May and August of each year.

1. In May of each year the Dean of each Faculty establishes an Honor List containing the names of all full time students registered in that Faculty who completed a minimum of 4.0 courses during the previous Fall/Winter Session (September-April) and earned an average of 80% or more with no failed courses.

2. Part time students may qualify for the list in May or August each time they accumulate a new set of at least 5.0 consecutive courses and earn an 80% average with no failed courses within that set.

3. Full or part time graduating students who attained Dean’s Honor List standing at their last checkpoint and maintained a cumulative average of 80% on any courses taken from then until graduation will be named to the Dean’s Honor List upon graduation.

4. Grades received on a Letter of Permission will be included in the average.

The following statements apply to other undergraduate faculties/schools/programs:

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Richard Ivey School of Business

Richard Ivey School of Business: The honors designations that are available to HBA students are listed below. If an HBA student is found in breach of the Ivey Student Code of Conduct, the student may be ineligible to receive any of the honors designations – Dean’s Honors List, Ivey Scholar, Gold Medal, “With Distinction” – and may not be included in the Ivey Ring Tradition Ceremony.

a. Pass with Distinction: Students in the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program who achieve an overall average of at least 80% on a full year's work in HBA1 or HBA2, as defined by the program, will be designated as Pass with Distinction on Western’s transcripts.
b. Dean’s Honor List: A student must complete a full year’s course work as defined by the program and attain grades in the top 25% of the class to receive the Dean’s Honor List standing on Western’s transcripts. Students may attain Dean’s Honor List standing at the end of HBA1 and at the end of HBA2. The average excludes exchange and non-Ivey courses.
c. Ivey Scholar: A student who achieves a standing in the top 10% in both HBA1 and HBA2 will be designated as an Ivey Scholar on Western’s transcripts. Students may attain Ivey Scholar designation only at the end of HBA2. The HBA1 and HBA2 averages exclude exchange and non-Ivey courses.

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School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry: students must complete a full year’s work as defined by the program and achieve an average of 80% or have a special recommendation of the Director.

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Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education: students progressing from year 1 to year 2 in the BEd program who achieve an overall weighted average of at least 85%, with no failed courses, will qualify for inclusion on the Dean’s Honor List.

Starting with the graduating class in 2019 the following policy is in effect:

At the end of each of years 1 and 2, students in the B.Ed. program who achieve an overall weighted average of at least 85%, with no failed courses, will qualify for inclusion on the Dean’ s Honor List

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Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering: to be named to the Dean’s Honor List, students in Engineering must complete a minimum of five courses (5.0 credits) in the academic year (i.e., September - April) and achieve an average of 80% on all courses with no failed courses.

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Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law: students must complete a full year's work as defined by the program and be in the top 10% of the class to be named to the Dean's Honor List for that year.

Only the grades earned in courses taken at the Faculty of Law in a particular year (provided those courses total at least 14 credit hours) are used to calculate a student's standing for an overall achievement award in that year. Students who attend the Faculty of Law on a letter of permission from another law school are not considered for the Dean's Honor List or an overall achievement award in that year.

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School of Nursing

School of Nursing: students who have achieved an 80 percent in each course, excluding electives, will be considered for Dean’s Honor List.

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Undergraduate Combined Degree Programs

The following statements apply to Undergraduate Combined Degree Programs:
Students who are registered in the Fall/Winter session in an approved program of full-time studies leading to two undergraduate degrees will be adjudicated for the Dean’s Honor List of each Faculty provided that at least 3.5 courses of the year’s work have been approved for credit toward the particular degree.

1. Engineering:
Students registered in a combined degree program will be adjudicated for the Dean's Honor List for Engineering based on all courses taken in the academic year (i.e., September - April) provided the student is registered in a minimum of five courses (5.0 credits). In addition, an average of 80% must be achieved on all courses taken towards the BESc degree with no failed courses.

Engineering and Business:
For Engineering students in the BESc/BA(HBA) program, refer to point 1 above. For Business students in this program, refer to point 2 below.
Engineering and Law:
For Engineering students in the BESc/JD program, refer to point 1 above. At the Law School, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of Law (Year Four).  Students enrolled in Years Five and Six of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor List provided they take Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours. Only the Law courses will be used in the calculation for the Dean’s Honor List for Law.


2. Business - all Combined Degree Programs:
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 and only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honor List standing.

Exception:

A) Business and Law (HBA/JD program)
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 5 and 6 of the combined degree program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year 6 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honor List standing.

A student who takes Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours in each of Years 5 and 6 of the combined program is considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law in that year on the basis of those courses.

B) JD/MBA program
Students are considered for the Dean’s Honor List at the Faculty of Law during their first year of Law and at the Richard Ivey School of Business during their first year of the MBA.

In the third and fourth years of the combined program, students who take Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours in any year are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law on the basis of those courses.

In the fourth year, students also are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Business School on the basis of the MBA courses taken during the third and fourth years of the combined program. Only grades obtained in 6000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for determining Dean’s Honor List standing. Courses taken on exchange and courses taken outside of the Richard Ivey School of Business are excluded.

C) Business and Health Sciences
For Business, see point 2 above. In the Faculty of Health Sciences, students will be adjudicated for the Dean’s Honor List based on all courses taken in the academic year (i.e., September – April) provided the student is registered in a minimum of five courses. In addition, an average of 80% must be achieved on all courses taken toward the BHSc degree with no failed courses.

D) Business and Media, Information and Technoculture
For Business, see point 2 above. In the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, students may be eligible for the Dean’s Honor list in Years 4 and 5. Adjudication will be based on having an overall 80% average on all courses (including both MIT and HBA courses) taken in each academic year.

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Graduation

GRADUATION "WITH DISTINCTION"

Students in degree programs who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will graduate "with distinction".

Exceptions:

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Education

Education: Students in BEd programs must achieve an overall minimum weighted average of 85% to graduate With Distinction.

Starting with the graduating class in 2019 the following policy is in effect:
Graduating students who obtain cumulative averages within the top 10% of graduating student averages within the program will graduate “With Distinction.”

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Engineering

Engineering: Students must fulfill Dean's Honor List criteria for every year of study after first year to graduate With Distinction. Students who were not registered in a full course load because of transfer credit(s), dual degrees, or varsity sports will be assessed on an individual basis by a committee.

 

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Law

  • Law: Students must be on the Dean's Honor List in at least two of their three years in the Law program to graduate With Distinction.

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Nursing

  • Nursing: In order to graduate ‘with distinction’ the student will have achieved an average grade in the top 10% of the class, with a minimum average of 85%, no course failures, and no course average below 70%.

 
Graduands of diploma or certificate programs offered by Western who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will receive the designation "With Distinction".

Notes:

  • Students who qualify for Graduation "With Distinction" will receive the designation on diplomas, transcripts and reports.
  • Letters of Permission: In accordance with the Letter of Permission Senate policy, letter of permission grades will be recorded as numeric values and included in the overall average for the calculation of Graduation "With Distinction".
  • Since the designation "With Distinction" is conferred only when a student has achieved a certain average, a failure to achieve graduation with distinction may not be appealed (although the grades on which the designation is based may be appealed. See Section on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.)



Eligibility for Honors Designations at the Ivey Graduate Programs
For Eligibility for Honors Designations at the Ivey Graduate Programs and Combined JD/MBA Program, see Dean's Honor List - Grad and Undergrad

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Dean's Honor List and Graduation "With Distinction"

 

RELATED:

EXCHANGE
For notes on exchange course grades and Dean's Honor List eligibility, see EXCHANGE COURSE GRADES

MARKING SCALES
For Marking Scales , see MARKS/GRADES; DEFINITIONS OF GRADES; GRADING SCALES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.

PROGRESSION
See PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS.

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DENTISTRY - PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Time Limitation for Completion of Program
The four-year program of studies leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) must be completed in no more than five consecutive full years (sixty months) from the date of initial registration in the Faculty of Dentistry. A student who fails to complete the program in five years must withdraw from the School of Dentistry.

In the event that students fail to complete satisfactorily his/her course of study within the stipulated period of five years, it would be under only extenuating circumstances that readmission would be granted and this only after an application for readmission had been approved by the Director of Dentistry.

Progression without Condition

To complete a year's work and be permitted to register in the succeeding year of the dental program, a student must:

a) Satisfactorily complete the prescribed assignments for both credit and non-credit courses;
b) Obtain at least a Pass level (60%) of performance in each credit course.

Notes:

i) A course shall be defined as a discrete division of a general subject and is characterized by specific instruction and by examination specific to the said course.  Where a general subject is not divided into discrete divisions it shall, for the purpose of these regulations, be considered a course.
ii) In each course, the ratio of term grades to final examination grades is determined by the teaching staff of the department concerned.A student who obtains an average at the Honors level (80%) in a year's work is considered to have passed that year with Honors.


Eligibility for Awards
Students in the Faculty of Dentistry are required to achieve a passing grade without benefit of supplemental examination(s) in all courses of the academic year, to be eligible for Professional Awards (excluding Scholarships and Bursaries) in that year.

Conditional Progression
A  student  may  be  given  permission  by  the  Director  of  Dentistry  to  progress  or  continue  in  the  dental  program with conditions as noted below:

First and Second Years
A first or second year student who fails either the written and/or preclinical laboratory component(s) of a course, may be granted permission to write a supplemental examination in either or both components of that course, provided the student's overall average in all courses taken that year is at least 65%.

Third and Fourth Years
A third or fourth year student who fails the written component of a course, may be granted a supplemental examination in that component, provided his/her overall average in the written components of all courses taken that year is at least 65%.

If, by the end of the academic year, a student in third or fourth year has not completed all clinical cases, requirements  and  other  assignments  prescribed  in  a  clinical  component  of  a  course,  but  has  an  overall passing grade in those activities that have been done, the Clinical Division may recommend that a grade of 'Incomplete' be given.  The recommendation will include:

1) The type and extent of the work to be completed;
2) The date on which it must be completed;
3) The name of the Division who will evaluate the student's work;
4) The date by which the final grade will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office;

No supplemental examinations will be permitted in the clinical component of third or fourth year courses 5320 and 5420. If, by the end of the academic year, a student in third or fourth year has a failing grade in a clinical discipline within 5320/5420, that student shall be given a grade of "Fail" in 5320/5420.

Unsatisfactory Standing
A student shall be considered to have failed the year if the student attains:

1. Less than a Pass level of performance (60%) in one or more courses or components of courses where supplemental examination(s) are not granted,
2. Less than a Pass level of performance (60%) in a supplemental examination.

Readmission
A  student  who  fails  to  complete  the  program  in  five  years  will  be  required  to  withdraw  from  the  dental program and will not normally be readmitted. Readmission to the dental program following withdrawal for unsatisfactory standing is subject to the following conditions:

1. A  student  may  be  permitted  to  repeat that  year.  Permission  to  repeat  first  year  is  seldom  given and  then  only  under  extenuating  circumstances.  Permission  to  repeat  one  of  the  subsequent  years is normally given but is subject to a vacancy being available in the year to be repeated.
2. Applications for readmission must be submitted in writing to the Director of Dentistry on or before  August 15 of the year in which readmission is being sought.
3. A student who is granted permission to repeat a year is required to repeat all courses of the failed year  that  have  a  clinical  component,  regardless  of  the  achievement  level.  All  prescribed  work must  be  completed  satisfactorily  or  the  student  will  be  required  to  withdraw  from  the  Faculty of Dentistry. Supplemental examination privileges are not normally extended to students repeating a year.

A  student  who  voluntarily  withdraws  from  a  specific  year  of  instruction  before  the  end  of  the  Fall-Term may  apply  for  readmission  to  the  Director  of  Dentistry  by  July  1  next  following.  In  such  event,  the  year  from which the student withdrew would not be counted within the sixty-month period allowed to complete the program

Reports
At the end of each academic year, a report will be mailed by the Office of the Registrar’s Office to each student showing the numerical (percentage) grade achieved in each course. The key to grades is:

 Mark  Grade  Performance
 80-100  A  Honors
 70-79  B  Pass
 60-69  C  Pass
 59 and below  F  Fail
 SRP  ---  Supplemental Examination/Remedial Work passed
 IPR  ---  In Progress
 INC  ---  Incomplete

Report will also show quartile standing (an indication of class ranking)

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The DDS Program for Internationally Trained Dentists

Time Limitation for Completion of Program
The two-year program of studies leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) must be completed in no more than three consecutive years (thirty-six months) from date of the initial registration.  A student who fails to complete the program in three years must withdraw from the School.

In the event that the student fails to complete their course of study satisfactorily within the stipulated period of three years, it would be only under extenuating circumstances that readmission would be granted and this only after an application for readmission had been approved by the Director of Dentistry.

Non-Credit Courses
In addition to the credit courses, students are required to attend the non-credit courses.

Progression Without Condition
To complete a year’s work and be permitted to register in the succeeding year of the DDS ITD dental program, a student must:

1. satisfactorily complete the prescribed assignments for both credit and non-credit courses, and
2. obtain at least a Pass level of performance (60%) in each credit course

Notes:

i. A course shall be defined as a discrete division of a general subject and is characterized by specific instruction and by examination specific to the said course.  Where a general subject is not divided into discrete divisions it shall, for the purpose of these regulations, be considered a course.
ii. In each course, the ratio of term grades to final examination grades is determined by the teaching staff of the department concerned.

A student who obtains an average at the Honors level (80%) in a year’s work is considered to have passed that year with Honors.

Eligibility for Awards
Students in Dentistry are required to achieve a passing grade without benefit of supplemental examinations(s) in all courses of the academic year, to be eligible for Professional Awards (excluding Scholarships and Bursaries) in that year.

Conditional Progression
A student may be given permission by the Dentistry Council to progress or continue in the DDS ITD Program with conditions as noted below:

First (ITD1) and Second (ITD2) Years
A first year (ITD1) or second year (ITD2) student who fails the written component of a course may be granted a supplemental examination in that component provided that the student’s overall average in the written components of all courses taken that year is at least 65%.

If, by the end of the academic year, a student in the first or second year of the program has not completed all clinical cases, requirements, and other assignments prescribed in a clinical component of a course, but has an overall passing grade in those activities that have been done, the Clinical Division may recommend that a grade of “Incomplete” be given.  The recommendation will include:

1. the type and extent of the work to be completed;
2. the date on which it must be completed;
3. the name of the Division that will evaluate the student’s work;
4. the date by which the final grade will be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office.

No supplemental examinations will be permitted in the clinical components of second or third year courses, 5320 and 5420. If, by the end of the academic year, a student in first or second year has a failing grade in a clinical discipline within 5320/5420, that student shall be given a grade of “Fail” in 5320/5420.

Unsatisfactory Standing
A student shall be considered to have failed the year if the student attains:

1. less than a Pass level of performance (60%) in one or more courses or components of courses where supplemental examination(s) are not granted,
2. less than a Pass level of performance (60%) in a supplemental examination.

Readmission
A student who fails to complete the program in three years will be required to withdraw from the DDS ITD Program and will not normally be readmitted.  Readmission to the DDS ITD Program following withdrawal for unsatisfactory academic standing is subject to the following conditions:

1. A student may be permitted to repeat that year, subject to a vacancy being available in the year to be repeated.
2. Applications for readmission must be submitted in writing to the Director of Dentistry on or before August 15 of the year in which readmission is being sought.
3. A student who is granted permission to repeat a year is required to repeat all courses of that year, regardless of the achievement level.  All prescribed work must be completed satisfactorily or the student will be required to withdraw from Dentistry.  Supplemental examination privileges are not normally extended to students repeating a year.

A student who voluntarily withdraws from the first year (ITD1) of instruction before the end of the Fall-Term may apply for admission to the Director of Dentistry by April 1 next following. A student who voluntarily withdraws from the second year (ITD2) of instruction before the end of the Fall-Term may apply for admission to the Director of Dentistry by July 1 next following. In any such an event, the year from which the student withdrew would not be counted within the thirty-six month period allowed to complete the program.


