2024-2025 Undergraduate Calendar

Integrated Studies  
Integrated Studies Programs are specifically-constructed programs at the Pass or Honours level which span two or more Departments. They are designed to satisfy students whose unique interests cannot be accommodated by a major or a combined major pattern of study. Students wishing to pursue such a program should demonstrate a clear and pre-determined plan of interdisciplinary study. In addition to the general University requirements, an Integrated Studies Program must include an appropriate credit in mathematics or applied computing or computer science (if the pattern of studies includes an emphasis in sciences) and normally a minimum of five credits in each of the areas of disciplines.  
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A student electing to pursue an Integrated Studies program must maintain a minimum 70 percent major average and 60 percent non-major average in order to continue in the program and to graduate. All such programs must be approved by the appropriate academic Deans for prior approval no less than 4 terms prior to degree completion. Any changes to a program must be approved by the applicable Dean. The Dean may appoint an interested faculty member to advise the student on an appropriate pattern of study. Program Note
1.  In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.
2.  In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.
3.  A student may not choose an Integrated Studies Program involving two disciplines where a Combined Major Program is available.
4.  When preparing an Integrated Studies Program, special care must be taken to ensure that prerequisite requirements for advanced courses are met and that the schedule for cycled courses is considered.
5.  Students enrolled in Integrated Studies Programs must maintain second class honours standing in order to continue and to graduate.
6.  If a simple majority of credits taken during the program has been drawn from courses offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, then the degree awarded upon satisfaction of all graduation requirements will be the BSc or BSc(Honours) as appropriate.
7.  On recommendation of the Academic Dean, appropriate wording describing a the focus or theme of study must be attached to the Honours Degree, for example: BA (Honours) Integrated Studies (Industrial Studies); BSc (Honours) Integrated Studies (Natural Sciences).
Last updated: February 27, 2024 @ 12:58PM