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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Cumming School of Medicine 4. Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours 4.3 Faculty Regulations 4.3.1 Degree Requirements
4.3.1 Degree Requirements

The following general requirements apply to all undergraduate BHSc degree programs in the Cumming School of Medicine:

Degree Programs

In order to graduate, a student must present an approved list of courses completed with passing grades. This list will be referred to as the Major. The Major must satisfy the following conditions:

(a) The Major must contain at least 120 units with at least 66 units numbered 300 or above.

(b) Only 3 units in the Major may be graded a "D" or "D+".

(c) Students with CG grades in courses counting towards their BHSc degree will not be eligible for consideration for convocation medals.

(d) A minimum GPA of 3.60 over the last 90 graded units will be eligible for a First Class Honours designation. Refer to "First Class Honours" requirements. Courses with CG grades do not contribute to the 90 units counted towards this designation.

(e) A minimum GPA of 3.30 must be maintained over the last 90 graded units for an Honours designation. Courses with CG grades do not contribute to the 90 units counted towards this designation.

(f) Please refer to 4.3.4 Student Standing for a description of "satisfactory standing".

(g) No more than 60 units taken at other institutions and acceptable for transfer credit may be included in the degree. Normally, transfer credit will be allowed only for coursework completed in the ten years immediately preceding the start of the program.

(h) Candidates for Honours have a maximum of five years in which they are registered in courses to complete the required programs.

Notes:

  • These requirements may change with every Calendar issue. A given Calendar entry applies to the academic year beginning on July 1 and ending on the following June 30. The time of entry into a Major in the Cumming School of Medicine is defined as the first term after admission to the Major during which a student successfully completes any courses applicable to the Major. A student's Major is subject to the course requirements that are in the Calendar current at the time of entry into the BHSc Honours, and a student is allowed five years counted from the time of entry into the Major, to graduate under these requirements. Students who exceed the allotted time limit must consult with the Associate Dean (UHSE), who will decide on an acceptable set of course requirements for graduation.
  • A student who fails to maintain the necessary performance standards or who decides not to continue in the Honours degree may transfer to a program in another faculty, subject to that program's admission requirements.
First Class Honours

In addition to the Honours requirements, first class designation requires successful completion of a program major equivalent to 120 units with a GPA of at least 3.60 over the last 90 graded units. A student who has taken part of their course work at another university may be granted a degree with First Class Honours at the discretion of the School.

Minor Programs

A Minor is available in Health and Society. The course requirements are listed in 4.5.5 Program Details. The GPA over all courses counting towards the Minor must be at least 2.00.

A Minor is available in Bioinformatics. The course requirements are listed in 4.5.3 Program Details. The GPA over all courses counting towards the Minor must be at least 2.00.