Reports
At the end of each academic year, a report will available from the Registrar’s Office to each student indicating the numerical (percentage) grade achieved in each course. The key to grade

 Mark  Grade  Performance
 80-100  A  Honors
 70-79  B  Pass
 60-69  C  Pass
 59 and below  F  Fail
 SRP  ---  Supplemental Examination/Remedial Work passed
 IPR  ---  In Progress
 INC  ---  Incomplete

Reports will show quartile standing (an indication of class ranking).  

Exemption from Courses: No exemptions from courses will be permitted to students registered in the ITD Program.

Dean’s Honor List
To be named to the Dean’s Honor List, students in Dentistry must complete a full year’s work as defined by the program and achieve an average of 80% or have a special recommendation of the Director.

Note:  Students who have sat supplemental examinations are not eligible to be ranked to the Dean’s Honors List.

Graduation Requirements

1. A student who successfully completes the work of the second year of the ITD program shall be recommended for graduation.
2. A student who passes each year of the ITD program with honors shall be graduated With Distinction



Academic Handbook, Registration, Professional Programs Dentistry

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DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD) PROGRAM

Program Requirements and Progression

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is a four year program. Year One and Year Two involve didactic lectures, laboratory experiences, small group instruction, individual and team based mentoring, case based learning, simulation and supervised clinical experiences. The curriculum is designed to provide foundational learning in both the basic and clinical sciences.

Year Three is a 52-week integrated clerkship (one course) where learners become an active member of the clinical care team in the following medical disciplines: Family Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery. Under the supervision of faculty and senior house-staff, Clinical Clerks are given graded responsibility in diagnosis, investigation, management of patient care in hospital, clinic and outpatient settings and professionalism. Students in Year Three are required to complete a community Clinical Clerkship rotation for a minimum of four weeks.

The curriculum in Year Four (Term One) Clinical Science Electives (16 weeks) is arranged entirely by the students in any area of medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, as well as centres within Canada and at approved sites abroad. The curriculum in Year Four (Term Two) Integration & Transition (16 weeks) is designed to assess cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning and a student-centered and student-directed manner which requires the command, analysis and synthesis of knowledge and skills.

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Curriculum Overview

The University of Western Ontario : CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Year One Courses
Year Two Courses
 Introduction to Medicine (Medicine 5115)  Digestive System & Nutrition (Medicine 5203)
 Blood (Medicine 5121)  Endocrine & Metabolism (Medicine 5202)
 Infection & Immunity (Medicine 5116)  Reproduction (Medicine 5205)
 Skin (Medicine 5117)  Musculoskeletal System (Medicine 5218)
 Heart & Circulation (Medicine 5120)  Emergency Care (Medicine 5208)
 Respiration & Airways (Medicine 5119)  Neurosciences, Eye & Ear (Medicine 5206)
 Genitourinary System (Medicine 5104)  Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences (Medicine 5207)
 Social Medicine (Medicine 5151)  Key Topics in Family Medicine (Medicine 5210)
 Professional Identity (Medicine 5250)
Professional Portfolio (Medicine 5140)
 Patient Centered Clinical Methods (Medicine 5139)  Patient Centred Clinical Methods (Medicine 5246)
Year Three Course
Clerkship (Medicine 5475)
Rotation: Family Medicine
(6 Week)
  Rotation: Medicine
(12 Week)
Rotation: Obstetrics & Gynaecology (6 Week)
Community Clinical Clerkship Rotation
(4 Week)
Rotation: Paediatrics
(6 Week)
Rotation: Psychiatry
(6 Week)
  Rotation: Surgery
(12 Week)
Year Four Courses
 Clinical Science Electives (Medicine 5401)  Integration & Transition (Medicine 5402)

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Program Regulations

Attendance
It is expected that students will attend all scheduled learning sessions.

Attendance in small-group learning sessions is mandatory. At the discretion of the Associate Dean or Course Chair, certain learning sessions (outside of small-group learning) may be identified as mandatory. Failure to attend mandatory sessions (without approval) may result in remediation of and/or a grade of “fail” in a Course. Attendance in Clerkship and in Clinical Sciences Electives is mandatory. Failure to attend scheduled clinical obligations may result in remediation of and/or a grade of “fail” on a rotation, of Clerkship or of an elective. The Attendance Policy is reviewed annually and available to students on the program website. No exceptions to the Attendance Policy will be made.

Professionalism
Medicine is a professional academic program. A breach of personal professional behaviour or patient safety in any course, rotation or elective may result in remediation of and/or a grade of “fail.”

Immunization
Upon Admission, students are required to provide immunization documentation as it relates to the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine Policy on Immunization. http://cou.on.ca/papers/immunization-policy/

This policy applies to all medical learners (undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents and fellows) attending an Ontario medical school and performing clinical activities in Ontario. Undergraduate medical learners who do not comply with the immunization policy may be excluded or suspended from clinical activities. Ontario medical learners doing international clinical placements will require an additional assessment. A travel medicine consultation should take place at least eight weeks before their placement. Additional immunizations may be necessary depending on the location of their placement.

Police Checks
Students in the MD program and exposed to many area of patient care, including vulnerable sectors during the course of their learning. In order to fulfill legal obligations and support patient safety, students will be required to submit their police record checks and vulnerable sector checks upon admission to the program and at the beginning of Year 3 and Year 4 to the Learner Equity & Wellness Office. Students are not permitted commence their studies in Year 3 and Year 4 if they do not submit required documentation. Students must consult the Learner Equity & Wellness Office about procedures to follow in the case of a failed check. The Statement on Police Checks and Vulnerable Sector Screening is found on the MD program website here: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/docs/policies_statements/statements/1-3-16-Police-Checks.pdf

Time Limitation for Completion of the MD Program
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program is a full-time, four year academic program. Students with extenuating circumstances may be granted a leave of absence while enrolled in the program. The MD program must be completed within six years of the original date of entry. Under no circumstances may (a) a student withdraw and re-enter the program or (b) exceed the maximum program length of six years. A student who fails to complete the program in six years, for any reason, must withdraw from the medical program. Students enrolled in the combined MD-PhD program may request an additional year to complete their graduate research for a maximum of seven years.

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Assessment

The principal function of student assessment in the MD Program is to determine competence and provide feedback for student learning. For the purpose of reporting performance, a Pass/ Fail grade is used for each course. Letter or percentage grades may be used for the purpose of enhancing feedback at the course level. Students' attitudes and ethics also form part of the assessment and unprofessional behaviour or irresponsible and inappropriate conduct may constitute grounds for a failing grade.

Assessment throughout the curriculum takes two forms:

1. Formative Assessment For Feedback: These evaluations are designed to help students assess their progress and to provide feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Such sessions may take the form of informal verbal feedback, individual and group assignments, or written and oral examinations provided for practice. They may occur at any time.
2. Summative Assessment For Progression: These assessments must be successfully passed in order for the student to progress to the next level of study. For these assessments, students receive a numerical grade, which is a component of the overall course grade reported on the academic transcript as pass/fail.

During Year 1 and Year 2

1. Assessment for feedback occurs in the review of group participation, written examinations, written or oral presentations, and laboratory practical evaluations.
2. Assessment for progression occurs a number of times throughout each course with a final examination period each term. Assessment may include an evaluation of the quality of each student's group participation.

During Year 3

1. Assessment for feedback and assessment for progression occur daily during Clerkship as the clerk interacts with house staff and clinical faculty. Frequent observation during patient care activities forms the basis for such feedback.

During Year 4

1. Assessment for feedback occurs daily in Clinical Science Electives as the learner interacts with house staff and clinical faculty. Frequent observation during patient care activities forms the basis for such feedback.
2. Assessment for progression in Clinical Science Electives is tested via the Year 4 Objectives Structured Comprehensive Examination (OSCE). The OSCE will test students' mastery of the overall objectives of the clerkship and clinical electives. This examination will assess students' knowledge, clinical skills, professional conduct and clinical reasoning using real and simulated clinical settings.

a. Students will complete the OSCE while enrolled in Integration & Transition.
b. Successful completion of the OSCE is required (an overall grade of PASS) to pass Clinical Science Electives and to graduate from the Doctor of Medicine Program.
c. A student who receives a grade of FAIL on the OSCE may be offered remediation at the discretion of the Course Chair.
d. As per the Program Requirements above, remediation in the Doctor of Medicine program is a privilege and may not be offered upon failure of the OSCE.
e. Failure on the OSCE without remedial privilege will require a student to withdraw from the program.
f. If remediation is offered, and a score of FAIL is achieved on the remediation, a student will be asked to withdraw from the program.

3. Assessment for feedback occurs in Integration & Transition through the review of group participation, written examinations, and written or oral presentations.
4. Assessment for progression occurs in Integration & Transition throughout the course using tests, assignments and a student research project.

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Progression

Satisfactory Progression
To satisfactorily complete each year, and to progress to the next year or to graduation, a student must meet the following requirements:

1. For Year 1, students must pass all course work, assignments, examinations of each course in the year, as defined by the Course Chair(s).
2. For Year 2, students must pass all course work, assignments, examinations of each course in the year, as defined by the Course Chair(s).
3. For Year 3 (Integrated Clinical Clerkship), students must pass all Clinical Rotations
4. For Year 4, students must pass the Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), all Clinical Science Electives and must meet the requirements of the Integration & Transition Course (final 12 weeks of the program).

Course Weights

The University of Western Ontario : PROGRESSION

Course Length Course Weight
Up to 60 hours 0.5
61 - 160 hours 1.0
161 - 260 hours 2.0
261 - 360 hours 3.0
361 - 460 hours 4.0
52 weeks Clinical Clerkship 8.0
Clinical Science Electives 1.5


Conditional Progression & Remediation Privileges
In some instances, a student who fails a course, single rotation, the Clerkship or an elective may be provided with remediation at the discretion of the Progression & Awards Committee. Remediation of a course, single rotation, the Clerkship or an elective may only be provided once. A student who does not successfully pass after remediation will be required to withdraw from the program.

1. A student who has failed a single six-week clinical rotation in Year 3 and has been granted permission to remediate, will do so during Clinical Science Electives in Year 4.
2. A student who fails the Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) and has been granted permission to remediate will do so at the conclusion of the Integration & Transition.
3. Permission for remediation will be considered only when following conditions both exist:

a. The total of all failures (FAI) during the Doctor of Medicine program, including failures for which supplemental examination remediation was previously granted, does not exceed three course weights, and:
b. One of the following is true regarding performance in the current Year:

i. At the end of the first semester in Year I and/or the end of Year I, the student has received grades of PAS in all but one course weight;
ii. At the end of the first semester in Year 2 and/or the end of Year 2, the student has received grades of PAS in all but one course weight;
iii. At the end of Year 3 (Integrated Clinical Clerkship), the student has received grades of PAS in all but one Clinical Rotation;
iv. At the end of Year 4, the student has:

1. Met all of the objectives for Integration & Transition and Clinical Sciences Elective Rotations with a grade of FAI on the OSCE, or;
2. Met all of the objectives for Integration & Transition with a grade of PAS on the OSCE but with a grade of FAI on no more than one Clinical Science Elective Rotation, or:
3. Met all of the objectives for Clinical Science Elective Rotations with a grade of PAS on the OSCE but with a grade of FAI on Integration & Transition.
4. A student who fails more than one of Clinical Science Elective Rotations, the OSCE, and/or Integration & Transition will be required to repeat Year 4. A student required to repeat Year 4 must be able to do so within the maximum program length of 6 years or will be required to withdraw.

4. The maximum period of remediation will be:

i. Years 1, 2: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed by the student within six weeks of the end of the academic year.
ii. Year 3 Integrated Clinical Clerkship: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed within eight weeks of the commencement of Clinical Science Electives.
iii. Year 4 Clinical Science Electives: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed by the student within four weeks, to be completed after the end of Year 4.
iv. Year 4 Integration & Transition: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed by the student within two weeks, to be completed after the end of Year 4.
v. Year 4 OSCE: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed by the student within four weeks, to be completed after the end of Year 4.

5. Students who are required to do remedial work at the end of Year 4 may be required to graduate in the subsequent academic year.
6. Achievement of pass in a remediation does not delete the original grade from the student record. A grade of SRP (Supplemental Examination/Remedial Work Passed) will be separately recorded on the student record.

Requirement to Withdraw
A student who has not met the requirements listed under "Satisfactory Progression" or passed after completion of “Conditional Progression & Remediation Privileges” shall be required to withdraw from the medical program for any of the following reasons:

i. The student has not met the conditions listed under "Conditional Progression" and, therefore, is not eligible for supplemental examination;
ii. The student has met the conditions listed under "Conditional Progression" but permission for supplemental examination is not granted;
iii. The student fails a supplemental examination granted under "Conditional Progression".
iv. The student has met the requirements under "Satisfactory Progression" may be required to withdraw under the University penalties for Scholastic Offenses or violation of the Student Code of Conduct (Western).
v. The student has met the requirements under "Satisfactory Progression" but has demonstrated unprofessional or unethical behaviour as defined by the Policies of the of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics.
vi. The student has not met the requirements for Immunization and/or Police Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening resulting in suspension of clinical privileges, thus failure to complete academic requirements.
vii. The student has failed to remit tuition or student fees and has been sent to collection, resulting in the suspension of clinical privileges, thus failure to complete academic requirements.
viii. The student has met the requirements under “Satisfactory Progression” but has not adhered to the “Program Regulations” identified in this document, including (but not limited to) absenteeism and professional conduct.

Appeals
Students wishing to appeal against a decision of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry should refer to the Undergraduate Medical Education Program Statement on Appeals http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/docs/policies_statements/linked/1-3-7-Statement-on-Appeals.pdf  which defers to the process as outlined in the Senate Policy on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.

Grading Scales
The criteria for receiving a "passing" grade will be clearly identified at the start of each course. While percentage grades or letter grades may be used within courses for the purpose of student feedback, a Pass/Fail system is used to identify performance for progression and graduation.
The key to this grading scheme is as follows:

PAS - Clear competency with regards to all criteria considered essential for the completion of that specific course. On any evaluation this will be determined by achieving a minimum of 60%.
CR – Credit
FAI - An inability to meet the minimal acceptable standards for a specific course. Less than 60%
INC – Incomplete
IPR – Course in Progress
SRP - Supplemental Examination/Remedial Work passed

Academic Handbook, Registration, Professional Programs Medicine (MD)

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EDUCATION - PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

Progression from Year One to Year Two and Graduation

1. All Year One courses and practica must be completed satisfactorily before a Teacher Candidate may progress to Year Two of the program. An overall weighted average of 65% or better is required in course work, with a grade of 65% or better in each of the JI or IS teachable subject areas.
2. Teacher Candidates who do not complete all Year One requirements satisfactorily will be withdrawn from the program.
3. Under exceptional circumstances, a Teacher Candidate may be permitted to defer enrollment in year Two for one year in order to complete Year One requirements. Such exceptional circumstances will be adjudicated on a case by case basis by the Associate Dean, Teacher Education.
4. All Year Two courses, practica, and alternative field experiences must be completed satisfactorily before a Teacher Candidate can qualify for the B.Ed. and be recommended for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers. An overall average of 65% or better must be maintained in course work, with a grade of 65% or better in each of the JI or IS teachable subject areas.

