Enrolment in the BMOS Honours Specialization modules is limited. Meeting of minimal requirements does not guarantee admission.
Students may not apply to a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION when they apply for admission to the University.
5.0 first-year courses:
After first year, students may apply for admission upon completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 73% on, and no grade less than 60% in, the following
3.0 principal courses:
1.0 course: MOS 1021A/B and MOS 1023A/B.
1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B*, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Calculus 1501A/B; Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B**.
1.0 course: Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B.
1.0 course numbered 1000-1999 from: Anthropology, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.
1.0 course: numbered 1000-1999.
Note:*Students considering the Honours Specialization in Finance are required to complete Calculus 1000A/B prior to taking Economics 2222A/B.
Note: **Students admitted without Calculus should be aware that to enrol in certain courses/modules they may be required to take Mathematics 0110A/B. When considering a course/module in another discipline, please check the Mathematics requirements(s). Students are responsible for ensuring they have completed the Mathematics and other entry requirements and prerequisites of the modules/courses they wish to take.
Note: After first year, Affiliated University College students require the completion of 5.0 courses with an overall cumulative average of 70%, in addition to the above.
After second year, students applying for a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION must have
a) achieved an average of at least 73% on the last 5.0 courses;
b) achieved an average of 73% on the 3.0 principal courses required for the module;
c) achieved a cumulative modular average of 70%;
d) obtained a minimum grade of 60% in each course required for the module;
e) obtained a passing grade in each elective course;
f) Main Campus Students: a minimum cumulative average of 65%, or
Affiliated College Students: a minimum cumulative average of 70%.
3.0 courses normally taken in second year: Business Administration 2257; Economics 2222A/B*, Economics 2223A/B*, Economics 2260A/B*, Economics 2261A/B*.
0.5 course normally taken in second or third year: MOS 2310A/B**
1.5 courses normally taken in third year from: MOS 2181A/B, MOS 2275A/B, MOS 2320A/B**, MOS 3330A/B
1.0 course normally taken in third year from: MOS 3311A/B and MOS 3313A/B.
1.5 courses normally taken in third year: Actuarial Science 2053; Economics 2220A/B.
0.5 course normally taken in third year from: MOS 3360A/B, MOS 3370A/B.
1.5 courses normally taken in fourth year from: MOS 4312A/B, MOS 4313A/B, MOS 4314F/G; Economics 3328A/B, Economics 3329A/B, Economics 3332A/B, Economics 3344A/B, Economics 3352A/B, Economics 3362A/B, Economics 3364F/G.
0.5 course from: Anthropology 2262F/G, Anthropology 2272F/G, Anthropology 2280F/G; English 2018A/B, English 2019A/B; Geography 2143A/B, Geography 2144A/B; History 2120A/B, History 2171A/B, History 2183A/B, History 2807F/G; MOS 2277A/B, MOS 3367A/B; Philosophy 2074F/G, Philosophy 2730F/G; Psychology 2030A/B, Psychology 2035A/B, Psychology 2070A/B; Sociology 2166A/B, Sociology 2172A/B, Sociology 3308F/G, the former Geography 3422A/B.
0.5 course: MOS 4410A/B.
Notes: *Students who have completed Economics 2150A/B, Economics 2151A/B and Economics 2152A/B with no mark less than 75%, and who have taken Calculus 1000A/B with a mark of at least 60%, may enter the Honours Specialization in Finance and be exempt from taking Economics 2220A/B, Economics 2260A/B and Economics 2261A/B. Students who have completed these requirements and have also completed Economics 2122A/B and Economics 2123A/B with no mark less than 75%, may also be exempt from taking Economics 2222A/B and Economics 2223A/B. Students planning to enter the Honours Specialization in Finance who have already taken Statistical Sciences 2035 must have completed Statistical Sciences 2035 with a minimum grade of 70%; and will be required to take either Economics 2123A/B or Economics 2223A/B.
** Students interested in pursuing an HBA Degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business must defer MOS 2310A/B and MOS 2320A/B until Year 3. These two courses will not count towards the 10.0 credits required for admission to the HBA Program and are discouraged for those students continuing on to the Richard Ivey School of Business. Students continuing in MOS must complete MOS 2310A/B and MOS 2320A/B in Year 3 prior to enrolling in MOS courses for which these courses are the prerequisite.
To remain in a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION, students must have
a) maintained a cumulative modular average of 70%;
b) obtained a minimum grade of 60% in each course required for the module;
c) obtained a passing grade in each elective course;
d) maintained a cumulative average of 65%
Students who fail to meet these progression requirements may be eligible to apply to a BMOS Specialization or to another program.
To graduate from a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION, students must achieve a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with a minimum mark of 60% in each course, obtain a passing grade in each elective course, and maintain a minimum overall average of 65% on the 20.0 courses counted towards the BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION Degree. Students with advanced standing must achieve an overall average of 65% on courses completed at Western.
All students require 2.0 designated essay courses (E, F or G; at least 1.0 of which must be a senior course numbered 2000-4999) and 1.0 course from each of the Categories A, B and C.