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CONCURRENT HONORS BSc COMPUTER SCIENCE/LLB PROGRAM

The concurrent BSc/LLB program allows students to complete both the Honors BSc (Computer Science) degree and the LLB degree in six years, instead of the seven years it takes if the programs are pursued separately. Successful applicants to the concurrent program will enter first year law after completing two years of Computer Science at Western. After one year in the Faculty of Law, students in the concurrent program will take a combination of Computer Science and Law courses in years four, five and six. Upon completion of the program, students will receive both an Honors BSc in Computer Science and an LLB.


Application Information

Applicants to the concurrent program will apply to the Faculty of Law at the beginning of their second year of Computer Science. To be eligible for the concurrent program, students must have a cumulative, weighted average of 78%, or stand in the top 20% of their class in their first two years of Computer Science. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum LSAT requirement established by the Law School Admissions Committee.


Year I

Students must take the required courses in Computer Science


Year II

Students must take the required courses in Computer Science


Year III

Students must take first year Law


Year IV, V and VI

Students will take an approved mix of required and elective courses from both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Science. Students must take courses in the Faculty of Law totaling at least 45 credit hours. These courses must include: the compulsory core curriculum courses and a course requiring a written essay worth at least two credit hours.

Note: Students must also include three courses that expose students to the impact of technology on society as well as ethical issues and thought processes in the Humanities and Social Sciences, such as courses in philosophy of law, international law, environmental law, ethics and accounting. These three courses will be approved for each student by the Faculty of Engineering Science and the Faculty of Law.


Progression Standards

Once admitted to the concurrent program, students must meet the regular progression requirements of the Faculty of Law and the Department of Computer Science, and stand in the top half of their respective classes in each year.


Failure to Meet Progression Standards

A student who fails to meet these progression requirements would be required to withdraw from the concurrent program. However, if that student has met the progression requirements of either the Computer Science or Law program, he or she will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. In order to graduate, a student who is withdrawn from the concurrent program must complete all the degree requirements of the program in which he or she is registered.


Dean's Honors List

Students in the concurrent program are considered for the Deanís Honors List in the Faculty in which they are enrolled. Eligibility is determined by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Science.


Graduation with Distinction

Eligibility to graduate with distinction for each degree is determined by each faculty.


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