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Progression Requirements – Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

General Requirements

1. The B.Ed. program is a four-term, full-time program. It may not be completed on a part-time basis.
2. The progress of each Teacher Candidate is subject to various forms of evaluation on a regular basis throughout each academic year. Eligibility to remain registered is contingent on maintaining a satisfactory level of performance in all courses including the practicum.
3. A Teacher Candidate who fails to maintain a satisfactory level of performance may at any time, at the discretion of the Dean or Dean’s designate, be Required To Withdraw or be placed on Conditional Status.  
4. At the discretion of the Dean or Dean’s designate, a student may be denied a school placement for either a practicum or another purpose related to the B.Ed. program.
5. Reasons for Withdrawal, Conditional Status, or denial of school placements will be provided to the student in writing:

a. Teacher Candidates who are placed on Conditional Status or denied school placements will be provided with a set of conditions to be met for successful completion of their program.
b. Teacher Candidates who are required to withdraw will not be considered for readmission until after a hiatus of one full academic year.
c. Teacher Candidates who withdraw from the program or who are required to withdraw will not retain credit for courses or practica that may have been completed at the time of withdrawal.

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Practicum Progression

Normally, twenty weeks of successful practicum with experience at each of the two levels in which a Teacher Candidate seeks certification (primary and junior, junior and intermediate, or intermediate and senior) is required.

A Teacher Candidate who receives an unsatisfactory practicum evaluation may be required to complete ‘Transition to Success’ activities before being assigned a make-up practicum.
A second unsatisfactory practicum evaluation at any point in the program will result in the Teacher Candidate being withdrawn from the program.

Practicum 1:
A Teacher Candidate who receives an unsatisfactory evaluation for Practicum 1:

•may be required to complete individually designed ‘Transition to Success’ activities;  
•will be assigned a make-up placement for March-April.Upon satisfactory completion of the make-up placement, a Teacher Candidate may begin Practicum 2.

Practicum 2:
Teacher Candidates must complete Practicum 2 satisfactorily before progressing to Year Two of the program. A Teacher Candidate who receives an unsatisfactory evaluation for Practicum 2:

•may be required to complete individually designed ‘Transition to Success’ activities;  
•will be assigned a make-up placement for April-May.

Upon satisfactory completion of Practicum 2, a Teacher Candidate may progress to Year 2 of the program and to Practicum 3.

Practicum 3*:
A Teacher Candidate who receives an unsatisfactory evaluation for Practicum 3:

•may be required to complete individually designed ‘Transition to Success’ activities;
•will be assigned a make-up placement for February-March.

Upon satisfactory completion of the make-up placement, a Teacher Candidate may begin Practicum 4.

Practicum 4*:
A Teacher Candidate who receives an unsatisfactory evaluation for Practicum 4:  

•may be required to complete individually designed ‘Transition to Success’ activities;  
•will be assigned a make-up placement for March-April.

Upon satisfactory completion of the make-up placement, a Teacher Candidate has completed practicum requirements.

*In order that practicum requirements can be completed before the end of the school year, an unsatisfactory evaluation for either Practicum 3 or Practicum 4 may result in deferral of the second Alternative Field Experience in Year 2 until after all practicum requirements have been met.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Progression Requirements - Education

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ELECTIVE COURSE CREDIT FOR ALL MUSIC COURSES and GUARANTEED ADMISSION OF MUSIC ED GRADUATES TO THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION

At its meeting of May 20, 2005, Senate approved that all Music half (0.5) and full (1.0) credit courses will be accepted as elective options in all undergraduate degree programs that participate in New Academic Choices, subject to graduation requirements.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education

For admission to the Faculty of Education, students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education AND must meet all other requirements for the specific program to which they are applying. Those requirements are outlined above.

Guaranteed Admission to the Faculty of Education
Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education is offered for students in Vocal Music and Instrumental Music at the Junior/Intermediate (JI) level and for students in Vocal or Instrumental Music at the Intermediate/Senior (IS) level. (Students seeking admission to the Faculty of Education for the Primary/Junior level should follow the standard application process.) Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education requires a minimum cumulative weighted average of 75% in Music courses, a 70% average in courses applicable to the second teachable subject for those applying to the I/S program, and no mark below 60% in any course. Meeting these graduation requirements guarantees acceptance by the Faculty of Education at Western, with Music as a teachable subject in either the JI or IS program. Students who fall short of these requirements may still meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education and may apply to the Faculty of Education on that basis, although admission is not guaranteed.

 

Academic Handbook, Admission, Education

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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ENGINEERING - PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS AND ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Academic Counselling

Each student in the Engineering program is assigned a faculty member for academic advice and planning. For students in the first year of the program, the counsellors shall be appointed by the Associate Dean – Undergraduate Studies; for students in subsequent years, the counsellor shall be the Chair (or designate) of the appropriate Department.

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Residence Requirements

At least twelve full courses must be completed from those offered by The University of Western Ontario.

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Enrolment Limitations in Each Program

All students registered in the first-year program must, during program planning in February, rank in order of preference their choices of program for second year.

The selection process is based on the student carrying a full course load and the year-weighted average (YWA) obtained at the end of the academic year.

Students with no failures in any of the 6.5 courses and a YWA of at least 75% will be given first priority into the program of their choice.

Students with no failures and a YWA between 60% and 74% will be given second priority and will be ranked for the program of their choice according to YWA. The program enrolment will be filled to the limit.

Students with a YWA of at least 60% and one or more failures in the courses listed above for the program of their first choice may be allowed to proceed in the program, provided there are spaces and by permission of th Dean, in consultation with the appropriate Department Chair.

The Dean, in consultation with the appropriate Department Chair, may allow students not included above to proceed in the program of their choice.

If students are not admitted to their first choice of program, they will be ranked for the other programs in the order of preference indicated.

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Transfer

Transfer from one program to another can be done only in consultation with the appropriate Department Chair.  Students will be informed about the program in which they are allowed to register in second year when they access their marks when academic year marks are available.

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Progression Requirements

The progress of students shall be evaluated at the end of the academic year. Eligibility to progress shall be based on the performance of the student during the evaluation period as indicated by the weighted average obtained for that period.

The progression requirements for Engineering students registered in an approved concurrent/combined degree program will be based only on those courses being counted toward the BESc degree.

To be eligible for the concurrent degree, students must meet the progression requirements of each Faculty.

Progression Requirements for Part-Time Students
A part-time student will be adjudicated once the student has completed 3.0 or more courses since the last adjudication. The weighted average will be calculated on all courses completed since the last adjudication. The progression adjudication will be effective over all the courses used in the adjudication.

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Time Limit for Completion of BESc Degree

The Faculty of Engineering requires that all undergraduate students complete the program of study within ten years from the start of their first registration in Western Engineering.  The time limit for completion ensures that all graduates have demonstrated sufficient knowledge of up-to-date technology, engineering concepts, and professional practice.

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Definition of Terms

Course Weight
Each course has been assigned a weight of 0.5 (half-course), 1.0 (full course). All A, B, F, G, and Y courses are half-courses. Courses with the suffix E or without a suffix are full courses.  The weights for courses offered by other faculties are usually either 1.0 (full course) or 0.5 (half-course).

Weighted Mark
The weighted mark for a course is the product of the weight for the course and the mark obtained by the student.  

For the purpose of calculating weighted average marks the following applies: Courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering – grades will be recorded as the actual grade reported (i.e., from 01% to 100%); Courses offered by a Faculty other than Engineering – grades below 40% will be included in average calculations as 40%; grades from 40% to 100% will be included as the actual grade reported.

Weighted Average
The weighted average for an evaluation period is the total of the weighted marks obtained by the student during the evaluation period divided by the sum of the weights for the corresponding courses.

Dean’s Honor List and Graduation “With Distinction”
The Dean’s Honor List and Graduation “With Distinction” Policy can be found here.

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Progression in Good Standing, Conditional Progression

Progression in Good Standing  
A student who at the end of an academic year has achieved a weighted average of at least 60% and has achieved a passing grade in each course of his/her approved program shall proceed to the next year in Good Standing.

Conditional Progression
A student who, at the end of an academic year, has achieved a weighted average of at least 60% but has failed to pass one or more courses, may proceed to the next year on condition that the failed course(s) are repeated or approved substitutions are taken during the next Winter Session.

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Failed Year, Failed Courses

Failed Year
A student who is in second, third or fourth year and who for the first time obtains a weighted average at the end of the academic year in the range of 50-59% shall be considered to have failed the year. Credit shall be retained in the Faculty of Engineering for courses in which the student obtains a mark of 60% or better in that year.  This adjudication comment will apply to any courses taken during the subsequent summer term.

Failed Courses
Students who are required to repeat an Engineering course must repeat all components of that course.  No special permissions will be granted enabling the student to retain laboratory, assignment or test marks from prior years. Previously completed assignments and laboratories cannot be resubmitted for grading by the student in subsequent years.

A student registered in the Faculty Engineering who has failed a first-term half course (September to December) may not repeat the course in the second term (January to April) of the same academic year.

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Withdrawal for Unsatisfactory Standing

A student shall be required to withdraw from the Faculty of Engineering and (unless admitted to another Faculty) shall be required to withdraw from the University, if that student:

a) is in the first year of the program and fails to obtain a weighted average of at least 60%, or
b) is in a year of the program subsequent to the first year and fails to obtain a weighted average of at least 50% at the end of the academic year, or
c) has failed for a second time to obtain a weighted average of at least 60% at the end of the academic year, or
d) has been readmitted after withdrawal for unsatisfactory standing and obtains a weighted average of less than 60% at the end of the academic year, in any year.

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Appeals

See STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS in the ACADEMIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES SECTION

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Readmission Following Withdrawal for Unsatisfactory Standing

A student who has been required to withdraw because of unsatisfactory standing may apply for readmission through the Admissions Office following a period of at least one year outside the University.

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Transfer to Another Faculty

1. A student who is eligible to continue in the Engineering program yet wishes to transfer to another Faculty may do so provided the approval of the Dean of the Faculty to which the transfer is desired has been obtained.
2. A student who has been required to withdraw from the University by the Faculty of Engineering may apply for readmission to the University in another Faculty through the Dean’s Office of the desired Faculty by June 30.

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Supplemental Examinations

A student in the final year of the BESc program may be granted supplemental examination privileges provided that the student has earned:

1. A failing grade in not more than one full or two half-courses,
2. a mark of at least 40% in the failed course(s),
3. a weighted average of at least 60% in the courses that make up the fourth year program (including the failed courses,  
4. an overall average of at least 60% in all the courses that are required for the BESc degree. 

Permission to write supplemental examinations will be granted only after the academic results for the students in their final year have been reviewed by the Faculty at a meeting held during the month of May.

These examinations will be scheduled during the examination period for Intersession.*

Supplemental examination privileges apply only to courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering.

*Note: The original grade obtained by the student will not be changed; rather, a Summer Line of Registration with the course and a grade of PAS or FAI will be added to the Academic Record upon the completion of the Supplemental Examination.

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Graduation Requirements

A candidate for the BESc degree shall pass all courses in the candidate's approved program of studies and obtain a weighted average of at least 60% in the courses that make up the fourth year program together with a weighted average of at least 60% in all the courses in all years which are counted for graduation.

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Graduate Courses

Students in the final year of the Engineering program who have achieved a cumulative weighted average of at least 80% as well as a year weighted average of 80% in the penultimate year may, with the permission of their Academic Counsellor, the course instructor, and the Provost (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies), include in the program of the final year up to one full graduate course that will count towards the undergraduate degree.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Progression Requirements - Engineering

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FACULTY OF REGISTRATION

First-year students normally will be enrolled in a First Year program in their Faculty of Registration e.g. Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Information and Media Studies, Engineering, Music, Science, Social Science and Affiliated University Colleges.

In subsequent years, normal entrance requirements apply for placement in modules and programs. The essential module(s) for the degree will determine the Faculty of Registration. However, for students enrolled in Year 2 in Basic Medical Sciences modules leading to a BMSc degree, registration is in the Faculty of Science. For students enrolled in Years 3 and 4 in Basic Medical Sciences modules leading to a BMSc degree, registration is in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Students registered in Double Majors or Double Minors that include modules offered by two different Faculties in Arts and Humanities, Science or Social Science must choose one of the two Faculties as their Faculty of Registration. Students registered in Double Majors or Double Minors that include modules offered by one of certain Faculties such as Health Science or Information and Media Studies must register in that Faculty.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

 

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GOLD MEDALS

Convocation - Awards, Prizes and Medals to be Listed in Convocation Publications

All graduating awards/prizes/medals will be listed in the convocation program with the relevant winners' names.

Eligibility for Western Gold Medals

Modular Structure Requirements

In an Honors degree:
One gold medal will be awarded for each Honors Specialization in each Faculty.

The recipient must have achieved:

1. The highest average, 80% or greater, in the module,
2. An average of 80% or greater in forth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses,
3. A cumulative average within the top 10% of the students graduating from the department offering the module (or Faculty if applicable)

One gold medal will be awarded for each Major in each Faculty for students enrolled in a double Major leading to an honors degree.

The recipient must have achieved:

1. The highest average in the module being considered for award,
2. 80% or greater average for each of the individual modules in the double major,
3. An average of 80% or greater in forth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses,
4. A cumulative average within the top 10% of the students graduating from the department offering the module(s) (or Faculty if applicable)

In a Four-Year Degree:
One gold medal will be awarded in each Faculty for the highest average in a Specialization over all of the disciplines offered by the Faculty. The recipient must have an 80% or greater average in the Specialization module; and must have achieved an average of 80% or greater in fourth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses.

[Note: In the Faculty of Social Science, one gold medal will be awarded for a Specialization in MOS and one gold medal for all other disciplines.]

One gold medal will be awarded in each Faculty for the highest average in a Major over all disciplines offered by the Faculty. The recipient also must have achieved an 80% or greater average in the Major module; and must have achieved an average of 80% or greater in fourth year based on a course load of 5.0 courses.

In a Three-Year Degree:
One gold medal will be awarded in each Faculty for the highest average in a Major across all disciplines offered by the Faculty. The recipient also must have achieved an 80% or greater average in the Major module; and must have achieved an average of 80% or greater in third year based on a course load of 5.0 courses.

Exceptions:

1) Scholars Electives
Students in a standard module will be evaluated based on their performance in the module against all others in the module.

Students in a custom module will be evaluated against all other students in the Faculty in custom modules. In programs leading to honors degrees, one gold medal will be awarded for the highest average in an Honors Specialization module and one gold medal will be awarded for the highest average in a Major module, subject to the requirements above for an Honors Specialization and a double Major.

2) Combined Program: Law and Master of Business Administration
Students in the combined JD/MBA program are not eligible for the Gold Medal in the Faculty of Law or the Richard Ivey School of Business.

3) Honors Business Administration
The Richard Ivey School of Business will award one gold medal to the Honors Business Administration program and one gold medal to the HBA/Approved Combined Program. The UWO Gold Medal will be awarded to a student with the highest average, who has completed a full year of courses in both HBA1 and HBA2 as defined by the program. The average is calculated by a simple average of the student’s HBA1 average and HBA2 average over all courses taken at Ivey. The average excludes exchange or non-Ivey courses. If an Ivey HBA student is found in breach of the Ivey Student Code of Conduct, the student may be ineligible to receive any of the Ivey honors designations.

4) Honors Earth Sciences Programs for Professional Registration
The Faculty of Science will award one Gold Medal for the Honors Earth Sciences Programs for Professional Registration.

 

Academic Handbook, Scholarships and Awards, Gold Medals

RELATED:

EXCHANGE
For notes on exchange course grades and Gold Medal eligibility, see EXCHANGE COURSE GRADES .

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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Honors Bachelor Degrees (Four-Year)

Graduation Requirements for Honors Bachlor Degrees (Four Year)

General Requirements

First Year Requirements
Satisfactory completion of 5.0 courses numbered 1000-1999. At least 1.0 course must be selected from each of two Categories A, B and C. The 5.0 courses must include at least four different subjects with no more than 2.0 courses in one subject. (See Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees)

Module Requirements
The Honors Bachelor Degree must include at least an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules. The Honors Specialization module or each Double Major module must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 70% and a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module. Any additional Major or Minor modules taken within the degree must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 60%. In exceptional circumstances, a student who completes the Honors Specialization module with an average of at least 68% and a mark of at least 60% in each course of the module may graduate with an Honors Degree only with the permission of the Dean on the recommendation of the Department concerned. No concessions are allowed for average and mark requirements for graduation with Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor Degree.

