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Degrees

University of Toronto at Scarborough students may earn a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. After completing the appropriate requirements listed below. Students may elect to receive a B.A. or a B.Sc. degree after having completed the requirements for a three-year (fifteen credit) degree or an Honours (twenty credit) degree. The B.B.A. may only be completed as part of a twenty credit degree.

Degrees are conferred at university convocations, held twice annually: the Spring Convocation held in June and the Fall Convocation held late in November. Students who have confirmed their intention to graduate will be mailed complete information about the time and arrangements in March for the June Convocation and in October for the Fall Convocation.

Students in their graduating year who intend to take part in the next Convocation must notify the Registrar's Office of their intention either through ROSI or on a confirmation of graduation form by February 15 for graduation at the Spring Convocation or by July 31 for graduation at the Fall Convocation.

Degree Requirements

Students who first registered at the University of Toronto at Scarborough before the 1989 Summer Session may, if they wish, complete the degree requirements outlined in the 1988-89 Calendar. Students who first registered before the 1980 Summer Session may, if they wish, complete the degree requirements outlined in the 1979-80 Calendar .

Three-Year Degree

To qualify for a three-year degree, students must:
  1. pass at least fifteen full credits.
  2. complete the requirements of a Major Program or two Minor Programs. Combinations of Programs used to meet this requirement must include at least eight different full credits.
  3. earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 1.60.
NOTE: Subject to the approval of the Governing Council, students who first register at the University of Toronto at Scarborough in the 2004 Summer Session or in a subsequent session will no longer have the option of completing a three-year degree. Students who first registered in a session earlier than the 2004 Summer Session may still choose to complete a three-year B.A. or a three-year B.Sc.

Honours Degree

To qualify for an Honours degree, students must:
  1. pass at least twenty full credits.
  2. complete: (a) a Specialist Program, or (b) two Major Programs, or (c) three Minor Programs, or (d) two Minor Programs and a Major Program. Combinations of programs used to meet this requirement must include at least twelve different full credits.
  3. earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 1.60.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

  1. pass at least twenty full credits.

  2. complete either (a) the Specialist Program in Management; or (b) the Specialist Program in Management & Language (French) or (c) the Specialist Co-operative Program in Economic Policy Management and Data Analysis.

  3. earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 1.60.

B.A., B.Sc. and B.B.A. Degrees

The type of degree students receive is determined by the Program completed. (See the list of Programs on page 19 for the type of degree towards which the Program leads.) Students must monitor their own progress to degree completion.

Where students use a combination of three Programs to satisfy the requirements of an Honours degree, in order to receive a B.Sc., two of the three must be in the sciences. Where students use two Major Programs to satisfy the requirements of an Honours degree, in order to receive a B.Sc., one must be in the sciences. Where students use two minor Programs to satisfy the requirements of a three-year degree, in order to receive a B.Sc., both must be in the sciences.

For students completing the requirements outlined in the 1988-89 or the 1979-80 Calenda r, the type of degree is determined by the number of science credits completed.

Graduation with High Distinction and with Distinction

University of Toronto at Scarborough students who have completed at least ten full credits while registered at University of Toronto at Scarborough or at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science will graduate with high distinction if their cumulative grade point average is 3.50 or better and will graduate with distinction if their cumulative grade point average is between 3.20 and 3.49. Students who have completed fewer than ten University of Toronto at Scarborough or Faculty of Arts & Science credits who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better will be considered on an individual basis.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to the University of Toronto at Scarborough will be required to complete at least half of their credits and half of their Program requirements as University of Toronto at Scarborough students. Students transferring from other divisions of the University of Toronto are exempt from this requirement.

Upgrading Three-Year Degrees

Students who have graduated with a three-year degree may still choose to complete the requirements of the Honours degree. A second degree will not be conferred but completion of the Honours degree requirements will be noted on the student's transcript. Students who upgrade a three-year degree to an Honours degree may exchange the diploma for an Honours diploma of the same kind, e.g. a three-year B.Sc. may only be replaced by an Honours B.Sc. diploma. Students who have received a three-year degree and are in the final year of the Honours degree should notify the Registrar's Office through ROSI or by means of a confirmation of graduation form by February 15 if they are completing the requirements in the Fall/Winter Sessions and by July 31 if they are completing the requirements in the Summer Session.

"Second Degree" Requirements

Students beginning a second degree are normally exempted from first year of the degree requirements by being granted five (5.0) credits, regardless of the number of previous degrees.

Students who hold a B.A., B.B.A. or B.Sc. from the University of Toronto will be considered for admission to a second degree Program only of a different type (i.e. students with a B.A. degree may only complete a B.B.A. or B.Sc. degree). Application for admission to a second degree Program is made through the Assistant Registrar-Admissions.

Non-Degree Students

"Non-degree students" are students registered in degree courses at the University of Toronto at Scarborough:
(a) who are not proceeding towards a University of Toronto degree, or (b) who have been admitted on an interim basis and who must meet certain conditions before admission as regular degree students. Except for regulations concerning degree requirements and regulations where non-degree students are specifically exempted, all regulations apply equally to non-degree students and degree students. Where students have been admitted on an interim basis as non-degree students, the conditions of their admission supersede the normal regulations governing academic status.

Programs of Study (Subject POSts)

Students must select and register in a Program or Programs following the session in which they receive their fourth credit. Note that some Programs have limited enrolment. See the Program descriptions for admission requirements. A list of Programs may be found on page 19. Only programs offered by the University of Toronto at Scarborough may be used to meet the degree requirements.

