Second Degree/Special Students

Second Degrees:

  • To earn credit for the Western version of a degree that is similar to the one you have already completed, you must complete all the requirements of the second degree at Western. For example, if you have a degree in Finance or Business at another university, you must complete all 20 credits to earn a degree in BMOS Finance and Administration at Western.
  • To upgrade your degree to a higher level degree at Western or to earn a degree in a new subject area at Western, you must have your degree requirements reviewed by the department and Faculty. You may be excused from taking up to 10 credits for a four year degree depending on work completed in your first degree.
    • You must complete all remaining requirements (usually a minimum of 10 credits) at Western
    • The majority of the courses for your module(s) must be completed at Western
    • You must complete all of the degree requirements including 1.0 Arts and 1.0 Science and 1.0 senior essay course.

Special Students

Undergraduate students who have already earned a degree and choose to take courses for the following reasons:

  • Interest (courses appear on transcript, no second degree or diploma awarded)
  • Upgrade before applying to graduate or professional programs (courses appear on transcript, no second degree or diploma awarded)
  • Earn a certificate or diploma
  • Earn a second degree at Western.

For full details please check the Western calendar.