The majority of the courses in each module must be completed through Western University. For the purposes of this requirement, courses completed while participating in one of Western's International Exchange Programs are deemed to be courses completed through Western University.

Average Requirements
Minimum mark and average requirements must be met for each module. See “Module Requirements“ above.

A mark of at least 50% must be achieved in each of the 20.0 courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

An overall average of at least 65% must be achieved in the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

Senior Course Requirements
At least 13.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) must be completed satisfactorily.

At least 1.0 senior course (numbered 3000 – 4999) must be completed satisfactorily in each Major module leading to an Honors Bachelor Degree – Double Major.

Essay Course Requirements
Satisfactory completion of at least 2.0 designated essay courses, at least 1.0 of which must be senior (numbered 2000 - 4999). The 2.0 essay courses must be completed through Western University or through one of its Affiliated University Colleges.

Exception: Students who are admitted with 10.0 advanced standing credits are required to complete 1.0 designated senior essay course (numbered 2000 - 4999) through Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.

Residency Requirements
Of the 20.0 required courses used to fulfill graduation requirements, a minimum of 15.0 courses must be completed through Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges. A maximum of 5.0 courses may be taken at another university on a Letter of Permission or on Exchange.

Exception: Students who are admitted to Western with transfer credits, and who are admitted with advanced standing must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including at least 5.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) through Western University. In the case of transfer students, courses taken on Letter of Permission or Exchange are not to be counted as part of the necessary 10.0 courses taken at Western. The majority of courses in each module must be completed through Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.

Breadth Requirements
At least 1.0 course from each of Categories A, B and C must be included (see Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees). No more than 14.0 courses in one subject may be counted among the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

Additional Requirements for the Honors Bachelor of Science and the Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences Degrees
For the Honors Bachelor of Science or the Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree, the general requirements listed above for Honors Bachelor Degrees must be met, in addition to the following Science course requirements:

Of the 20.0 courses required for the Honors Bachelor of Science or the Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree, at least 11.0 must be from the offerings of the Faculty of Science or approved courses from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Approved courses are those listed under Medical Sciences in Category C.

Certain modules allow particular courses outside of Category C to count toward this requirement for the purpose of those modules only. These cases are detailed in the relevant module descriptions.

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Bachelor Degrees (Four-Year)

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor Degrees (Four-Year)

General Requirements

First Year Requirements
Satisfactory completion of 5.0 courses numbered 1000-1999. At least 1.0 course must be selected from each of two Categories A, B and C. The 5.0 courses must include at least four different subjects with no more than 2.0 courses in one subject. (See Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees)

Module Requirements
The Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) must include at least a Specialization module or at least one Major module. The Specialization module or Major module must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 60%. Any additional Major or Minor modules taken within the degree must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 60%. The majority of courses for each module must be completed through Western University. For the purposes of this requirement, courses completed while participating in one of Western's International Exchange Programs are deemed to be courses completed through Western University.

Average Requirements
The minimum average requirements for each module must be met. See “Module Requirements” above.

A mark of at least 50% must be achieved in each of the 20.0 courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

A cumulative average of at least 60% must be achieved in the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

Senior Course Requirements
At least 13.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) must be completed satisfactorily.

Essay Course Requirements
Satisfactory completion of at least 2.0 designated essay courses, at least 1.0 of which must be senior (numbered 2000 - 4999). The 2.0 essay courses must be completed through Western University or through one of its Affiliated University Colleges.

Exception: Students who are admitted with 10.0 advanced standing credits are required to complete 1.0 designated senior essay course (numbered 2000 - 4999) through Western University or one of its Affiliated University Colleges.

Residency Requirements
Of the 20.0 required courses used to fulfill graduation requirements, a minimum of 15.0 courses must be completed through Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges. A maximum of 5.0 courses may be taken at another university on a Letter of Permission or on Exchange.

Exception: Students who are admitted to Western with transfer credits, and who are admitted with advanced standing must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including at least 5.0 senior courses (numbered 2000-4999) through Western University. In the case of transfer students, courses taken on Letter of Permission or Exchange are not to be counted as part of the necessary 10.0 courses taken at Western. The majority of courses in each module must be completed through Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.

Breadth Requirements
At least 1.0 course from each of Categories A, B and C must be included (see Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees). No more than 14.0 courses in one subject may be counted among the 20.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Four-Year) and the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Four-Year) Degrees
For the Bachelor of Science (Four-Year) or the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Four-Year) degree, the general requirements listed above for the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) must be met, in addition to the following Science Course Requirements:

Of the 20.0 courses required for the Bachelor of Science (Four-Year) or the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Four-Year) degree, at least 11.0 must be from the offerings of the Faculty of Science or approved courses from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Approved courses are those listed under Medical Sciences in Category C.

Certain modules allow particular courses outside of Category C to count toward this requirement for the purpose of those modules only. These cases are detailed in the relevant module descriptions.

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Bachelor Degrees (Three-Year)

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor Degrees (Three-Year)

General Requirements

First Year Requirements
Satisfactory completion of 5.0 courses numbered 1000-1999. At least 1.0 course must be selected from each of two Categories A, B and C. The 5.0 courses must include at least four different subjects with no more than 2.0 courses in one subject. (See Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees)

Module Requirements
The Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) must include at least a Major module or two Minor modules. The Major module or each Minor module must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 60%.

Any additional Major or Minor modules taken within the degree must be completed with a minimum cumulative average of 60%. The majority of courses for each module must be completed through Western University.  For the purposes of this requirement, courses completed while participating in one of Western's International Exchange Programs are deemed to be courses completed through Western University.

Average Requirements
The minimum average requirements for each module must be met. See “Module Requirements” above.

A mark of at least 50% must be achieved in each of the 15.0 courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

A cumulative average of at least 60% must be achieved in the 15.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

Senior Course Requirements
At least 8.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) must be completed satisfactorily.

Essay Course Requirements
Satisfactory completion of at least 2.0 designated essay courses, at least 1.0 of which must be a senior course (numbered 2000 - 4999). The 2.0 essay courses must be completed through Western University or one of its Affiliated University Colleges.

Exception: Students who are admitted with 10.0 advanced standing credits are required to complete 1.0 designated senior essay course (numbered 2000 - 4999) through Western University or one of its Affiliated University Colleges.

Residency Requirements
Of the 15.0 required courses used to fulfill graduation requirements, a minimum of 10.0 courses must be completed through Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges. A maximum of 5.0 courses may be taken at another university on a Letter of Permission or on Exchange.

Exception: Students who are admitted to Western with transfer credits, and who are admitted with advanced standing must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including at least 5.0 senior courses (numbered 2000-4999) through Western University. In the case of transfer students, courses taken on Letter of Permission or Exchange are not to be counted as part of the necessary 10.0 courses taken at Western. The majority of courses in each module must be completed through Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.

Breadth Requirements
At least 1.0 course from each of Categories A, B and C must be included (see Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees). No more than 9.0 courses in one subject may be counted among the 15.0 successfully completed courses used to fulfill graduation requirements.

Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree (Three-Year)
For the Bachelor of Science Degree (Three-Year), the general requirements listed above for the Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) must be met, in addition to the following Science course requirements: Of the 15.0 courses required for the Bachelor of Science Degree (Three-Year), at least 8.0 must be from the offerings of the Faculty of Science.

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Business Administration - Graduation Requirements

Business Administration - Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, fourth year students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Pass all courses
  2. Obtain a grade of 70% or better in at least 1.0 course
  3. Obtain for each grade less than 60%, a balancing grade of 70% or better in courses of equivalent weight.

A 1.0 course will be weighted equivalent to two 0.5 courses.

Graduation standards
For students commencing in the HBA program as of September 1998 , in order to graduate from HBA2:

  1. a student must pass all courses taken in HBA2 and must achieve 70% as a weighted overall average across all courses, or
  2. a student may be "passed by faculty action" by a majority of the HBA2 teaching faculty attending the HBA2 grades meeting.


Honors
For students commencing in the HBA program September 1998 or thereafter,

  • A student who achieves an overall average in HBA2 of at least 80.0% will be designated as "Pass with Distinction" on diplomas, transcripts and reports
  • A student who achieves an overall average in each of HBA1 and HBA2 of at least 80.0% will receive the designation "Graduate with Distinction" on diplomas, transcripts and reports
  • Approximately the top 10% of HBA2 students will be designated as HBA2 Dean's Honor List on transcripts and reports and
  • A student who achieves Dean's Honor List status in both HBA1 and HBA2 will be designated as an Ivey Scholar on transcripts and reports.
  • The HBA Gold Medal will be awarded to the student(s) with the highest average, where the average is calculated by a simple average of HBA1 year and HBA2 year results, in each year over all courses given credit by the HBA program, including courses not taken at Ivey.

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Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering - Graduation Requirements
A candidate for the BESc degree shall pass all courses in the candidate's approved progr am of studies and obtain a weighted average of at least 60% in the courses that make up the fourth year program together with a weighted average of at least 60% in all the courses in all years which are counted for graduation.

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Doctor of Medicine

Requirements for Degree of Doctor of Medicine
Every candidate for graduation in Medicine must give satisfactory evidence:

  1. That the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Medicine of The University of Western Ontario have been fully satisfied;
  2. That the requirements of each and every course in the program have been met

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Graduation

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HONORS PROGRAM IN FRENCH - BESANÇON

Students who successfully complete a university sponsored year abroad study program at The University of Besancon are granted credit for these studies toward a UWO honors degree in French only. If for reasons beyond their control, students are unable to complete the honors program at UWO, they may petition the Dean of the Faculty of Arts for this regulation to be waived.

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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INTRAMURAL TRANSFERS TO BA, BSc AND BHSc PROGRAMS

Students registered at Western in an undergraduate degree program leading to a degree other than the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Health Sciences who wish to transfer into a Three or Four-Year BA, BSc or BHSc program, must submit a request for transfer to the dean of the faculty in which registration is sought. Advanced standing for courses toward a BA, BSc or BHSc degree will be granted in keeping with the program requirements of these degrees at the discretion of the Dean.

Approval of the transfer request must include an Intent to Register form completed by the dean of the faculty concerned indicating the courses for which advanced standing is granted, the number and level of courses required to complete graduation requirements and progression requirements.

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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LAW - PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

The Academic Session

The Academic Session at the Faculty of Law comprises a period of approximately thirty weeks: the session is divided into two terms. (See Faculty of Law - Sessional Dates)

The timetable for the first term is available in the Administrative Office on the first day of classes. The Faculty may, on notice, schedule compulsory classes and seminars additional to those indicated on the timetable.

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Attendance

Success in law studies requires that students devote their full time to the work of the school. The Faculty advises all students to avoid outside employment unless absolutely necessary.

No credit is allowed for work done in absentia. Leave of absence is not permitted except in unusual circumstances. Students in good standing who are permitted to withdraw can rejoin the Faculty of Law subject to the regulations in force at the time they apply to re-enter. Failure to attend classes, seminars, appointments or examinations without good cause constitutes a ground for exclusion from the Faculty.

The right to sit for examinations or to submit work for evaluation is conditional upon regular class attendance and participation in required exercises. An instructor, with the approval of the Associate Dean (Academic), may refuse to evaluate all or part of a student's work where attendance has not been regular.

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Permission to Register in Individual Courses

A student registered in another faculty at Western may, upon application, be granted permission to register in one full or equivalent course offered by the Faculty of Law. Such registration occurs at the discretion of the student's dean and the dean of the Faculty of Law. Students granted such permission will be granted in the same way as regular students in the course; however, they can obtain no credit toward a Bachelor of Laws degree in this manner.

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Evaluation

Course descriptions must set out clearly the contents of the course and the method of evaluation. These may not be changed after they have been published without the instructor's and students' agreement. Instructors should be as specific as possible about the method of evaluation. While it may not be essential to indicate whether an examination is open or closed book, it is preferable to provide students with this information at the outset of the course.

Final grades are based on some combination of written examinations, mid-term tests, essays, group assignments, presentations, and class participation. In upper-year courses, a final examination may count for more than 75% of a student's final grade only if the student (i) has been given the option of a final examination worth 75% or less, and (ii) has declined that option. First year courses (with the exception of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy) run the full academic year, with mid-term examinations held in December worth at least 20% and not more than 30% of the student's final grade in the course.

The Faculty uses a system of anonymous marking, and students are issued exam numbers each term. These numbers are the only identification used by students on examination papers. They may also be used for other methods of evaluation.

No more than 75% of a student's final grade in a course may be assessed on the basis of group work. This rule does not apply to a research paper undertaken as a joint Individual Research project for which a group of students has received approval. 'Group work' means an assignment submitted by two or more students for which there is a single overall evaluation with one common mark allotted to all students in the group.

No more than 20% of the final grade in a course may be for class participation. The basis for the participation component must be stated clearly.

A student who has an unexcused absence from an examination, or an unexcused failure to submit an assignment or complete a course component, will receive an F for the examination, assignment or course component.

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Grading Rules

The Faculty of Law uses the following grade designations:

 Grades  Grade Meaning  Numeric Values

 A+

 Excellent

 90-100%

 A

 Excellent

 85-89%

 A-

 Excellent

 80-84%

 B+

 Good

 77-79%

 B

 Good

 73-76%

 B-

 Good

 70-72%

 C+

 Competent

 67-69%

 C

 Competent

 63-66%

 C-

 Competent

 60-62%

 D

 Marginal Pass

 50-59%

 F

 Fail

 0-49%

 PAS

 Pass

 

 FAI

 Fail

 

 AUD

 Audit

 

 INC

 Work is incomplete

 

 WDN

 Withdrawn

 

The "PAS" and "FAI" designations are used only in courses identified specifically as being graded on a pass/fail basis. This pass/fail designation is used also for grades obtained on exchanges. A grade of "FAI" is treated the same as an "F" grade.

In any course not identified specifically as being graded on a pass/fail basis, no components of any student'ss grade in the course can be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Students receive only a letter grade for each subject. The numeric values are used for letter grade calculation only.

The class average in an upper-year course of 25 or fewer students must be between 74.0 – 79.0. The class average in an upper-year course of more than 25 students and in all first year courses must be between 74.0 – 76.0. Grades in the “F” range will be excluded from the calculation of class averages. These grading rules do not apply to independent research projects, supplemental writing credits to courses in which students participate in external advocacy competitions, or to internships or externships with fewer than five enrolled students.

For the purposes of calculating class averages and the overall average of individual students, including the determination of Honors standing, final letter grades for each student are assigned the following fixed numeric values:

 Grades  Fixed Numeric Value
 A+  92
 A  87
 A-  82
 B+  78
 B  75
 B-  71
 C+  68
 C  65
 C-  61
 D  58
 F  45

Individual grades assigned by instructors remain provisional until they are approved at the Faculty of Law Grades Meeting. The grades assigned by instructors must comply with the applicable class average requirements and must be submitted, together with electronic evidence demonstrating such compliance, in the form stipulated by the Assistant Dean, Student Services. However, after grades have been assigned, the Faculty has the discretion, at a Faculty of Law Grades Meeting, to waive the class average requirements. If an instructor wishes to seek an exemption from the class average requirements, he or she must apply to the Faculty at a Grades Meeting, indicating the reasons for the application and providing the alternative grades he or she wishes to assign.

In the case of a class with fewer than six students, an instructor who has submitted noncompliant grades is not required to submit at the same time an alternative set of compliant grades.

