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Academic Calendar 2012-13

Academic Calendar 2012-13

Chapter 4 4-DEGREE

Chapter 4 4-DEGREE REGULATIONS ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS FOR 3-YEAR B.A. PROGRAMS 1. A single major consists of 36 credits in a subject area, normally 6 first year credits and 30 upper year credits. 2. A combined major consists of 30 credits in each of 2 subject areas. Combined majors must be approved by the departments concerned. A student must achieve a minimum overall average of 60% in each of the 2 subject areas. 3. A student may choose a combined major in an Arts and a Science subject. 4. A student may complete a maximum of 48 credits in a single subject area for credit toward the degree. 5. At least 48 of the 90 credits required for the B.A. degree must be Arts courses (Humanities and/or Social Sciences). In those B.A. programs which require students to take courses in the science or professional divisions, a student in a single concentration in a non-Arts subject may take up to 24 credits outside of Humanities and Social Sciences beyond those non-Arts courses required for the degree. Graduation Requirements for the 3-year B.A. To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (General) degree, a student must: 1. satisfy all stated requirements for the degree; 2. complete 90 credits in no more than 132 credit attempts with a minimum overall average of 60% on all passed courses (only those completed at Algoma University are to be included in the calculation of averages); 3. complete the requirements of the major with a minimum overall average of 60% (this weighted average must include the required courses in the major); 4. complete all courses designated by the department as having a minimum grade requirement with the specified grade after no more than two attempts in any of the designated courses. Program Path for the 3-year B.A. First year (or first 30 credits) Students must select 30 credits, at least 6 credits in each of Groups I and II, and 18 elective credits. Specific requirements of the major and/or first language requirements may reduce the number of electives an individual student may be able to take during the first year of study. It is recommended that students complete their Group III (Science) requirement at this time. Second year (or next 30 credits) 30 credits in at least 2 subjects: normally 12 credits in the subject of the major and 18 elective credits. In the case of a combined major, 12 credits in each subject and 6 elective credits. Third year (or final 30 credits) 30 credits in at least 2 subjects: normally 18 credits in the subject of the major and 12 elective credits. In the case of a combined major, 12 credits in each subject and 6 elective credits. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR 4-YEAR B.A. PROGRAMS 1. At least 78 of the 120 credits required for the B.A. four year degree must be Arts courses (Humanities and/or Social Sciences). In those B.A. programs which require students to take courses in the Science or Professional divisions, a student in a single major in a non-Arts subject may take up to 24 credits outside of Humanities and Social Sciences beyond those non-Arts courses required for the degree. 2. A single honours or major consists of 60 credits in a subject area. 3. A combined major consists of 42 credits in each of 2 subject areas. Combined majors must be approved by the departments concerned. A student must achieve the minimum overall average requirements in each of the two subject areas. 4. A student may choose a combined major in an Arts and a Science subject. 5. A student may complete a maximum of 78 credits in a single subject area for credit toward the degree. Graduation requirements for the 4-year B.A. To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts specialized degree, a student must: 1. satisfy all stated requirements for the degree; 2. complete 120 credits in no more than 162 credit attempts with a minimum overall average of 60% on all passed courses (only courses taken at Algoma University are to be included in the calculation of averages); 3. complete all courses designated by the department as having a minimum grade requirement with the specified grade after no more than two attempts in any of the designated courses; 4. complete the requirements of the major with a minimum overall average of 60% on a minimum of 60 credits in the subject of the major. Graduation requirements for the 4 year B.A. with Honours 1. satisfy all stated requirements for the degree; 2. complete 120 credits in no more than 162 credit attempts with a minimum overall average of 60% on all passed courses (only courses taken at Algoma University are to be included in the calculation of averages); 3. complete all courses designated by the department as having a minimum grade requirement with the specified grade after no more than two attempts in any of the designated courses; 4. complete the requirements of the major with a minimum overall average of 70% on a minimum of 60 credits in the subject of the major (this weighted average must include all required courses in the specialization). Program Path for the 4-year B.A. First year (or first 30 credits) Students must select 30 credits, at least 6 credits in each of Groups I and II, and 18 elective credits. Specific requirements of the major and/or first language requirements may reduce the number of electives a student may be able to take during the first year of study. It is recommended that students complete their Group III (Science) requirement at this time. Second year (or next 30 credits) 30 credits in at least 2 subjects: normally 18 credits in the subject of the major and 12 elective credits. In the case of a combined major, 12 credits in each subject and 6 elective credits. ALGOMA UNIVERSITY www.algomau.ca 46

