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Honors Bachelor Degree - 4 yr

The Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) must include at least an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules. Registration in an honors degree usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third or fourth year provided the student has fulfilled the Year 1 principal course requirements and has achieved a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in the courses of the module and a passing grade in each option. Enrollment in some modules is limited and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that students will be offered enrollment. Students intending to proceed to a four-year Honors degree should consider the degree requirements when selecting courses in first, second and third years. Four-Year Honors degree programs are composed of not fewer than 20.0 successfully completed courses required for the degree. Students admitted with advanced standing to an honors program are required to complete a minimum of 10.0 courses offered by Western University or one of the Affiliated University Colleges.

Honors Specialization Module - Checklist

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements, including at least 3.0 principal courses specified by the Department. These principal courses must be completed with a minimum average of 70% and a minimum mark of 60% in each. The remaining first-year courses must be completed successfully. Enrollment in some modules may be limited. Modules may have higher admission requirements.

Progression Requirements

For progression in an Honors Specialization module, a student must earn a minimum cumulative modular average of 70%, a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module and a passing grade in each option.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules. Refer to individual Department listings.

In exceptional circumstances, a student who earns a minimum cumulative modular average of 68%, with a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module and a passing grade in each option, may be permitted to progress by special permission of the Dean on the recommendation of the Department concerned.

Students who fail to meet the progression requirements in an Honors Specialization may be eligible to continue in the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) in either a Specialization module or a Major module.

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year). See "Graduate Regulations" in the current academic calendar for specifics.



Double Major Modules - Checklist

Admission Requirements

Completion of First Year requirements with at least 3.0 principal courses, including the courses specified for each of two Major modules. If fewer than 3.0 courses are specified, the best additional first year course(s) will be included in the total of 3.0. In some combinations, more than 3.0 specific courses will be required as principal courses. The principal courses must be completed with a minimum average of 70% and a minimum mark of 60% in each. The remaining First Year courses must be completed successfully. Enrollment in some modules may be limited.

Progression Requirements

For progression in an Honors Double Major, a student must earn a minimum cumulative modular average of 70%, a minimum mark of 60% in each course of the module and a passing grade in each option. The modular average for each Major will be calculated separately.

Higher progression standards may be required in some modules. Refer to individual Department listings.

Students who fail to meet the progression requirements of an Honors Double Major may be eligible to continue in the Bachelor Degree (Four-Year) in either a Specialization module or Major module(s).

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet all graduation requirements for the Honors Bachelor Degree (Four-Year). See "Graduate Regulations" in the current academic calendar for specifics.