Office of the Registrar
University Regulations (2008/2009)
4.3 Residence Requirements
4.3.1 General Information
  1. Residence requirements are met by attendance at classes on a campus and/or by the number of credit hours completed at this University.

4.3.2 First Degree
  1. For a first bachelor's degree students shall have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours through attendance at classes on the campus of a recognized university or university college. Distance education courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of this clause only for the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Bachelor of Maritime Studies, Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) and Bachelor of Technology.

  2. Students shall complete at this University the last 30 credit hours required for the degree. There are exceptions to this requirement as follows:

    • Where special circumstances warrant, and only if at least half the courses required for the degree are completed at this University, the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies may permit students to complete, at another recognized institution, not more than 15 of the last 30 credit hours or equivalent required for the degree. The courses which comprise those credit hours must be approved by the appropriate academic unit.

    • Courses taken at universities and/or colleges which are included in formal institutional exchange agreements with this University are not subject to the requirements of this clause.

    • Courses taken at Francophone universities, as required under specific degree program regulations, are not subject to the requirements of this clause.

  3. Students who have taken courses in the subject of their major at another university are required to complete at least 12 credit hours in that subject at this University.

4.3.3 Second Degree

A student who has already completed a bachelor's degree may undertake a second bachelor's degree, but not in the same major, subject to the condition outlined below:

  1. Every student for a second bachelor's degree shall complete at least 30 credit hours at this University beyond those required for the first degree. These credit hours must be applicable to the degree sought. Students who have completed a first degree at this University may be permitted to take at another university up to 6 of the 30 credit hours required in this clause.