Office of the Registrar
University Regulations (2016/2017)
6.2 Degree and Departmental Regulations

Every student seeking a bachelor's degree shall comply with all the course requirements governing the award of that degree.

6.2.1 Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science
  1. A student completing a degree program in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 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(s) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a program.

  2. 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 program respectively. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a program.

6.2.2 Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - All Other Faculties and Schools
  1. A student registered in any program, other than programs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, programs in the Faculty of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration program offered by the Faculty of Business Administration, or in the Bachelor of Maritime Studies or Bachelor of Technology programs offered by the Fisheries and Marine Institute will normally follow regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course(s) in the faculty or school following formal admission to that program. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student’s tenure in a program.

  2. A student completing a Bachelor of Business Administration will normally follow the degree regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first earns a total of 12 credit hours in Business courses at the 1000-level. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student’s tenure in a program.

  3. A student who has been admitted to and who is currently completing courses in one of the Fisheries and Marine Institute diploma programs that meets the admission criteria to the Bachelor of Technology program may simultaneously complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Technology program. Under those circumstances, for the purpose of meeting Degree and Departmental Regulations, Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - All Other Faculties and Schools, students will normally follow the degree regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes an undergraduate degree course in the Maritime Studies/Technology Management (MSTM) subject area. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student’s tenure in the program.

  4. For the purpose of meeting Degree and Departmental Regulations, Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - All Other Faculties and Schools,, a student who is completing the Bachelor of Maritime Studies/Bachelor of Technology will normally follow the degree regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course(s) in the program following formal admission to that program. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student’s tenure in the program.

  5. A student in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program, the International Bachelor of Business Administration program, or in the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, or School of Social Work, who fails to obtain promotion or is not registered for full-time studies for more than one semester and is readmitted to full-time studies in the faculty or school will normally follow regulations in effect at the time of readmission.

  6. A student in the School of Music who is required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Music degree program for academic reasons, or who has withdrawn from the principal applied study course will normally follow regulations in effect at the time the student is readmitted to the School. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student’s tenure in a program.

6.2.3 Further Credentials
  1. Students may obtain more than one undergraduate degree at this University but not in the same major subject. Students are also encouraged to consider proceeding to more advanced studies at the honours or graduate level.

  2. A student will not be awarded the same bachelor's degree more than once by this University (e.g., if a student has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from this University the student will not be awarded a second Bachelor of Arts degree from this University).

  3. A student who has completed a Bachelor's degree from this University may complete the requirements for another major or minor. A notation indicating the completion of the requirements for the additional major or minor will be included on the student's academic record.

  4. For further information refer to Residence Requirements - Second Degree.

6.2.4 Time Limits
  1. Notwithstanding these regulations, the University may place limits on the time permitted to complete a program under any given set of regulations. In addition, detailed scheduling of courses and/or practical experience, e.g., work terms, internships, field placements, may be changed as the University deems appropriate or necessary.