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Passing and Failing

A student must obtain a minimum overall weighted average of C- to pass the year. A student who does not obtain the required minimum overall weighted average does not pass the year and is not entitled to write a supplemental examination.

A student who obtains more than one F in a year is not entitled to write a supplemental examination and fails the year.

A first-year student who fails a course, and who is not entitled to write a supplemental examination, or who does not pass the supplmental examination, fails the year. A first-year student who fails the year must withdraw from the Faculty of Law, unless the Faculty determines otherwise.

An upper-year student who fails the year, but who has not previously failed in law school, may repeat the failed year. A student who fails any two years in law school must withdraw from the Faculty of Law.

The Faculty will review the grades in all courses taken by a failing student. This review will include re-reading of all the student's examination papers to verify the accuracy of the marking process.

In appropriate circumstances, the Faculty may pass a student who would otherwise fail.

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Supplemental Examinations

A student who has failed a course may be entitled to write a supplemental form of evaluation to obtain credit for the course if the student meets the requirements set out below. Normally, a supplemental will take the form of an examination; however, it is within the instructor's discretion to select another comparable form of supplemental evaluation if the nature of the course requires it.

A student who receives an F in only one course, and whose overall weighted average for the year (excluding the F) is C or higher, is entitled to write a supplemental examination in the failed course if the F was not, in whole or in part, received because of either the commission of an academic offence or the student's lack of regular attendance or participation in required exercises.

A student who is entitled to write a supplemental examination but does not do so will receive an F for the examination and the course.

A student must obtain a minimum of C on a supplemental examination to pass and thereby obtain credit for the course. If the student obtains a C or better on a supplemental examination, the original failed grade remains on the transcript, but with a notation that the course has been "passed by supplemental".

Supplemental examinations and special examinations (i.e., examinations given for medical or compassionate reasons) generally will be scheduled in June of each academic year.

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Satisfying Program Requirements

An upper-year student who fails one of the three upper-year compulsory courses, but either is not entitled to write a supplemental examination or does not pass the supplemental examination, must repeat the course. An upper-year student who has not previously passed two core-group courses, who fails one of the core-group courses, but either is not entitled to write a supplemental examination or does not pass the supplemental examination, must repeat the course or take a different core-group course. An upper-year student who fails any other course (including a core-group course where the student has previously passed two core-group courses), but either is not entitled to write a supplemental examination or does not pass the supplemental examination, may either retake the failed course or take a different course or courses in order to make up sufficient course credits to complete the year.

A failed course for which a student receives no credit does not fulfill any Law program requirements and, more specifically, does not qualify as a course taken in satisfaction of upper-year compulsory course or core-group requirements.

A student who has completed three academic years, but is required to retake a course or to take another course or courses to make up missed credits, may do so in a fourth year.

Except as provided in these regulations, a student who passes the year may not repeat courses already taken in that year.

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Prerequisites

A student may not take a course for which there is a prerequisite if the grade obtained in the prerequisite was an F and the student did not obtain a grade of C or better on a supplemental examination in the course.

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Process

It is the responsibility of all instructors to enter their students' final grades and, for first year full-year courses, their students' mid-term examination grades into the course management system, OWL.

The deadline for entering grades is: (a) in courses with a final examination, one week following the writing of the examination; and (b) in courses without a final examination, one week after the last day of classes.

An instructor does not have the authority to change a students' final grade unilaterally after it has been submitted to the Students Services Office. However, if an instructor discovers a mathematical or other technical error in a grade that has been submitted, he or she should contact the Student Services Office as soon as possible to record the appropriate grade officially.

The Faculty has the right to alter course grades at the grades meeting. The Dean or Associate Dean (Academic) will alert an instructor if his or her grades appear to be anomalous, and may seek an explanation.

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Winter Term Format

The Winter Term begins with a period of intensive instruction. During this period students enrolled in first year will work exclusively in small groups developing research, writing, and advocacy skills, while students in second and third year will select one from a range of optional intensive courses. Students will fulfill their remaining course requirements for the year during the balance of the Winter Term.

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Honors

A student who achieves an average of at least "B" on a full year's work as defined by the program and who is in the top 10% of the class, is named to the Dean's Honor List.

Students in any year who attend another law school on a letter of permission from Western and students in any year who attend the Faculty of Law on a letter of permission from another law school, are not considered for the Dean's Honor List in that year.

Only the grades earned in courses taken at the Faculty of Law in a particular year (provided those courses total at least 14 credit hours) are used to calculate a student's standing for an overall achievement award in that year.

A student who is on the Dean's Honor List for at least two of the three years at the Faculty of Law and who obtains a cumulative average of at least "B" over the three years shall graduate With Distinction.

The winner of awards or prizes for the highest marks in a particular subject will be determined without regard to whether the student has received other prizes or awards.

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Appeal Procedures

Please refer to the Faculty of Law website, www.law.uwo.ca.


For related information, refer to the STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS - UNDERGRADUATE section.

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Academic Program

In first year, students take the following courses: Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law; Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy; Orientations to Law and the Legal System; Property; Torts; and either Corporate Law or Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

Students in their second and third years must take fourteen to sixteen course credit hours in each term, with a minimum of twenty-nine hours and a maximum of thirty-one hours in the two terms combined; students may take more than thirty-one credit hours only with the permission of the Associate Dean (Academic).

Students must, after first year, take Civil Procedure and Administrative Law.  In second year, students must take whichever of Corporate Law or Legal Ethics and Professionalism that they did not complete in first year. 

Students must complete a January Intensive course in each of second and third year, unless they participate in an exchange program in Winter Term.

By the end of third year, a student must satisfy the Faculty writing requirements. Students may satisfy the Faculty writing requirements in either of two ways, namely: (1) by completing two research essay requirements, or (2) by completing one research essay and one legal writing requirement. To satisfy a research essay requirement, a student must take an upper year course that requires a written essay worth at least two credit hours. To satisfy a legal writing requirement, a student must take an upper year course (or courses) requiring a legal writing assignment (or assignments) totalling at least two credit hours.

Note: In each of second and third years, a student may take courses outside the Law School up to the equivalent of six credit hours, but no more than four such hours in any one semester. The approval of the course instructor and the Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Law must be obtained.

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Cross-Registration in Business Courses

The Faculty of Law and the Richard Ivey School of Business have a joint arrangement whereby second and third year law students and MBA students may cross register in courses offered by the other Faculty or School. Students must obtain approval from both the Associate Dean of the school in which they are registered and the student services office of the school offering the course(s) they wish to attend. Such students are expected to meet all requirements of the course. Grades for Law students taking courses at the Richard Ivey School of Business will be recorded on their university academic records on the 100-point grading scale.

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JD/HBA Combined Degree Program

Structure of the Program
The combined program is administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Faculty of Law by the two HBA/JD Program Directors, one of whom is appointed by the Richard Ivey School of Business and the other by the Faculty of Law. The combined program allows students to complete both the JD and HBA degrees in six academic years instead of the seven years that would be required if the degrees were taken separately.

Students are registered in the combined program for Years Four to Six. Below is a brief outline of the program by year. The specifics may change as courses change in each faculty. It is assumed that students do not take more than two years of course work prior to beginning HBA1; however, it is possible to undertake the combined program with more than ten credits prior to HBA1.

Admission to the Combined Program
See http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/admission/law.pdf

Years One and Two
All students must complete at least two years of full-time university courses obtaining 10.0 credits. Students may take a wide variety of courses in any faculty. However, they must take Business Administration 2257.

Year Three
The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration consists of an integrated set of courses (7.5 courses) designed to give a basic understanding of the functions and the interrelationships of the major areas of management, as well as to develop problem-solving and action-planning skills.

All students will take: Business Administration 3300K, Business Administration 3301K, Business Administration 3302K, Business Administration 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K, Business Administration 3323K.

No substitutes for any of the above courses are permitted under any circumstances.

Year Four - Combined Program
All students must take first-year Law in Year Four. They may not take any business or outside courses during this year.

Year Five and Six - Combined Program
Students will take an approved mix of required and elective courses from both faculties in these years. Students must take:

(i) International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B (0.5 course).
(ii) Corporations and Society Perspective Requirement: At least one 0.5 course from Business Administration - Corporations and Society designated electives offered during the academic year (Business Administration 4538A/B, Business Administration 4539A/B, Business Administration 4588A/B, Business Administration 4625A/B)or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
(iii) Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569 (0.5 course).
(iv) Managerial Accounting Requirement: Business Administration 4624A/B (0.5 course).
(v) 0.5 elective course chosen from 4000-level Business courses.

Students must take courses in Law totaling 45 credit hours. These courses must include the three compulsory upper-year courses, and a course or courses that satisfy the Faculty of Law writing requirements.

Students' choices of elective courses are subject to the approval of the Program Directors who must review proposed elective course selections to ensure that the objectives of the program are met. The elective courses may not include introductory courses of a dual law and business nature such as Law and Accounting or Business Law.

For students who entered the HBA Program in September 2016 and prior, please refer to the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.

Exchange Programs
With advanced planning, students in this the combined program may be eligible for to participate in one exchange term in an academic exchange program in Year Five or Six. Interested students must discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and with the Faculty of Law’s International Program Office. The student must satisfy both Program Directors that his or her course load is balanced appropriately before permission will be given to participate in an exchange program.

Progression Standards
Once admitted to the combined program, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a B- average in their Law courses.

Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the combined progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined program. However, if that student has met the progression standards of either the HBA or Law program, he or she will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. If that student has satisfied the progression standards of both individual programs, 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 later date. A student who is required to withdraw from the combined program, and wishes to pursue either or both of the individual programs, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or programs in order to graduate from that program or those programs.

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 Five and Six of the combined degree program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year Six only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honor List standing. The Dean's Honor List for HBA2 typically includes the top 25% of all of HBA2 and is determined by vote of the teaching faculty. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.

A student who takes Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours in each of Years Five and Six of the combined program is considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law in that year on the basis of those courses.

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

Gold Medal
Students in the combined program are eligible to be considered for the Gold Medal in either or both degree programs, along with other eligible graduating students in those programs, as determined by the requirements in the Faculty of Law or the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Fees
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs. Contact the Office of the Registrar, Western Student Services building, room 1120, 519-661-2100, or at www.registrar.uwo.ca for details.

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JD/MBA Combined Program

Structure
Students are registered in the combined JD/MBA program for all three years. Upon completion of the combined program, students will receive both a JD and an MBA degree. Below is a brief outline of the program by year. The specifics may change as courses change in each faculty.

Year Months Program Structure
One


March-August (to Labour Day) MBA Modules 1, 2
September - April Law 1
Two


September - December Law and MBA
January - April Law and MBA
Three


September - December Law and MBA
January - April Law and MBA
June Law Convocation
MBA Convocation



JD/MBA combined program students must successfully complete:

• MBA core courses (Modules 1, 2, ICP/INVP), 6 MBA electives (weight of 0.75 each), totaling 14.50 credits.
• 1 independent research credit from MBA (0.75 weight) or Law.
• The compulsory elements of Western Law’s regular JD program, including January Term intensives and the Faculty writing requirement.
• Additional upper year Law courses totaling at least 33 credit hours.

ICP = Ivey Consulting Project course
INVP = New Venture Project course
Students’ choices of elective courses are subject to the approval of the Program Directors who must review proposed elective course selections to ensure that the objectives of the program are met. The elective courses may not include introductory courses of a dual law and business nature.

Visit http://law.uwo.ca/future_students/jd_academic_programs/combined_degree_programs.html  for further details on the JD/MBA combined program.

Exchange Programs
Students enrolled in the combined program may be eligible for a Law exchange in Year Three. Students must ensure that their course load is appropriately balanced before permission will be given to participate in an exchange program.

Progression Standards
Students in the combined program must meet the regular progression requirements of the JD and MBA programs.

Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the progression standards must withdraw from the combined program. However, a student who has met the progression standards of either the MBA or JD program will be allowed to proceed in that program, and must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program in order to graduate from that program.

Dean's Honor List
Students are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law during their first year of Law. In subsequent years of the combined program, students who take Law courses totaling at least 12 credit hours in any year are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law in that year on the basis of those courses. Students are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Richard Ivey School of Business after completion of the MBA component of the combined JD/MBA program.

Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility is determined by the regulations in effect in the Faculty of Law and the Richard Ivey School of Business respectively.

Stephen Watchorn Memorial Medal
Students in the combined program are eligible for the Stephen Watchorn Memorial Medal, and are not eligible for the Gold Medal in the Faculty of Law or the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Fees
Tuition fees for the combined programs are set by the University. Contact the Office of the Registrar, Western Student Services building, RM 1120, 519-661-2100, or at www.registrar.uwo.ca  for details.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Professional Program Law

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NURSING - PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

Western Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program/BScN Program for Registered Nurses

Program
Enrolment in non-Nursing courses is limited and in some cases demand exceeds that limit. The University is unable to guarantee registration in any particular course and reserves the right to withdraw course offerings.

The Western-Fanshawe Collaborative and Compressed Time Frame Programs offer BScN programs that qualify graduates to apply to write the NCLEX-RN and subsequently register as a professional nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

The Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program is offered collaboratively by the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology. The first two years of the program are offered at both institutions. All students complete years 3 and 4 at the Western site. Program requirements are the same at both sites.

The Compressed Time Frame (CTF) Nursing Program allows students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in five consecutive terms. The program is designed for students who already possess a university degree or those who have completed a minimum of two years of university study (certain restrictions apply).

(See COMPRESSED TIME FRAME BScN PROGRAM for specific program/course requirements and regulations regarding full-time study.)

Progression Requirements
Students may proceed to the next year of their program if the following conditions are met:

• A PASS is required in professional practice courses.
• A passing grade of at least 65% in Nursing theory courses.
• A passing grade of at least 60% in non-Nursing required courses.
• A passing grade of at least 50% in all elective courses.

A student whose year average is below 65% may not proceed to the next year/level of the program until the average has been raised to 65% or above.

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Courses Required for the Western/Fanshawe BScN Program

Nursing Requirements
(must achieve 65% in the theory components and a PASS in the Professional Practice Courses)

Theory Course - Western Theory Course -Fanshawe Corequisite Professional Practice Course - Western Corequisite Professional Practice Course -Fanshawe
Nursing 1060A/B / Nursing 1160A/B NRSG 7065 / NRSG 7066
Nursing 1070A/B / Nursing 1170A/B NRSG 7067 / NRSG 7068
Nursing 1080A/B / Nursing 1180A/B NRSG 7069 / NRSG 7070
Nursing 2220A/B NRSG 7058 Nursing 2221A/B NRSG 7059
Nursing 2230A/B NRSG 7060 Nursing 2231A/B NRSG 7061
Nursing 2240F/G NRSG 7064
Nursing 2250A/B NRSG 7063
Nursing 3910A/B Nursing 3911A/B
Nursing 3920A/B Nursing 3921A/B
Nursing 3310A/B
Nursing 3340A/B
Nursing 4320A/B
Nursing 4400A/B Nursing 4410A/B
Nursing 4440A/B
Nursing 4461W/X

Science and Writing Requirements
(must achieve 60%)

Western Course Number Fanshawe Course Number
Health Sciences 2330A/B ANAT 7002
Physiology 1020 NRSG 7039
Writing 1030F/G COMM 7022
Pharmacology 2060A/B PHRM 7004
Pathology 2420A NRSG 7043
Microbiology and Immunology 3820A NRSG 7053

One failed professional practice course and one successful repeat attempt is permitted throughout the program. If a second professional practice course failure occurs the student will be withdrawn from the nursing program.

In the event of a failed elective, students must successfully complete an elective, not necessarily repeat the failed elective.

