Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2020/2021)
4.8 Graduation Requirements
4.8.1 Academic Standing
  1. To obtain a General Degree of Bachelor of Science, in addition to meeting all of the requirements set forth under Programs in the Faculty of Science, a student shall have:

    1. satisfied the conditions of UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Graduation - Application for Graduation - Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates;

    2. obtained an average of at least 2.0 points in the minimum number of prescribed courses in the Major subject(s) and any additional courses identified for this purpose in the Program Regulations; and

    3. obtained an average of at least 2.0 points in the 78 credit hours in courses from subject areas listed under Programs in the Faculty of Science required for the degree, as set forth under Electives.

  2. To obtain an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, in addition to meeting all of the requirements set forth under Programs in the Faculty of Science, a student shall have:

    1. satisfied the conditions of UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Graduation - Application for Graduation - Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates;

    2. obtained a grade of "B" or better in each of the prescribed courses in the Major subject(s) excluding any 1000-level courses, and any additional courses identified for this purpose in the Program Regulations or an overall average of 75% or higher in those courses (whichever is to the candidate’s advantage); and

    3. an average of at least 2.75 points in the total number of courses required for the degree. If a student was required to complete more than 120 credit hours in order to satisfy the prerequisites of courses required for the Program of Study, as provided for under Programs of Study for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, then all such courses shall be included in this calculation.

    4. A student may, with the approval of the Head of each Major department and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Science, repeat or substitute up to three courses in order to meet the requirements of 2.b. above. In counting repeats, each attempt at the same course will count as one course towards the maximum; that is, the same course, repeated three times, would place a student at the maximum and no additional repeats or substitutions would be allowed.

    5. A candidate for an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science who fails to meet the requirements of 2.b. or 2.c. above but who fulfils the academic requirements for a General Degree of Bachelor of Science shall be awarded a General Degree.

  3. To be awarded a Minor, in addition to meeting all of the requirements set forth under Minor Programs in the Faculty of Science, a student shall have obtained an average of at least 2.0 points on the total number of courses required for the Minor program.

4.8.2 Classification of Degrees
  1. The classification of the General Degree of Bachelor of Science shall be determined in accordance with the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Graduation.

  2. The classification of the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science shall be determined as follows:

    1. Students shall be awarded an Honours degree with First Class standing if they fulfil the conditions outlined under Academic Standing; obtain an average of at least 3.25 points in the courses prescribed for their Program of Study; and obtain an average of at least 3.5 points in the minimum number of prescribed courses in their Major subject(s), excluding any 1000-level courses, and any additional courses identified for this purpose in the Program Regulations.

    2. Students shall be awarded an Honours Degree with Second Class standing if they fulfil the conditions outlined under Academic Standing but not of 2.a. above.

    3. No classification will be given to the degree awarded to students who have successfully completed fewer than one-half of the courses required for the Honours Degree at this University.