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6. GRADUATION
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6.1 GOVERNING ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Students follow the requirements of their academic program that were in effect in the year they were admitted to it unless (a) that version of the program is terminated or (b) they obtain the permission of their faculty to follow a different set of requirements. In the case of programs requiring choice of a major, the governing program is the one in effect at the time the student chooses the major.

When a program or set of program requirements is terminated, the faculty will set a deadline for students who are currently in the program to complete its requirements. Students who are readmitted or transfer to the faculty are required to follow a new program unless otherwise stated. Students who have not completed the old program requirements by the deadline must choose a new program.

If a program or set of program requirements must be terminated without notice, students will be assisted in finding courses to substitute for those that are no longer offered.

 

6.2 AWARDING OF CONCURRENT AND ADDITIONAL DEGREES

Upon formal application by a student, the University may permit enrolment in two concurrent undergraduate programs (this is not the same as enrolment in a joint program leading to two degrees; joint programs are indicated as such in the faculty sections of this Calendar and on the Application for Undergraduate Program Admission). A students primary program will be the one the student declares as such, subject to any approved faculty regulations. Faculties will determine which of their undergraduate programs cannot be taken concurrently with another, and will publish this information.

As well, students who already hold a bachelors degree from the University of Regina or another institution may pursue undergraduate studies leading to additional bachelors degrees of the same or another designation.

The following conditions apply to concurrent and additional programs. Conditions 4 and 5 apply to degree programs only.

  1. In order to graduate with a degree, diploma, or certificate, a student must first be admitted to the associated program (see §2.6.6). Exceptions to this regulation may be approved by the dean of the faculty that offers the program.
  2. All the requirements of each program must be met.
  3. If students hold a first degree from another institution, they must meet the faculty’s residence requirement for subsequent programs.
  4. The principal area of study or academic emphasis of each degree program must be different. This determination will be made by the dean of the faculty that offers the second degree program.
  5. Thirty additional credit hours must be completed for each additional degree beyond the first. If the degree programs are of different lengths, then the cumulative total required is 30 credit hours plus the credit hours of the longer program. For example, a student who completes both a three-year (90 credit hour) and a four-year (120 credit hour) degree program, in either order or concurrently, requires 150 credit hours (30 + 120) in order to graduate with the second degree. Formal after-degree programs may require additional credit hours.
  6. When a student who is enrolled in two programs concurrently graduates from a primary program and the secondary program remains valid and current, the former secondary program becomes the primary program. A new student primary program record will be created by either the Registrar’s Office (programs in different faculties) or the student’s faculty or college (programs in the same faculty).

 

6.3 UNIVERSITY MINIMUM GPAS AND INSTITUTIONAL HONOURS

6.3.1 GRADUATION

A minimum PGPA of 60.00% is required for graduation.

In all undergraduate faculties, the average required for graduation will be calculated only on those courses which form part of the degree program (failed courses and extra courses are not included).

Each faculty may set its own standards for graduation provided that they are not less than the University minimum. Students should check with their faculty advisors regarding these standards.

6.3.2 DISTINCTION AND GREAT DISTINCTION

A minimum PGPA of 80.00% is required for graduation with Distinction.

A minimum PGPA of 85.00% is required for graduation with Great Distinction.

6.3.3 DEANS' HONOURS LISTS

Students who obtain high standing in a semester’s course work may receive the designation of “Deans’ Honours List” on their transcript for each semester that they qualify. A minimum TGPA of 85.00% is required on at least 12 credit hours of numerically-graded courses on which the Term GPA is calculated. Refer to §5.12.2 for more information.

Some faculties compile Dean’s Honours lists for part-time students, based on approved criteria. Students should consult their relevant faculty for this information.

6.3.4 HONOURS AND HIGH HONOURS

Honours and High Honours is awarded to degree programs in which students take a more intensive concentration in their major area. These standards are faculty specific and students should check with their faculty advisors.

6.3.5 OTHER INSTITUTIONAL HONOURS

In accordance with University and faculty regulations, in addition to those noted above, the following institutional honours appear on students transcripts, diplomas and in the Convocation program:

  • Mention bilingue
  • Co-operative Education
  • Internship
  • International

 

 


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