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Courses Required for the Compressed Time Frame BScN Program

Nursing Requirements
(must achieve 65% in the theory components and a PASS in the Professional Pr actice Courses)

Theory Course Corequisite Professional Practice Course
Nursing 1200W/X
Nursing 1220W/X Nursing 1225A/B
Nursing 2240F/G
Nursing 2250A/B
Nursing 2400A/B
Nursing 2500Q/R/S/T
Nursing 2600A/B Nursing 2660Q/R/S/T
Nursing 3310A/B
Nursing 3600W/X Nursing 3700Q/R/S/T, Nursing 3800Q/R/S/T, Nursing 3900A/B
Nursing 4320A/B
Nursing 4400A/B Nursing 4410A/B
Nursing 4440A/B
Nursing 4461W/X


Science Requirements
(must achieve 60%)

Western course number
Pharmacology 2060A/B
Pathology 2420A
Microbiology and Immunology 3820A

One failed professional practice course and one successful repeat attempt is permitted throughout the program. If a second professional practice course failure occurs , the student will be withdrawn from the nursing program.

In the event of a failed elective, students must successfully complete an elective, not necessarily repeat the failed elective.

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Progression: Professional Practice Collaborative Evaluation

Components of a professional practice course include practice, laboratory and/or simulated professional practice and written work . Professional practice courses are graded as:

Satisfactory (S) - Satisfactory performance in relation to the course goals

Unsatisfactory (U) - Unsatisfactory performance in any of the course goals

Needs Development (ND) - Used at midterm evaluation to identify performance in any of the course goals requiring focused attention

In order for students to achieve satisfactory professional practice performance, they are required to:

  • Complete the Pre- Placement Requirements for professional practice agencies by date specified prior to course start;
  • Meet all course goals;
  • Keep appointments with assigned clients, families and faculty;
  • Advise appropriate people of inability to keep appointments in a timely manner;
  • Attend classes, seminars, professional practice experiences, tutorials, simulation and laboratories;
  • Notify the Academic Counsellor (Western), Year 1 or 2 coordinator (Fanshawe), clinical instructor and professional practice agency/unit prior to any absence or late arrival;
  • Be prepared for all professional practice assignments;
  • Adhere to/comply with all professional Guidelines and Standards of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Successfully meet all requirements of the CSP if applicable.

Unacceptable Professional Practice
Behaviors leading to unacceptable professional practice place students, the institution and/or its clients’ at risk. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Lack of judgment, knowledge or skill;
  • Unprofessional comments or conduct;
  • Inadequate preparation;
  • Abuse of the position of trust;
  • Unsafe practice;
  • Violation of confidentiality and/or privacy.

NOTE: It is strictly forbidden that any audio/video/photographic images be taken in any professional practice setting, including lab and simulation for any reason.

Any student who exhibits signs or behaviours that jeopardize the welfare of the client or agency will be asked to leave the agency. Any instance of unacceptable practice will be reported to the Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs (Western) or the C hair of the Collaborative BScN program (Fanshawe College). Removal from any professional practice course may result in a course failure and/or withdrawal from the program.

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Failure to Meet Progression Requirements

Students who fail to meet progression requirements are advised to contact the following individuals regarding continuation in the program:

Western collaborative students and Western CTF students : Academic Counsellor(s), Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

Fanshawe site students: Year Coordinator

Academic Handbook, Registration, Progression Programs - Nursing

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PROGRESSION FOLLOWING ADMISSION WITH TRANSFER CREDIT (ADVANCED STANDING)

To qualify for a Bachelor Degree, a transfer student must obtain credit in a minimum of 5.0 senior courses in a 15.0 course Bachelor Degree (Three-Year), or 10.0 course Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) or an Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year). These courses must be taken through Western or an Affiliated University College. Students admitted with transfer credit (advanced standing) to a specific program of study must meet the progression and graduation requirements for that program. Progression following admission with transfer credit (advanced standing) will be normally according to Level 1 or Level 2 progression requirements, or according to discretionary requirements established by the appropriate Admissions Office.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

 

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PROGRESSION FOLLOWING READMISSION

Progression following readmission will be according to Level 1 or Level 2 progression requirements or according to discretionary requirements established by the appropriate Admissions Office.

Students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic standing in any year subsequent to readmission will not usually be readmissible to the university for a second time.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

 

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PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

Progression Requirements

Progression Requirements are designed to assist a student in improving his/her grades over time so that she/he may attain the required average for graduation or for entrance to and continuation in honors or other specialized programs. Progression requirements establish the minimum requirements for a student to continue at the University but the expectation is that a student will aspire to excellence and seek to achieve results well above the minimum requirements for his/her programs.

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Adjudication

The Adjudication Process involves the assessment of a student's eligibility to progress at the University and/or enter or remain in a program. As part of the adjudication process, progression requirements will be checked twice a year during two adjudication periods: the May adjudication period based on marks obtained during the Fall/Winter term (for the September - December and January - April sessions) and the July-August adjudication period based on marks obtained during the Summer term (Intersession, Summer Evening and Summer Day sessions). Student records for those registered for the term are evaluated/adjudicated to ascertain if a student meets the progression requirements: (a) to remain in good standing at the University, (b) of his/her current program, and/or (c) for entrance to another proposed program in which she/he has indicated an Intent to Register.

Average Calculation for progression requirements includes both a term (sessional) and a cumulative average for all applicable courses. Average calculations INCLUDE failed grades. All grades below 50% are considered failures. Grades below 40% will be included in average calculations as 40%, grades from 40% to 49% will be included as the actual grade reported.

A Course Attempt is a course registration that is not dropped by the Last day to drop deadline date in the Undergraduate Sessional Dates in the Academic Calendar (the latest, including all revisions, will be found on the Office of the Registrar web site). The Last day to drop will vary according to type of course: full course, first term half course, full year half course, and second term half course. A course that is dropped by the last date for adding a course will be removed from a student's record. A course that is dropped after the last date for adding a course but before the final day for dropping a course will be recorded as WDN (withdrawn) and is not considered a course attempt. A course that is dropped after the final day for dropping a course will be recorded as F (failure) and will receive a mark of 40% for Average Calculation purposes.

A Course Repeat is any course previously attempted and recorded at Western. A course attempt having a passing grade may be repeated only once. A course attempt having a failing grade may be repeated only twice. Further course repeats may be authorized only by the Dean of the Faculty in which the student is registered. Grades (including failures) for all course attempts will appear on the transcript and will be included in the accumulation of course attempts and maximum failures allowed. All but the most recent course attempt will appear on the transcript as Repeated, No credit and will be excluded from cumulative average calculations used for progression requirements.

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In Good Standing

In Good Standing - a student who satisfies the minimum progression requirements for continuation of study will be eligible to continue at Western.

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On Probation

On Probation - a student who does not satisfy the minimum progression requirements for continuation of study at Western but who will be allowed to continue at the University under Conditions of Probation:

• A student must seek the advice of the Academic Counsellor(s) in his/her faculty.
• A student will be permitted to take a maximum number of 2.0 courses during the Summer sessions and a maximum of 4.0 during the Fall/Winter sessions, and may be advised to take fewer courses.
• Academic probation will begin immediately upon official notification from the Office of the Registrar, and will last until the first adjudication period at which a minimum of 3.0 courses have been attempted.

• Notification is defined as one or more of:

1) A letter mailed to a student’s home address;
2) An email sent to a student’s official Western email account;
3) A notice posted to the Student Centre where student grades are posted.

  • A student on academic probation must achieve an average of at least 60% with no failures, on all courses taken during the probation period.
  • If the conditions of probation have been met and the cumulative average remains below 60%, the probation period will be extended automatically until the first adjudication period at which a minimum of 3.0 courses have been attempted. Failures during the summer portion of an extension of the probationary period will require the student to withdraw for the fall term.
  • A student will be allowed only one period of probation in the time taken to complete a degree; and only one probation extension. A student will be required to withdraw if either the cumulative average or probation conditions are not met during this extended probation period.
  • A student who fails to meet the Conditions of Probation will be required to withdraw from the University for a minimum of twelve months.

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Required to Withdraw

Required to Withdraw - a student who does not satisfy the minimum Progression Requirements for continuation of study at Western and is not eligible for probation or who has exceeded the maximum number of failed courses allowed, 6.0 courses, will be Required to Withdraw from the University for a minimum of twelve months. A student who has been Required to Withdraw from the University and whose academic standing has been jeopardized by serious medical or personal difficulties may, if they have sought academic accommodation in a timely manner, apply for a Dean's Waiver of Progression Requirements. A student granted a Dean's Waiver of Progression Requirements must meet the specific conditions imposed in the Dean's Waiver.

Should an appeal be made to Senate on the ruling of a Dean, such an appeal shall be considered on behalf of Senate by the Senate Review Board Academic (SRBA). See STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS section.

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Level 1 and 2 progression requirements

Two levels of progression requirements are used to assess a student's Academic Standing Status :

Level 1 progression requirement:
A minimum cumulative average of 55% must be obtained at the first adjudication period at which the student has completed a minimum of 3.0 course attempts. If a student has completed more than 3.0 courses at the time of adjudication, marks from all courses taken will be used to calculate the cumulative average. This minimum cumulative average must be maintained for each successive adjudication period until the student reaches Level 2*.

Students who satisfy this requirement will be eligible to continue study In Good Standing. Students with a cumulative average from 50-54% will continue On Probation. Students with a cumulative average less than 50% will be Required to Withdraw.

Level 2 progression requirement:
A minimum cumulative average of 60% must be obtained at the first adjudication period at which the student has completed a minimum of 8.0 course attempts. If a student has completed more than 8.0 courses at the time of adjudication, marks from all courses taken will be used to calculate the cumulative average. This minimum cumulative average must be maintained for each successive adjudication period until the student graduates*.

Students who satisfy this requirement will be eligible to continue study In Good Standing. Students with a cumulative average from 55-59% will continue On Probation. Students with a cumulative average less than 55% will be Required to Withdraw.

 Academic Standing Status  Progression Requirement  Required Cumulative Averages*
 In Good Standing

Level 1

> or = 55%

 On Probation

Level 1

50 - 54%

 Required to Withdraw

Level 1

<50%>

 In Good Standing

Level 2

> or = 60%

 On Probation

Level 2

55 - 59%

 Required to Withdraw

Level 2

<55%>



Maximum number of failures allowed is 6.0 courses.

* Note: Averages required for graduation may differ. Averages required on an overall program and module will not be less than 60%, and will be higher for some three-year and four-year programs and all honors programs.

Students registered in a Fall/Winter Session, who have applied to register for courses in subsequent Intersession or Summer Evening Session but whose ineligibility for further registration has not yet been determined by the first day of classes, will be permitted to complete any such course(s). Although credit will be retained for courses completed successfully, such credit will not alter ineligibility for further registration. Any such student, required to withdraw for failure to achieve the minimum progression requirements, will not become eligible for further registration before the Summer Day Session in the subsequent year.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL STUDENTS

A Special Student is one who has been awarded a first degree equivalent to at least a three-year degree at Western.

Applicants admitted under regulations governing Special Students will be subject to Level 2 progression requirements (i.e., a minimum cumulative average of 60%) at the first adjudication period at which the student has completed a minimum of 3.0 course attempts. Special Students will then be subject to Level 2 progression requirements for all subsequent adjudication periods. Students who fail to meet this standard will be Required to Withdraw. Readmission shall be at the discretion of the appropriate Admissions Office.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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REGISTRATION/COURSE SELECTION

Full- time and part -time studies are available at Western and its Affiliated University Colleges. Students may also take advantage of diverse course offerings during the Spring/Summer Sessions (Summer Evening, Intersession, Summer Day, Distance Studies), and the Fall/Winter Sessions by Distance Studies.

Each undergraduate student will be classified as regular or special, full- time or part -time. A student's registration status is determined as follows:

Regular Student
A student who registers in the course requirements for a program and is proceeding toward a degree in that program.

Special Student
(i) A student who has received a degree from this (or another) university and who registers to take further courses but who is not a candidate for a degree.

(ii) Students who have an undergraduate degree from The University of Western Ontario and who intend to either (a) upgrade from a non- honors to an honors degree or (b) complete the requirements for a second honors degree in another discipline, must apply to the appropriate department(s) for assessment. Students will be considered for a specific Honors Degree program provided that all requirements for entry into an Honors program have been met. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to an Honors Degree program: approval is at the discretion of the appropriate department and Dean's office. Department(s) will take into account courses from the first degree and prescribe the courses to be completed to fulfill all of the honors requirements. No fewer than 5.0 senior courses may be required and some programs may require more than 5.0 courses. These prescribed courses must be taken at The University of Western Ontario. Graduation requirements will differ according to the program. Students should check with the appropriate Dean's Office to ensure specific graduation requirements are being met.
 

Full-Time Student
A student who registers in any session for 3.5 credits or more. (Also see the STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES sections.)

Part-Time Student
A student who registers for 3.0 or fewer credits in any session.

To register for courses, a student must:

  1. Be admitted to Western or be a continuing student in good standing. Students who have registered at Western, have subsequently transferred to another educational institution and who wish to resume studies at Western are not considered continuing students . Such students are considered transfer students and will be required to submit an application for admission by the applicable deadline.
  2. Select courses and ensure such courses are recorded by the Registrar's Office by the appropriate deadline.
  3. Pay or make arrangements to pay fees.


Failure to register during the designated time will result in a late registration fee.

First year and Transfer Students will be mailed registration information during the summer.

Continuing Undergraduate Students will complete an "Intent to Register" Form in February."Intent to Register" Forms will be available online. The on-line form and further instructions will be available at www.registrar.uwo.ca.

Students transferring between Western and its Affiliated University Colleges must indicate their intent on the February "Intent to Register" form.

Students in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies register for each of three terms.

Special Students wishing to register in 4000-level courses must obtain departmental permission for each course.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

 

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RICHARD IVEY BUSINESS SCHOOL - PROGRESSION AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The HBA Program

For students entering the HBA program in September 2017 and thereafter, the following program curriculum applies:

The Third Year (HBA1)
The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration consists of an integrated set of courses (7.5 courses) designed to give a basic understanding of the functions and the interrelationships of the major areas of management, as well as to develop problem-solving and action-planning skills.
All students will take:  Business Administration 3300K, Business Administration 3301K, Business Administration 3302K, Business Administration 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K, Business Administration 3323K.

No substitute for any of the above courses is permitted under any circumstances.

The Fourth Year (HBA2)
The fourth year consists of required and elective courses (6.0 courses). The elective courses allow students to design a personal program of study best suited to their individual needs. A few students concentrate mainly in one functional area; most prefer to select courses from several areas.

Required (2.5):
International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B.

Corporations and Society Perspective Requirement: at least one 0.5 course from Business Administration – Corporations and Society designated electives offered during the academic year or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.

Managerial Accounting Requirement: Business Administration 4624A/B.

Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569.

Electives (3.5):
3.5 elective courses chosen from 4000 level Business courses (0.5 course from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Law that is career related may be substituted for a Business elective with the permission of the HBA Program Director).


For students who entered the HBA Program in September 2016 and prior, the following program curriculum applies:

The Third Year (HBA1)
The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration consists of an integrated set of courses (8.25 courses) designed to give a basic understanding of the functions and the interrelationships of the major areas of management, as well as to develop problem-solving and action-planning skills.

All students will take: Business Administration 3300K, Business Administration 3301K, Business Administration 3302K, Business Administration 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3307K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K, Business Administration 3323K.

No substitute for any of the above courses is permitted under any circumstances.

The Fourth Year (HBA2)
The fourth year consists of required and elective courses (6.0 courses). The elective courses allow students to design a personal program of study best suited to their individual needs. A few students concentrate mainly in one functional area; most prefer to select courses from several areas.

Required:
International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B.

Corporations and Society Perspective Requirement: at least one 0.5 course from Business Administration 4521A/B, Business Administration 4522A/B, Business Administration 4523A/B or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.

Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569.

