University Regulations

E. GUIDELINES GOVERNING YEAR OF DEGREE AND DEPARTMENTAL REGULATIONS WHICH A STUDENT WILL FOLLOW

1. A student completing a first degree programme in the Faculty of Arts or in the Faculty of Science will normally follow the degree regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course or courses at Memorial University. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a programme.

2. A student completing a second degree in the Faculty of Arts or in the Faculty of Science will normally follow the degree regulations in effect in the academic year in which a course beyond those required for the first degree is completed toward the second degree. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a programme.

3. In the case of departmental regulations for a Major or Minor, a student will normally follow regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course in that subject at the 2000 level or above which may be applied to the Major or Minor programme respectively. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a programme.

4. a) A student registered in any of the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the Faculty of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Physical Education and Athletics, the School of Music, or the School of Social Work, will normally follow regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course or courses in that Faculty or School following formal admission to that programme.

b) Clause 4.a) notwithstanding, a student in either the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, or the Faculty of Medicine who fails to obtain promotion or, for any other reason, withdraws from full-time studies for one or more semesters, and is re-admitted later to the Faculty, will normally follow regulations in effect at the time the student is re-admitted to full-time studies in the Faculty. A student in the School of Music who is required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Music degree programme for academic reasons, or who is deemed to have withdrawn under Regulation 2 of the School of Music Admission Requirements and Academic Standards, will normally follow regulations in effect at the time the student is readmitted to the School.

c) Clauses 4.(a) and (b) notwithstanding, a student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a programme.

5. Where there is doubt as to which degree or departmental regulations may be followed, the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Studies, will decide which are the appropriate regulations.

6. Notwithstanding these guidelines, the University may place limits on the time permitted to complete a programme under any given set of regulations. In addition, detailed scheduling of courses and/or Work Periods may be changed as the University deems appropriate or necessary.


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