Specialist Programs

1 Specialist Programs are designed to provide depth and intensity of study within a limited area defined as a discipline, a group of disciplines, or a particular theme or area of study. A Specialist Program may be taken only as part of an Honours or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and will consist of at least nine full credits.

Major Programs

2 Major Programs are designed to provide concentration in an area of study defined as a discipline, a group of disciplines or a particular theme or area of study. A Major Program may be taken as part of either a three-year or an Honours degree and will consist of six to eight full credits.

Minor Programs

3 Minor Programs are designed to provide study in a specific area for students desiring wide-ranging but coherent Programs of study in different areas of the curriculum. A Minor Program may be taken as part of either a three-year or an Honours degree and will consist of four full credits, including at least one full-credit at the C- or D-level.

Approved Individual Programs

4 Students may propose individual Programs of study, other than those described in this Calendar.

Such proposals will be considered favourably only from students with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or greater. To be approved, individual Programs should specify four full credits for a Minor Program, six to eight full credits for a Major Program and ten to fourteen full credits for a Specialist Program. The courses should all be offered at UTSC and should form a logical program. The student should offer a rationale for the proposal. Proposals should be made to the Associate Dean and must be submitted at least eight months prior to the session in which the student expects to graduate.

Co-operative Programs

5 Co-operative programs are work-study Programs which are designed to integrate related, practical experience with regular University studies. All Co-operative Programs are either Specialist or Major Programs and may be taken only as part of a four-year degree. Major Co-operative Programs must be combined with another Major Program. Some Co-operative Programs may take up to five years to complete because of the time required for the work placements.

Joint Programs

6 Joint programs are offered in collaboration with Centennial College. All Joint Programs are either Specialist or Major Programs and may be taken only as part of an Honours degree. Joint Major Programs must be combined with another Major Program or two Minor Programs. In most cases, students also have the opportunity to qualify for a diploma or certificate from Centennial College, which may require one additional academic session. See specific program descriptions for more details.

Course selection and registration for Programs of study

  1. Students are responsible for ensuring that their course selection will enable them to complete the requirements of their Program(s) by the time they complete their other degree requirements. In certain Programs, approval by the supervisor of some or all courses is necessary. In all Programs, the supervisor is available for advice concerning Program requirements and course selection.
  2. While students with fewer than 4.0 credits are not required to select a Program, they should, when selecting their courses, consider carefully the requirements of any Programs they may later choose to follow. Supervisors, instructors in A-level courses and academic advisors may be consulted for assistance. Students who have registered in a Program should consult annually with the supervisors of their Programs to ensure that their course selection will meet Program requirements.
  3. Students must register in their Programs following the session in which they attain their fourth full credit.

Program Transfers

Students who wish to transfer from one Program to another after classes have started should discuss the proposed transfer with the supervisor of the new Program and notify the Registrar's Office of the change through ROSI.

Certification of completion of Programs

Completion of Programs is certified when the degree is conferred. Certification is given only for University of Toronto at Scarborough programs. Students in their final year who have confirmed their intention to graduate at the next Convocation or who have confirmed that they are about to complete an upgraded degree do not have to request certification of completion of their Programs.

When Program requirements are changed, students may elect to satisfy the requirements in effect when the student first completed courses at UTSC or subsequent requirements if the student finds them more favourable. However, UTSC reserves the right to require substitution for courses which are no longer offered.

Regulations concerning Programs of study

  1. Students may register in no more than three Programs at any one time (including no more than two Majors and/or Specialists) and may receive certification of completion of no more than three Programs.
  2. Students may register in no more than one limited enrolment Specialist Program at any one time.
  3. Students may register in no more than one Co-operative Program at any one time.

  4. Where a student completes the requirements of a Minor Program and subsequently chooses to complete a Major or Specialist Program in the same area the student may use the courses already accredited to the Minor Program to fulfill the requirements of the Major or Specialist Program. Upon successful completion of the additional requirements, any previous certification of the Minor Program will be superseded on the student's transcript by certification of the Major or Specialist Program.

  5. Where a student completes the requirements of a Major Program and subsequently chooses to complete a Specialist Program in the same area, the student may use the courses already accredited to the Major Program to fulfill the requirements of the Specialist Program. Upon successful completion of the additional requirements, any previous certification of the Major Program will be superseded on the student's transcript by certification of the Specialist Program.

  6. Supervisors have the authority to deal with special circumstances concerning Program requirements. They may

    When special arrangements are made, students should ask their supervisor to record them on a Program exceptions form.

  7. Students should note that certain Programs will require them to take some of their courses on the St. George Campus. However, only University of Toronto at Scarborough Programs may be used to meet degree requirements.

  8. Students intending to enrol in any course on another campus which they intend counting towards their Program should consult with their Program Supervisor first.

  9. Students transferring from another institution to the University of Toronto at Scarborough will be required to complete at least half of their credits and half of their Program requirements as University of Toronto at Scarborough students. Students transferring from other divisions of the University of Toronto are exempt from this requirement.

Registration in Programs which have been Withdrawn

Normally students will not be allowed to register in Programs that have been withdrawn. However, where the required courses for the Programs are still offered or suitable substitutions are available, students who have completed at least four full credits at the end of the session in which the Program is withdrawn may still apply for admission to the Program. Such admission will be contingent on a written agreement with the Chair of the relevant Department/Division (or delegate), stipulating the requirements to be met and a time limit for the student's completion of the Program. Students should note that the University is not obliged to make such arrangements.

Students currently registered in Programs that have been withdrawn will be able to complete their Programs within a specified time frame. The College will either offer the courses necessary for them to complete Program requirements or will make other appropriate arrangements such as course substitutions. Students should consult with the relevant Supervisor of Studies or the Chair of the Department/Division in which the Program was offered.

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