Electives:
4.0 elective courses chosen from 4000 level Business courses (1.0 course from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Science, or Law that is career related may be substituted for a Business elective with the permission of the HBA Program Director).

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Progression and Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for registration in the fourth year, third-year students must meet the following requirements:  

1. Pass all courses.
2. Achieve an overall average of 70% or better in HBA1, as defined by the program.
3. Participate in three Ivey research studies as part of the program.  If a student chooses not to participate in the research studies, they can fulfill this requirement by writing review essays of 3 to 5 pages each, double spaced, on articles of their choice from a management journal, such as Harvard Business Review or MIT/Sloan Management Review.  


To be eligible for graduation, fourth-year students must meet the following requirements:

1. Pass all courses.
2. Achieve an overall average of at least 70% over all courses taken in HBA2, as defined by the program.


Students may be "passed by faculty action" by a majority of the teaching faculty attending the HBA1 or HBA2 grades meetings.

Extended-Time HBA Program
All students are expected to complete the HBA program on a full-time basis.  The Extended-Time HBA program is intended for HBA2 students who are not able to complete the final year of the HBA program because of significant extenuating compassionate or medical circumstances.  The Extended-Time HBA program is available only with the permission of the HBA Program Director and with supporting documentation.

Special Students
HBA graduates may enroll in HBA2 electives as special students only with permission of the HBA Program Director.

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Unsatisfactory Standing

The teaching faculty of each year of the program meet to consider individually the case of each student who has not met the requirements either for progression or graduation. Given the academic performance of the student and all other information available to the Faculty, A third year student may be:  

1. Required to withdraw from the program
2. Passed by Faculty action
3. Admitted to the fourth year following withdrawal
4. Required to follow a course of action deemed appropriate by the Faculty.


A fourth year student may be:

1. Required to withdraw from the program
2. Passed by Faculty action
3. Permitted to do a program of remedial work  
4. Required to follow a course of action deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

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Academic Appeals Procedures

An appeal is a request for an exemption from a Senate regulation or a request that a grade on a particular piece of work or a final standing in a course or program be changed. The successive levels for an academic appeal are as follows:

1. consultation with the faculty member
2. submission of a written request to the Dean, through the Program Director
3. submission of a written application to the Senate Review Board Academic  

Each step of the appeals process should be initiated as soon as possible and within the timelines as specified in the STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS section.


Academic Handbook, Registration, Professional Program Business

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SCHOLAR'S ELECTIVES PROGRAM AND WESTERN SCHOLARS

Scholar's Electives

The Scholar's Electives program allows students who have demonstrated outstanding academic potential to apply to Western for admission to both a primary, discipline-based program/module of study and the Scholar's Electives program. The Scholar's Elective program is designed to provide an intellectually stimulating learning environment for students who truly wish to undertake an interdisciplinary and/or laboratory research experience. Its goal is to foster a community of scholars who have diverse disciplinary and research interests, but a general intellectual curiosity about most disciplines. The program is intended primarily for students who are interested in completing a four-year Honors degree before moving on to their chosen careers.

Those selected will comprise a small group (no larger than 50-75 students per year at the constituent university) who will, in addition to their Honors degree courses, enrol in a Scholar's Electives program comprised of 3.0 courses. The interdisciplinary courses in the Scholar's Electives program will be taught by faculty members from more than one Faculty and expose students to significant ideas from different disciplines.

The small enrolment in the program will enable the students to connect with one another and ensure greater individual contact with faculty members. Development and staffing of the Scholar's Electives courses will be the responsibility of the participating faculties.

Brescia and Huron University Colleges also offers a Scholar's Electives program leading to a BA degree under the same conditions. King's University College offers its own King's Scholar program. Admission to the program shall be granted by the Academic Dean (Brescia or King's University College) or Dean of Arts and Social Science (Huron University College) and, where appropriate, in consultation with the Dean(s) of the constituent university faculties involved in the proposed course of study.

Students who complete the first two years of the Scholar's Electives Program successfully before registering in one of the HBA combined programs in the Richard Ivey School of Business may continue in the Scholar's Electives Program and receive this designation at graduation.

While the primary benefit of enrolling in Scholar's Electives is the flexibility to achieve personal and unique academic goals, there are a number of ancillary benefits associated with the program. Scholar's Electives students will have the benefit of being paired with a Faculty mentor in Years 2 and 3. The mentor will hold regular meetings with the student to monitor the student's progress and provide advice if necessary. Students will also have the opportunity to network and build a community with other high-achieving students through planned activities and events facilitated by both the Faculties and The Student Success Centre. The current listing of minimum admission requirements to undergraduate programs from foreign countries is maintained by the Office of the Registrar. For admission requirements of international applicants, please refer to the International Students admission policy in the Admission section in the Academic Calendar.

Admission Requirements
Students apply for admission to the Scholar's Electives program prior to registration in first year of a BA, BHSc, BMSc or BSc degree program. Scholar's Electives is a limited enrolment program, open to full-time students who qualify for membership as Western Scholars by having at least a 90% admission average. Selection will be determined by a Selection Committee on the basis of grades and personal accomplishments, such as demonstrated achievement beyond the classroom and community contributions, as detailed on a supplementary admissions form.

Program Requirements
The Scholar's Electives program is a 21.0-course program that includes an honors degree, with either an Honors Specialization or Honors double Major modules, as well as the Scholar's Electives courses. The Honors Specialization or the Major modules may be standard modules offered by Departments, or theme areas* designed by the student with the support of Faculty mentors and approved by the Dean's Office. The lecture/seminar courses in the Scholar's Electives program are interdisciplinary courses developed and taught by a team of experienced faculty members. Mentoring for the Supervised Individual Research courses in Years 2 and 3 of the Scholar's Electives program will be by individual faculty members who are experienced researchers.

Scholar's Electives Program
3.0 courses:

0.5 course: Scholars Electives 1100F/G (normally taken in Year 1), or the former Scholars Electives 1020Y
2.0 courses from: Scholars Electives 2200E, Scholars Electives 3302E, Scholars Electives 3305E.
0.5 course: Scholars Electives 4400Y.

Students must be registered in a minimum of 5.0 courses during each Fall/Winter session. Scholars Electives 1100F/G  or the former Scholars Electives 1020Y will be taken in addition to the minimum course load of 5.0 courses in Year 1. With permission of the Department and Dean's Office, students with an appropriate background may be permitted to include senior courses in Year 1. In second and third year, the Scholar's Elective courses will be taken within the minimum course load of 5.0 courses. Scholars Electives 4400Y will be taken in addition to the minimum course load of 5.0 courses in Year 4. After first year, students are required to take all of their courses at the 2000-level and above. (One exception may be permitted with Dean's approval.). Graduation regulations such as breadth and essay requirements, apply to Scholar's Electives students.


Themed Modules
These modules allow study in areas that are not covered within the existing Honors Specialization or Major modules. Each themed module will be overseen by an appropriate mentor or Associate Dean. Examples of these themes include:

    - peace studies (economics, politics, philosophy, anthropology, history, women's studies, etc.)
    - multiculturalism (politics, geography, comparative literature, history, languages, etc.)
    - scientific methodology (biology, chemistry, physics, history, philosophy, etc.)

Progression and Graduation Requirements
To maintain their registration in the Scholar's Electives program, students enrol in a full course load (minimum of 5.0 courses) during the Fall/Winter session and must achieve a sessional average of at least 80% in all courses taken during the Fall/Winter session with no mark less than 65%. Students must achieve a mark of at least 80% in their two Scholar's Electives research courses. If additional courses are taken during the summer session, students must achieve an average of at least 70% during the summer session with no mark less than 65%.

Graduation requirements: Completion of an Honors Bachelor degree, including the Scholar's Electives program, with a minimum cumulative average of 80% with no grade less than 65%.

The diploma awarded to students will record both the status of Scholar's Electives and the module(s) studied, as recommended by the Dean.

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Western Scholars

Nature and Purpose
The purpose of the Western Scholars designation is to recognize students’ outstanding academic achievement and to provide opportunities for program enrichment.

High-achieving students entering first year are eligible to become members of the honor society referred to as Western Scholars. Western Scholars are invited to participate in extracurricular activities through which they are exposed to a variety of cultural, social and academic events, and are offered opportunities to participate in volunteer activities in the community.

Western Scholars are encouraged to pursue Honors Bachelor degrees. Although there is no requirement that Western Scholars take honors-level options, they are encouraged to select challenging courses that meet their academic needs.

The Western Scholars designation is noted on the student’s internal academic record, official transcript and degree diploma.

Eligibility Requirements
Students entering full-time study with averages of at least 90% or equivalent are invited to be recognized as Western Scholars prior to the beginning of their first year as part of the registration process. Students with equivalent levels of achievement who are entering with an International Baccalaureate or who have been admitted as international students or transfer students are also eligible.
 
Students who were not eligible at the time of admission to first year or eligible students who did not accept membership in their first year may apply for the Western Scholars designation at the end of first year if their sessional average in first year exceeds 80% on a full course load (i.e., at least 5.0 courses in the Fall/Winter session), with no mark below 65%. In subsequent years, students may apply for Western Scholars designation if they have met all of the progression requirements each session from their first year onward.

To retain the Western Scholars designation, students must achieve a sessional average of at least 80%, with no mark less than 65%, on a full course load (i.e., at least 5.0 courses) during each Fall/Winter session and a sessional average of at least 70%, with no mark less than 65%, on any additional courses taken during the summer session.

 

Academic Handbook, Admission, Scholar's Electives Program and Western Scholars

 

RELATED:

The Student Success Centre, Scholar's Electives Program

The Student Success Centre, Western Scholars

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STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR COURSE SELECTION

A student in a degree program must select courses in accordance with the published requirements. Many courses have prerequisites or require the approval of the department. These requirements, and any enrolment limitations, should be noted carefully prior to registration. Substitutions for prescribed courses require the written approval of the department and the Dean. Students registering in the Fall/Winter Session and intending to take second-term half-courses must register for those courses during the course registration period.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their selection of courses is appropriate and accurately recorded, that all course prerequisites have been completed successfully, and that they are aware of any antirequisite course(s) that they have taken. If the student does not have the requisites for a course, and does not have written special permission from his or her Dean to enroll in the course, the University reserves the right to cancel the student's registration in the course. This decision may not be appealed. The normal financial and academic penalties will apply to a student who is dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites.

The final date for registration is the last day of the second week of first-term classes. Although every effort will be made to accommodate late registrants, students are warned that courses may be filled by that date.

Students registered at Western or at an Affiliated University College (Brescia, Huron, King's) should note that if a course appropriate to their program is offered in an academic unit other than their own, they may register in it providing that their academic unit does not offer the course. However, students must have the written permission of the Dean of their Faculty prior to registering in a course that is offered both at Western and an Affiliated University College.

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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THE DEGREE STRUCTURE

The Degree Structure

The Modules
There are four possible modules of study which may be entered after First Year:

  • Honors Specialization (9.0 or more specified courses)
  • Specialization (9.0 or more specified courses)
  • Major (6.0 -7.0 specified courses)
  • Minor (4.0 -5.0 specified courses)


The modular degree structure affords the opportunity to combine various subjects from different Departments and Faculties. The chart below shows how modules can be combined in the three different types of degrees offered. The modules taken must fit within these degree structures. Departments, Schools, Faculties and Affiliated University Colleges may offer some or all of the above modules. See Faculty and Department listings for details. Combinations other than those listed below have not been approved; consequently, they may not be taken. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

 

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Approved Module Combinations

APPROVED MODULE COMBINATIONS FOR DEGREES

DEGREE TYPE

HONORS SPECIALIZATION MODULE

SPECIALIZATION MODULE

MAJOR MODULE

MAJOR MODULE

MINOR MODULE

MINOR MODULE

Honors Bachelor

E

 

 

 

 

 

Honors Bachelor

E

 

A

 

 

 

 Honors Bachelor

E

 

 

 

A

 

 Honors Bachelor

 

 

E

E

 

 

 Bachelor 4 Year

 

E

 

 

 

 

 Bachelor 4 Year

 

E

A

 

 

 

 Bachelor 4 Year

 

E

 

 

A

 

 Bachelor 4 Year

 

 

E

A

 

 

 Bachelor 4 Year

 

 

E

 

 

 

 Bachelor 4 Year

 

 

E

 

A

 

 Bachelor 4 Year

 

 

E

 

A

A

 Bachelor 3 Year

 

 

E

 

 

 

 Bachelor 3 Year

 

 

E

 

A

 

 Bachelor 3 Year

 

 

 

 

E

E

E (Essential Modules) A (Additional Modules) 

 

The Honors Bachelor Degree - (A minimum 20.0 Courses)
15.0 courses after first year, including at least an Honors Specialization or a Double Major, as follows:

  • Honors Specialization module (9.0 or more)
    This may be combined with a Major module or a Minor module or option(s).
  • Major module (6.0 -7.0) plus a Major module (6.0 - 7.0) plus option(s) (3.0 - 1.0)
    This combination requires two Major modules.


The Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) - (A minimum 20.0 Courses)
15.0 courses after first year including at least a Specialization module or a Major module, as follows:

  • Specialization module (9.0 or more)
    This may be combined with a Major module or a Minor module or option(s).
  • Major module (6.0 -7.0) plus a Major module (6.0 - 7.0) plus option(s) (3.0 - 1.0)
  • Major module (6.0 -7.0) plus Minor(s) modules(s) or option(s).
  • Major module (6.0 -7.0) plus options


The Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) - (15.0 Courses)
10.0 courses after first year including at least a Major module or Double Minors, as follows:

  • Major module (6.0 - 7.0) plus option(s)
  • Major module (6.0 - 7.0) plus a Minor module (4.0 - 5.0)
  • Minor module (4.0 - 5.0) plus a Minor module (4.0 - 5.0) plus option(s) (2.0 - 0)
    This combination requires two Minor modules

 
Notes on the Modules:

Module Combinations and Overlap

Modules in the same discipline normally may not be combined: e.g. an Honors Specialization module in Sociology may not be combined with a Major module or a Minor module in Sociology. However, if a Department offers modules with different titles e.g. Sociology and Criminology, the possibility for combination is at the discretion of the Department and Faculty concerned.

Modules require specific courses, some of which may be common to other modules. Students who wish to combine modules containing the same courses must consult the Department(s) and Faculty concerned to see if such overlap is permitted.

Note: Some degrees limit the number of courses which may be taken in one subject.

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Cross Disciplinary

Cross Disciplinary

A Cross Disciplinary Major module consists of 6.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) approved by the student's Dean's Office. Only available in the Bachelor of Arts Degree (Three-Year). Not offered in the Bachelor of Science degree.

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Undeclared Status

Undeclared Status

Second year students who are taking prerequisite course(s) for a specific module may be registered temporarily in an Undeclared Status within a Bachelor Degree (Four Year) only. This status is available only in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Science and the Affiliated University Colleges. Students progressing into third year must meet the requirements to enter a module. Transfer and Readmitted students who are admitted to an Undeclared Status must consult their Faculty regarding eligibility for specific modules. It is not possible to graduate with an Undeclared Three-Year or Four-Year Bachelor Degree.

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Honors Specialization Module

The Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year)

The Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) must include at least an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules. Registration in an honors degree usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third or fourth year provided the student has fulfilled the Year 1 principal course requirements and has achieved a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in the courses of the module and a passing grade in each option. Enrollment in some modules is limited and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that students will be offered enrollment. Students intending to proceed to a four-year Honors degree should consider the degree requirements when selecting courses in first, second and third years. Four-Year Honors degree programs are composed of not fewer than 20.0 successfully completed courses required for the degree. Students admitted with advanced standing to an honors program are required to complete a minimum of 10.0 courses offered by Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.

