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9.3 RESIDENCY AND TRANSFER CREDIT

9.3.1 TRANSFER OF CREDIT FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

Refer to 2.8 for transfer credit regulations.

Note that grades in courses awarded transfer credit are not used in the calculation of GPAs except for some students admitted to the BA in Police Studies program (see §9.3.3.2 for further information) and/or students who are members of the RCMP and have had the residency requirement relaxed (see 9.3.3.2 for further information).

Courses completed at Laval University as part of the Bachelor of Francophone Studies and BEd programs will be considered University of Regina courses for the purposes of the residence requirement.

9.3.2 POLICY ON PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION

In consultation with appropriate members of Departments/Programs, the Faculty of Arts may evaluate and grant credit for qualifying informal learning up to a maximum of 15 credit hours. Credit may be granted on a case by case basis and according to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment process. Credit will only be awarded for demonstrated learning which includes knowledge, skills and abilities. It will not be awarded for experience alone.

The University of Regina processes used for evaluating prior learning include:

  • assessment of educational documents
  • assessment of portfolios that identify and verify prior learning

Granting credit under a) the assessment of educational documents is addressed in the University Calendar (see §§2.4.2 and 9.3.1).

The procedure for assessment of portfolios (b) is as follows. Credit may be granted as elective transfer credit, as credit specific to courses in the Faculty of Arts, or as a combination of both up (i.e., Level credit in a particular discipline) to the maximum of 15 credit hours that may be used toward any program offered by the Faculty of Arts.

In the case of elective transfer credit, two faculty members, from relevant disciplines in the Faculty of Arts, will be asked by the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) or the federated college Dean or designate to evaluate a portfolio supplied by a student who is seeking such credit.

In the case of course-specific credit, the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) or the federated college Dean or designate will ask the Head/Coordinator of the applicable Department/Programs to consult with one or more content specialists and to evaluate a portfolio supplied by a student seeking credit for that course. Credit will be awarded for demonstrated learning equivalent to the standards of the specific course(s) as required by the Departments/Programs in which the credit is sought.

An individual interested in seeking credit for prior learning is strongly encouraged to contact the RPL Centre (see: http://www.uregina.ca/rpl) or an academic advisor in the Faculty of Arts or federated college. The RPL Mentor or Faculty of Arts Academic Advisors will assist students with the process to facilitate a focused application. The approval of credit is at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) or the federated college Dean or designate.

9.3.3 RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS

In each program, students must complete a certain minimum number of courses or credit hours from the University of Regina. These requirements are indicated in the table 9.3.3.1 below.

9.3.3.1 TABLE OF ADMISSION AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS

ACADEMIC PROGRAM Admission, Re-Admission and Transfer Residence Requirement
 

Refer to 9.2

In addition to the general admission guidelines of the Faculty of Arts (see 2), some programs have additional admission requirements, as indicated below:

Refer to 9.3

Students must complete the minimum number of courses or credit hours from the University of Regina, as indicated below:

Bachelor of Arts  

60 credit hours, including:

  • half of the credit hours required for the major (and for each component discipline of a combined major),
  • 9 credit hours in the minor (if any).
Bachelor of Arts Honours

Minimum program GPA of 70% and minimum major GPA of 75% are required.

Students must have completed and/or be registered in a total of 60 credit hours. Also, the BA core requirements must be completed.

There is a formal application procedure and some additional requirements and exceptions. Refer to 9.9.2.3.

60 credit hours, including:

  • half of the credit hours required for the major (and for each component discipline of a combined major),
  • half of the 400-level courses required for the major
  • the honours paper.
  • 9 credit hours in the minor (if any).
Bachelor of Health Studies

Students who have completed or are completing the pre-health studies stage of the BHS must apply to the Health Studies Program for admission to the final three years of the program.

Refer to 9.22 for more information.

60 credit hours, including:

  • 9 credit hours in the minor (if any).
Bachelor of Human Justice

65% GPA in all U of R courses taken during the past five years.

Those with less than a 65% are designated as qualifying students until their GPA reaches 65%. Qualifying students may not register for Practicum I, II or III (JS 290/291/445/446/447 ), or in sections of Human Justice courses reserved for BHJ students.

60 credit hours, including:

  • JS 290, 291, 445, 446, 447,
  • five additional JS courses
  • 9 credit hours in the minor (if any).
BA in JournalismBachelor of Journalism

Students who have completed or are completing the pre-journalism stage of the BA in Journalism must apply to the School of Journalism for admission to the final two years of the program.

Students with a previous degree must apply to the School of Journalism for admission to the Bachelor of Journalism program.

Refer to 2.3.4.3 and 9.30 for more information.

The two years of Journalism studies must be completed in full at the U of R.
BA in Police Studies

Admission to the BA in Police Studies is competitive. Students must secure employment with a police service partnered with the University of Regina and have at least a PGPA of 60% and a major GPA of 65%.

Although it is not a requirement for admission to the BA in Police Studies, students will have typically completed pre-police studies (90 credit hours). Currently serving officers must be admissible to the Faculty of Arts.

Currently serving officers must be admissible to the Faculty of Arts. Refer to 9.31.6 for more information.

Transfer of approved credit from other approved institutions is unrestricted for members of police services which have entered into formal partnership agreements with the Police Studies Program at the University of Regina. Students must still complete the specific course requirements.

Applicants requesting this relaxation must indicate such on their Application for Admission to the BA in Police Studies.

BA in Resource & Environmental Studies

Completion of the SIAST Resource and Environmental Law Diploma (Woodland Campus).

Students will be granted 60 credits hours of block transfer credit. The remaining requirements, 60 credit hours, must be completed at the U of R.

Advanced Certificate in Criminal and Restorative Justice (CPS)

Completion of a Bachelor of Human Justice, without a concentration in Criminal and Restorative Justice (Corrections and Public Safety)

  • JS 445, 446, 447
Three additional JS courses
Advanced Certificates

Completion of a 3-year BA.

With a BA from the U of R, 15 credit hours, including half of the credit hours required for the major.

With a BA from another university, the full program must be completed at the U of R.

BA Honours Certificates

Completion of a 3-year BA or 4-year Bachelors degree.

The requirements listed for the Bachelor of Arts Honours above also apply.

With a degree from the U of R, 15 credit hours, including half of the credit hours required for the major and half of the 400-level courses required for their major, including the honours paper.

With a BA from another university, the full program must be completed at the U of R.

Liberal Arts Diploma   Thirty credit hours, including 9 credit hours of the minor
Other Certificates   Fifteen credit hours.

 

9.3.3.2 RCMP Residence Requirement

The Faculty of Arts offers a relaxation of the BA and BHJ residence requirement to members of the RCMP and their spouses. Transfer of approved credit from other approved institutions to the BA is unrestricted. For the Honours BA, three 400-level courses, including the honours paper, must be taken from the University of Regina. For the BHJ, students must still meet the specific course requirements, and they must complete JS 445/446/447 through the University of Regina (although the actual placement may be outside of Regina).

Normal admission, program, academic standing, and graduation regulations apply, with the exception that grades in courses taken at other post-secondary institutions are included in the calculation of program and major GPAs. Students pay tuition and other required fees at whatever institution they are attending.

Applicants must indicate “RCMP” on their application for admission form, and give their badge number.

 

 

 


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