Chapter 4 Third year (or next 30 credits) 30 credits in at least 2 subjects: normally 18 credits in the subject of the major and 12 elective credits. In the case of a combined major, 12 credits in each subject and 6 elective credits. Fourth year (or final 30 credits) 30 credits in at least 2 subjects: normally 24 credits in the subject of the major and 6 elective credits. In the case of a combined major, 12 credits in each subject and 6 elective credits. DEGREE REGULATIONS FOR B.Sc. PROGRAMS 1. At least 6 credits in the subject of the major must be included in the first year program. 2. A student may choose a subject of the major upon admission to the university, but must declare his/her major by the beginning of the second year. The program must be approved by the department concerned. For compulsory courses in the major, refer to the specific department/subject section (organized alphabetically in this chapter). ACADEMIC STANDING Good Academic Standing: a student is in good academic standing if he or she: 1. has satisfied all conditions of admission; 2. has maintained an average of 60% in the courses required for the major; 3. has failed no more than 6 credits of the previous 30 credit attempts; 4. has achieved a minimum average of 60% in all passed courses in the previous year or in the previous 30 consecutive credits; 5. has maintained the minimum grade requirements in all courses designated by the program of study as having a minimum grade of 60%. Probation: a student will be placed on probation if he or she: 1. fails more than 6 credits in an academic year or in a sequence of 30 credits; 2. does not maintain a minimum average of 60% on all courses required for the major or overall average of 60% on passed courses in an academic year or in a sequence of 30 credits. Must Change Program: a student will be required to change his/her academic program if he or she: 1. does not maintain a minimum average of 60% on passed courses required for the major in an academic year or in a sequence of 30 credits; 2. has not maintained the minimum grade requirements in all courses designated by the program of study as having a minimum grade of 60%. Suspension (asked to withdraw from the university): a student will be required to withdraw from the University if he or she: 1. does not satisfy all the conditions of admission in one year or 30 consecutive credits; 2. fails more than 42 credits; 3. has not achieved good academic standing in 2 consecutive years or 60 consecutive credits. A student required to withdraw may petition Algoma University’s Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Petitions for readmission after one calendar year. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR 3-YEAR B.Sc. PROGRAMS 1. Complete either (a) a single major (36 credits, normally 6 credits at the first-year level and 30 upper-year credits) in a science subject; or (b) a combined major (with the approval of the departments concerned), consisting of 42 credits: 24 in one subject area and 18 in another. Multidisciplinary programs will designate a selection of courses from various subject areas as components of a single major. In all cases, a program with a combined major must fulfil the general requirements for the degree with a single major; 2. Complete 12 credits offered by the Divisions of Humanities and/or Social Sciences; 3. Complete a minimum of 6 credits from at least 2 different Science subject areas other than the subject of major; 4. A student may take a maximum of 48 credits at the first-year level. Graduation requirements To graduate with a Bachelor of Science (General) degree, a student must: 1. satisfy all stated requirements for the degree, including all practical (laboratory) credits which are in addition to those credits listed below; 2. complete 90 credits in no more than 132 credit attempts (all repeated and/ or failed courses are included in the 132 credit attempts) with a minimum overall average of 60% on all passed courses (only courses completed at Algoma University will be included in the calculation of this average); 3. complete all courses as designated by the department as having a minimum requirement of 60% with that grade after no more than 2 attempts; 4. complete the major requirements with a minimum overall average of 60% on a minimum of 36 credits in a single subject of the major, or on a minimum of 42 credits in the combined subjects of the major. Programs Path for the 3-year B.Sc. The Bachelor of Science (General program) is a three-year program leading to the B.Sc. (General) degree. Students must complete 90 credits, normally 30 credits per year. First Year (or first 30 credits) Students must select 30 credits; specific course requirements are indicated under the department or subject entries in Chapter 4. Second Year (or next 30 credits) 30 credits in at least 3 subjects, including at least 12 credits in the subject of the major. Third Year (or final 30 credits) 30 credits in at least 3 subjects, including at least 12 credits in the subject of the major. 4-DEGREE REGULATIONS www.algomau.ca ALGOMA UNIVERSITY 47

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