Honors Specialization Module

Admission Requirements
Completion of first-year requirements, including at least 3.0 principal courses specified by the Department. These principal courses must be completed with a minimum average of 70% and a minimum mark of 60% in each. The remaining first-year courses must be completed successfully. Enrollment in some modules may be limited. Modules may have higher admission requirements.

Progression Requirements
For progression in an Honors Specialization module, a student must earn a minimum cumulative modular average of 70%, a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module and a passing grade in each option.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules. Refer to individual Department listings.

In exceptional circumstances, a student who earns a minimum cumulative modular average of 68%, with a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module and a passing grade in each option, may be permitted to progress by special permission of the Dean on the recommendation of the Department concerned.

Students who fail to meet the progression requirements in an Honors Specialization may be eligible to continue in the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) in either a Specialization module or a Major module.

Graduation Requirements
Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year). For complete graduation requirements refer to the Graduation Regulations section.

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Double Major Modules

Admission Requirements
Completion of First Year requirements with at least 3.0 principal courses, including the courses specified for each of two Major modules. If fewer than 3.0 courses are specified, the best additional first year course(s) will be included in the total of 3.0. In some combinations, more than 3.0 specific courses will be required as principal courses. The principal courses must be completed with a minimum average of 70% and a minimum mark of 60% in each. The remaining First Year courses must be completed successfully. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Progression Requirements
For progression in an Honors Double Major, a student must earn a minimum cumulative modular average of 70%, a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module and a passing grade in each option. The modular average for each Major will be calculated separately.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules. Refer to individual Department listings.

Students who fail to meet the progression requirements of an Honors Double Major may be eligible to continue in the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) in either a Specialization module or Major module(s).

Graduation Requirements
Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year). For complete graduation requirements refer to the Graduation Regulations section.

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Specialization Module

The Bachelor Degree (Four-Year)

The Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) must include at least a Specialization module or at least one Major module. Registration in the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third or fourth year. Students intending to proceed to a Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) should consider the degree requirements when selecting courses in first, second and third years. Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) programs are composed of not fewer than 20.0 successfully completed courses required for the degree. Students admitted with advanced standing to a Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) are required to complete a minimum of 10.0 courses offered by Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Specialization Module

Admission Requirements
Completion of First Year requirements, including the principal course(s), specified by the Department with a minimum mark of 60% in each of these course(s). Higher standards may apply to some modules. Refer to Departmental listings. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Progression Requirements
For progression in a Specialization module, a student must meet the minimum Progression Requirements to continue at the University. See "Progression Requirements" in this Calendar.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules. Refer to individual Department listings.

Graduation Requirements
Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year). For complete degree requirements, refer to the Graduation Regulations section.

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Major Module (4 Year)

Admission Requirements
Completion of First Year requirements, including the principal course(s), specified by the Department(s) with a minimum mark of 60% in each. Higher standards may apply to some modules. Refer to Departmental listings. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Progression Requirements
For progression in a Major module, a student must meet the minimum Progression Requirements to continue at the University. See Progression Requirements Section.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules.

Graduation Requirements
Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year). For complete graduation requirements, refer to the Graduation Regulations section.
 

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Major Module (3 Year)

The Bachelor Degree (Three-Year)

The Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) must include at least one Major module or at least two Minor modules. Registration in the Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third year. Students intending to proceed to a Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) should consider the degree requirements when selecting courses in first and second years. Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) programs are composed of not fewer than 15.0 successfully completed courses required for the degree. Students admitted with advanced standing to a Bachelor Degree (Three-Year) are required to complete a minimum of 5.0 senior courses (numbered 2000 - 4999) offered by Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Major Module

Admission Requirements
Completion of First Year requirements, including the principal course(s), specified by the Department with a minimum mark of 60% in each. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Progression Requirements
For progression in a Major module, a student must meet the minimum Progression Requirements to continue at the University. See "Progression Requirements" section.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules. Refer to individual Department listings.

Graduation Requirements
Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Three-Year). For complete graduation requirements, refer to the Graduation Regulations section.

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Double Minor Modules (3 Year)

Admission Requirements
Completion of First Year requirements, including the principal course(s), of each of two Minor modules with a minimum mark of 60% in each principal course. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Progression Requirements
For progression in Double Minor modules, a student must meet the minimum Progression Requirements to continue at the University. See "Progression Requirements" in this Calendar.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules. Refer to individual Department listings.

Graduation Requirements
Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Three-Year). For complete degree requirements refer to the Graduation Regulations section.

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Admission, Progression, and Graduation Chart

The Honors Bachelor Degree

MODULE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Honors Specialization

1st Year Requirements

  • Successful completion of all first year requirements, including at least 3.0 principal courses as specified by the department.
  • minimum 70% average on the principal courses for entry to the module.
  • A minimum mark of 60% in each principal course for entry to the module

NOTE: Enrollment in some modules may be limited. Modules may have higher admission requirements.
NOTE: Students who wish to enter this module in a senior year must mee the above requirements and the progression requirements for the module.

  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 70%
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module.
  • Passing grade in each option.

Note: Higher progression standards may be required in limited enrollment modules.

On the 20.0 courses counted for graduation:

  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 70% in the Honors Specialization module.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each course of this module.
  • Passing grade in each option.
  • Minimum overall average of 65% on the 20.0 courses.
  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in any additional Major or Minor module completed.
  • For complete graduation requirements refer to ‘Graduation Requirements for the Honors Bachelor Degree'.
Double Major

1st Year Requirements

  • Successful completion of all first year requirements.
  •  70% average on the principal courses for entry to each module.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each principal course for entry to each module.

NOTE: Enrollment in some modules may be limited. NOTE: Students who wish to enter this module in a senior year must meet the above requirements and the progression requirements for the module.

  • Minimum cumulative average of 70% in each module.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each course of each module.
  • Passing grade in each option.

NOTE: Higher progression standards may be required in limited enrollment modules. NOTE: No exceptions will be permitted.

On the 20.0 courses counted for graduation:

  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 70% in each Major module.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each course of each module.
  • Passing grade in each option.
  • Minimum overall average of 65% on the 20.0 courses.
  • For complete graduation requirements refer to ‘Graduation Requirements for the Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year)’.

NOTE: No exceptions will be permitted.


The Bachelor Degree (Four-Year)

MODULE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Specialization

1st Year Requirements

  • Successful completion of all first year requirements.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each principal course for entry to the module.

NOTE: Enrollment in some modules may be limited.
NOTE: Students who wish to enter this module in a senior year must meet the above requirements and the progression requirements for the module

  • Satisfy the Progression Requirements for the University (Level 1 and Level 2).

NOTE: Higher progression standards may be required in limited enrollment modules.

On the 20.0 courses counted for graduation:

  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in the Specialization module.
  • Minimum overall average of 60% in the 20.0 courses.
  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in any additional Major or Minor module completed.
  • For complete graduation requirements refer to ‘Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year)’.
Major

1st Year Requirements

  • Successful completion of all first year requirements.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each principal course for entry to the module.

NOTE: Enrollment in some modules may be limited. NOTE: Students who wish to enter this module in a senior year must meet the above requirements and the progression requirements for the module.

  • Satisfy the Progression Requirements for the University (Level 1 and Level 2).

NOTE: Higher progression standards may be required in limited enrollment modules.

On the 20.0 courses counted for graduation:

  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in the Major module.
  • Minimum overall average of 60% in the 20.0 courses.
  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in any additional Major or Minor module completed.
  • For complete graduation requirements refer to ‘Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year)’.

 

 

The Bachelor Degree (Three-Year)

Major

1st Year Requirements

  • Successful completion of all first year requirements.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each principal course for entry to the module.

NOTE: Enrollment in some modules may be limited. NOTE: Students who wish to enter this module in a senior year must meet the above requirements and the progression requirements for the module.

  • Satisfy the Progression Requirements for the University (Level 1 and Level 2).

NOTE: Higher progression standards may be required in limited enrollment modules.

On the 15.0 courses counted for graduation:

  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in the Major module.
  • Minimum overall average of 60% in the 15.0 courses.
  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in any additional Major or Minor module completed.
  • For complete graduation requirements refer to ‘Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Three-Year)’.
Double Minor

1st Year Requirements

  • Successful completion of all first year requirements.
  • Minimum mark of 60% in each principal course for entry to the module.

NOTE: Enrollment in some modules may be limited. NOTE: Students who wish to enter this module in a senior year must meet the above requirements and the progression requirements for the module.

 
  • Satisfy the Progression Requirements for the University (Level 1 and Level 2).

NOTE: Higher progression standards may be required in limited enrollment modules.

 

On the 15.0 courses counted for graduation:

  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in the Major module.
  • Minimum overall average of 60% in the 15.0 courses.
  • Minimum cumulative modular average of 60% in any additional Major or Minor module completed.
  • For complete graduation requirements refer to ‘Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor Degree (Three-Year)’.

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Post-Degree Modules

Post-Degree Modules
After graduation with an undergraduate degree, students may complete additional Major and/or Minor modules(s) without completing a second degree. Students must consult the Dean’s Office of the Faculty in which the module is offered to request permission to register in a Post-Degree module. Permission may be denied if there is significant overlap with courses completed within the first degree.A Post-Degree module must be in a different subject area, not included in the undergraduate degree.

Students must complete the total number of courses required for this additional module with an average on these courses of at least 60%. Courses successfully completed during the first degree that are considered “extra” courses by the Faculty offering the first degree may be considered for use towards the Post-Degree module, at the discretion of the Faculty offering the Post-Degree module. All courses required for the Post-Degree module must be completed through the course offerings of Western University. Completion of Post-Degree modules will be recognized only by a notation on the student’s transcript.
 
Additional Modules
Major and/or Minor modules may be taken in addition to the essential modules for the degree in accordance with the degree structure outlined previously. Combinations other than those listed in the “Degree Structure” section have not been approved; consequently, they may not be taken. Students graduating with an additional Major or Minor module within their degree must successfully complete the additional module with a minimum average of 60%.

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Second Degree (Excluding Professional Degrees)

Second Degree (Excluding Professional Degrees)

Graduates of Western University :

  • Students must apply to the appropriate Faculty for permission to pursue a second degree at the same level or higher than the first degree.
  • The Faculty offering the second degree will consult the department(s) concerned and will consider admission requirements in determining whether the request will be granted.
  • Students must successfully complete all courses for the second degree through the course offerings of Western University.
  • Western courses determined as “extra” to the first degree may be used towards the second degree only with permission of the Faculty concerned.
  • The Faculty will consider the requirements for breadth, essay courses and residency in specifying the courses required to complete the second degree.
  • At least 5.0 senior courses are required to fulfill modular and degree requirements. The courses specified by the Faculty will be used in calculating the graduating average.
    Students pursuing an Honors degree must achieve a minimum average of 70% on the modular courses specified for the second degree with no mark less than 60% in each modular course. A minimum average of 60% with no failures must be achieved on all optional courses. Higher requirements may apply to limited enrollment programs.
    Students pursuing a Four-Year Bachelor (non-honors) degree must achieve a minimum average of 60% on the modular courses specified for the second degree, and a passing grade in each modular and optional course. Higher requirements may apply to limited enrollment programs.
    Students must satisfy the breadth and essay degree requirements if not already satisfied within the first degree:
        Breadth: 1.0 senior course from each of Categories A, B, and C must be completed.
        Essay: at least 1.0 senior designated essay course must be completed.

Graduates of other accredited universities:

  • Students must apply to the Faculty offering the second degree for admission as Special Students.
  • The second degree must be at the same level or higher than the first degree.
  • The Faculty offering the second degree will consult the department(s) concerned and will consider admission requirements in determining whether the request will be granted.
  • Students must successfully complete all courses for the second degree through the course offerings of Western University.
  • The Faculty will consider the requirements for breadth and residency in specifying the courses required to complete the second degree.
  • At least 10.0 senior courses are required to fulfill modular and degree requirements. The courses specified by the Faculty will be used in calculating the graduating average.
  • Students pursuing an Honors degree must achieve a minimum average of 70% on the modular courses specified for the second degree with no mark less than 60% in each modular course. A minimum average of 60%, with no failures must be achieved on all optional courses. Higher requirements may apply to limited enrollment programs.
  • Students pursuing a Four-Year Bachelor (non-honors) degree must achieve a minimum average of 60% on the modular courses specified for the second degree, and a passing grade in each modular and optional course. Higher requirements may apply to limited enrollment programs.
  • Students must satisfy the breadth and essay degree requirements for graduation:

Breadth: 1.0 senior course from each of Categories A, B, and C must be completed if not already satisfied within the first degree.
Essay: at least 1.0 senior designated essay course must be completed through Western University.

The chart below indicates the possibilities for upgrading to an Honors Bachelor Degree:

FIRST DEGREE SECOND DEGREE
Three-year degree containing: Honors degree

Major
Minor + Minor
Major + Minor

Honors Specialization in either the same subject or a different subject than either the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors in a different subject than the Major module completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors in either the same subject(s) or different subject(s) as the Minor module(s) completed in the previous degree.
Four-year degree (non-honors) containing: Honors degree

Specialization
Specialization + Major
Specialization + Minor

Honors Specialization in either the same subject or a different subject than the Specialization or Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors in different subjects than the Specialization or Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors, one of which is in the same subject as the Minor module completed in the previous degree

Major
Major + Major
Major + Minor
Major + Minor + Minor

Honors Specialization in either the same subject or a different subject than a Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.


Double Majors in different subjects than the Major or Minor module(s) completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors in the same subject(s) as the Minor module(s) completed in the previous degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors degree containing: Honors degree
Honors Specialization
Honors Specialization + Major
Honors Specialization + Minor
Honors Specialization in a different subject than the Honors Specialization or Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.

Honors Specialization in the same subject as either the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors in different subjects than the Honors Specialization or Major or Minor module(s) completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors, one of which is in the same subject as the Minor module completed in the previous degree.
Major + Major Honors Specialization in either the same subject or a different subject than a Major module completed in the previous degree.

Double Majors in different subjects than the Major module(s) completed in the previous degree.

 

The chart below indicates the possibilities for upgrading to a Four-Year Bachelor Degree:

FIRST DEGREE SECOND DEGREE
Three-year degree containing: Four-year (non-honors) degree

Major
Minor + Minor
Major + Minor

Specialization in either the same subject or a different subject than the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.
Major(s) in the same subject(s) as the Minor module(s) completed in the previous degree.
Major(s) in a different subject(s) than the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.
Four-year degree (non-honors) containing: Four-year (non-honors) degree

Specialization
Specialization + Major
Specialization + Minor

Specialization in a different subject than the Specialization or Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.
Specialization in the same subject as the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.
Major in the same subject as the Minor module completed in the previous degree.

Major(s) in a different subject(s) than the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.

Major
Major + Major
Major + Minor
Major + Minor + Minor

Specialization in either the same subject or a different subject than the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.


Major(s) in the same subject(s) as the Minor module(s) completed in the previous degree.
Major(s) in a different subject(s) than the Major or Minor module completed in the previous degree.

 

Notes:
Students applying to upgrade their previous degree conferred under the "old" Western University regulations should consult their Faculty regarding permissible upgrades.

Students whose previous degree is a professional degree (BA Honors Business Administration, BESc, BFA, BMus, BMusA, BA(HEc), BSc(HEc), BSW(Hons), DDS, LLB or JD, MD, MDiv, MTS) should consult the "Sequential Degree" section for information.
 
Second Degree (When One Degree is a Professional Degree)

Professional Degrees:

BA Honors Business Administration, BESc, BFA, BMus, BMusA, BA(HEc), BSc(FN), BScN, BSc(HEc), BSW(Hons), DDS, LLB or JD, MD, MDiv, MTS

1. Sequential Degree

  • 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.


2. 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. (For further fees information, please refer to the Student Financial Services section)

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.

3. 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 (BESc/JD)
Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)

 

Academic Handbook, Registration, Registration and Progression

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