New First-Year Courses:
Admission requirements for this module may include courses that are no longer offered by Western (Main campus). Refer to New First-Year Courses for 2021-2022 Fall/Winter for details about new first-year (1000-1999 level) courses.
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: numbered 1000-1999.
1.0 course: Psychology 1000.
1.0 course numbered 1000-1999 from: Anthropology, Economics, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology.
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%.
1.0 course normally taken in second year: Business Administration 2257.
1.5 courses normally taken in second year: MOS 2181A/B, MOS 2320A/B*; Psychology 2080A/B.
1.0 course normally taken in second year from: MOS 2242A/B and Sociology 2206A/B; Psychology 2820E; Sociology 2205A/B and Sociology 2206A/B; Statistical Sciences 2035**.
3.0 courses normally taken in third year: MOS 3280F/G, MOS 3330A/B, MOS 3342A/B, MOS 3343A/B, MOS 3344A/B, MOS 3384A/B.
1.0 courses normally taken in third year: MOS 3370A/B and MOS 3383A/B.
1.0 course from: Anthropology 2262F/G, Anthropology 2272F/G, Anthropology 2280F/G; Economics 2124A/B, Economics 2128A/B, Economics 2129A/B, Economics 2150A/B, Economics 2152A/B, Economics 2154A/B, Economics 2155A/B, Economics 2156A/B, Economics 2159A/B, Economics 2160A/B, Economics 2162A/B, Economics 2167A/B, Economics 2181A/B, Economics 2191A/B; 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 2310A/B*, MOS 3367A/B; Philosophy 2074F/G, Philosophy 2730F/G; Political Science 2102A/B, Political Science 2140A/B, Political Science 2211E, Political Science 2246E; Psychology 2030A/B, Psychology 2035A/B, Psychology 2070A/B; Sociology 2166A/B, Sociology 2172A/B, Sociology 3308F/G, the former Geography 3422A/B.
1.5 courses normally taken in fourth year: MOS 3352F/G, MOS 4410A/B, MOS 4485F/G.
1.0 course: MOS 4999E or MOS 3000-level or above.
Notes: * 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.
**If Statistical Sciences 2035 is taken, Sociology 2206A/B must be completed for a total of 1.5 course equivalences. The additional course may be counted towards the degree requirements.
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.